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Old 11-09-2013, 11:48 AM
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Default Life Pricing to Annuity Valuation?

Would you move from Life pricing to Annuity valuation to broaden your experience base? Why would you or wouldn't you?

Here's some background: recent FSA, been in Life pricing for 5 years, enjoy the
work very much, developed a good reputation, have not tried anything else.

If I don't get exposure to different areas now, the likelihood of doing so in the future will be limited. I will probably lock myself into a "pricing specialist" box. This may not be such a bad thing because the work is rewarding, but future opportunities would be limited.

What would you do?
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:59 AM
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If the money is right, I don't see any downside to making the move.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:11 PM
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Money is right on both sides.

Advancement is somewhat limited on both sides, there's just not that much room right now. If things change or someone moves, I may have a better chance to stand out in Pricing in the short term.
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You've proven yourself in Life, making the move to annuities makes you more marketable in the ling run, especially if you had to switch companies.
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Would you move from Life pricing to Annuity valuation to broaden your experience base? Why would you or wouldn't you?

Here's some background: recent FSA, been in Life pricing for 5 years, enjoy the
work very much, developed a good reputation, have not tried anything else.

If I don't get exposure to different areas now, the likelihood of doing so in the future will be limited. I will probably lock myself into a "pricing specialist" box. This may not be such a bad thing because the work is rewarding, but future opportunities would be limited.

What would you do?
If you've only done one thing, how do you know the other thing isn't as rewarding?
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:41 PM
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If you've only done one thing, how do you know the other thing isn't as rewarding?
You're right, I don't know. I'm being pulled in 2 directions, one is the attraction of new challenges and a new environment, the other follows the tired adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

My hope was to get feedback from those that have done similar career moves and get some hindsight perspective.
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I think I general, pricing is better than valuation.
If you could find an annuity pricing role, that would be ideal.

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I think I general, pricing is better than valuation.
If you could find a annuity pricing role, that would be ideal.
"A annuity?" Really?
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:25 AM
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I think in general, pricing is better than valuation.
How so?
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"A annuity?" Really?
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