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Old 09-11-2019, 02:38 PM
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In Dick Francis' Hot Money, the brother of the jockey/sleuth hero is an actuary. They are sons of a uber-wealthy financier, and at one point it is mentioned that the father got rich due to a combination of financial acumen and a love of risk-taking, but the jockey son inherited only the love of risk-taking without the financial smarts, and the actuary inherited the financial brains but was risk-averse. So no millions earned there.
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Listening to Dennis Taylor's The Singularity Trap on Audible.

It's a sci-fi novel, with the lead character is a rookie asteroid miner. "shares" of the expedition's profits were being sold cheaply because this crew's last 2 expeditions didn't turn a profit, and when asked by one of the other miners if he understood why, replies "My wife's an actuary, and she said the share price was discounted too much. It's a good bet." or something to that regard.

So, a fictional actuary actually valuing uncertain future cash flows!!
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Watching the movie Tag and at the beginning of the movie John Hamm's character, who is an executive for some corporation, is being interviewed for a magazine I believe. The interviewer asks him "How do you respond to claims about your company using captive insurance companies to move liabilities off of your balance sheet?"

First of all, .

Secondly, if he's not an actuary, he at least works with actuaries.
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An actuary and his wife buy a fixer-upper mansion

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A couple who love old houses have literally uncovered a historic Midtown mansion with plans to restore it to its 119-year-old grandeur.

“We’re definitely looking forward to lots of parties and events and hopefully a lot of friends and family coming to stay with us,” Mallory Seeker said of the home of nearly 7,000 square feet fronted by more than 20 fluted, Ionic columns.

Mallory and Michael Seeker are just the fourth family to own the two-story, beige-brick home at 227 Stonewall St.

The regal structure, guarded by two lion statues at the front steps, anchors a one-acre lot that is massive by Midtown standards.

But not until after the Seekers bought the home in May for $475,000 was much of the house and property visible from the street.

The previous residents, now deceased, had lovingly cared for and even improved the stately home years ago. But as they aged, the bushes, vines and trees took over.

“Some of it was intentional,” Michael said of the overgrowth. “There were some magnolia trees along the front that blocked the whole visual of the house and other things that were unintentional. … Just growth that got away and hadn’t been maintained in years and it kind of took over.”

In addition to their day jobs — Michael is an actuary for a health care provider and Mallory is director of finance for the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis — the Seekers are in the real estate business.

They buy historic apartment properties in Louisville, Kentucky and Memphis, and renovate and rent them out. They now own 20 buildings, including three in Memphis, totaling 95 apartment units.

The Stonewall mansion would be large enough for a number of apartments, but the Seekers take a different approach with their personal property. The plan: The mansion will be their forever home.
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Maybe I put it in another thread. I don't care.

Here is a bizarre reference:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2005...-h/20058-h.htm
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"Dr. Polycarp was, as you all know, an unusually sallow bimetallist. 'There,' people of wide experience would say, 'There goes the sallowest bimetallist in Cheshire.' Once this was said so that he overheard it: it was said by an actuary, under a sunset of mauve and grey. Polycarp turned upon him. 'Sallow!' he cried fiercely, 'sallow! Quis tulerit Gracchos de seditione querentes.' It was said that no actuary ever made game of Dr. Polycarp again."

And no, it does not make much more sense in context. It's intended to be absurd.
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Actuarial reference after new NYG coach talked about having the team reflect the character of the region:

"My team will reflect the region and its values: giant aluminum catering trays of baked ziti, actuaries in fleece pullovers who lower their voices and look around whenever they say 'Newark,' complaining about how bad parking is in their suburban downtown."

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Actuarial reference after new NYG coach talked about having the team reflect the character of the region:

"My team will reflect the region and its values: giant aluminum catering trays of baked ziti, actuaries in fleece pullovers who lower their voices and look around whenever they say 'Newark,' complaining about how bad parking is in their suburban downtown."

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what does that even mean?
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what does that even mean?
Coach originally said "NYG will reflect the region: blue-collar, hard work, old school, physical." I believe this reporter was mocking that since they actually play in suburban NJ and suggesting that as a more accurate description of the character of the region.
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Maybe they saw me wearing my SOA fleece



oh, wait, I never go to NJ
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-a...-idUSKBN1XW0XH

China's Ping An, the largest insurer in the world by market cap, lost its CEO (Lee Yuan Siong,FSA) to Hong Kong's AIA.

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