Here are questions I've been asked about being an actuary. They are arranged in alphabetical order.

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  • Sep 6: met actuarial developer of website which helps car buyers find the all-in cost of ownership; he wanted ideas to improve the results
  • Sep (TBA): meeting an ASA who wants tips on starting his own actuarial consulting business
  • Oct 10: speaking to Ryerson University students about how to build trust today
  • Nov (TBA): speaking as part of "a panel of distinguished alumni of Western" (SOA CAE) at the annual career networking reception

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Thought leadership requires having thoughts and expressing them. Blogging is an ideal way. Here are recent examples.


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