An informative interview on the Actuaries Without Borders Global Mentorship Program. Michael Mendel, manager of the program, John Robinson, a mentor for the program, and Lynette Tasaranarwo, a mentee with the program are interviewed by Actuary of the Future Section Council Interns Paul Birch and Mitch Tamashunas. 

Direct download: SOA_147_Final.mp3
Category:Actuary of the Future -- posted at: 2:17pm CDT

Continuing a series of episodes on the R programming language, Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA and Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA lead off with some discussion about functions and move into the concept of libraries, which are central to maximizing the potential of R.

Direct download: SOA_146b.mp3
Category:Predictive Analytics and Futurism -- posted at: 2:34pm CDT

Douglas Fiddler and Robert Wylie, the authors of one of the 4 winning papers in the SOA Retirement 20/20 Call for Models contest discuss their paper - "The South Dakota Retirement System Generational Benefit Structure."

Direct download: SOA_143_1.mp3
Category:Retirement -- posted at: 12:47pm CDT