In this installment, Rachna shares stories of how she combined her on-the-job pension actuarial training with text book knowledge from the investment track exams to build a career as an investment actuary (and some interesting career advice that will expand your waist line).

Direct download: SOA_161_1.mp3
Category:Investment & Risk -- posted at: 8:44am CDT

SOA member Jeff Passmore, FSA, CFA, discusses asset liability management (ALM) with SOA President-Elect Andy Rallis, FSA, MAAA. They discuss the early development of ALM, current opportunities within life insurance using ALM, and advice for actuaries getting involved in this space.

Direct download: SOA_153.mp3
Category:Investment & Risk -- posted at: 8:20am CDT

John Toohey, CFA is a Vice President of Equity Investments and Portfolio Manager at USAA Asset Management Company.   He is also a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

The Investment Section of the Society of Actuaries is creating a podcast series - How I Became an Investment Actuary.  In each podcast, we will interview a prominent investment actuary.  We hope to provide a series of interest to actuaries wanting to use their actuarial skills in the world of investments. In this installment, John discusses how he came to be in his current role and how his actuarial skills contribute.

Direct download: SOA_138.mp3
Category:Investment & Risk -- posted at: 7:59am CDT

Barbara Zvan, FSA, FCIA, CERA is Chief Risk & Strategy Officer at Ontario Teachers'‚Äč Pension Plan.

The Investment Section of the Society of Actuaries is creating a podcast series - How I Became an Investment Actuary.  In each podcast, we will interview a prominent investment actuary.  We hope to provide a series of interest to actuaries wanting to use their actuarial skills in the world of investments.  In this installment, Barbara discusses how she came to be in her current role and how her actuarial skills contribute.

Direct download: SOA_132.mp3
Category:Investment & Risk -- posted at: 7:50am CDT

In this Ask an Actuary Podcast, an actuarial student just beginning on his actuarial path, interviews Jeff Passmore, Chair of the Investment Council of the Society of Actuaries, about his actuarial journey. Investments touch nearly every other branch of actuarial work, and investment actuaries play a key role in matching asset portfolios to the nature of the liabilities, be they pensions or various insurance products. Jeff also shares his views on investment actuarial work, as well as the credentialing and continuing education processes.

Direct download: Ask_An_Investment_Actuary.mp3
Category:Investment & Risk -- posted at: 9:50am CDT

Investment Section Chair, Jeff Passmore, FSA, EA, FCA and Vice-Chair Kelly Featherstone, FSA, ACIA discuss the council strategic plan to double the value of Investment Section membership for the next five years.

Direct download: Investment_Podcaast_-_Double_for_Five_Initiative.mp3
Category:Investment & Risk -- posted at: 2:59pm CDT

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