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Thread: Actuarial Books (Probably Not What You're Thinking)?

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    Actuarial Books (Probably Not What You're Thinking)?

    Besides manuals and textbooks, does anyone have any interesting reading suggestions for books on actuarial topics?

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    Just get familiar with topics relevant to the insurance industry. CAT coverages, reinsurance, the impact of government-mandated health care, regulatory issues in states, ... if it applies to the insurance industry, it almost certainly applies to the work actuaries do in some way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Blues View Post
    Just get familiar with topics relevant to the insurance industry. CAT coverages, reinsurance, the impact of government-mandated health care, regulatory issues in states, ... if it applies to the insurance industry, it almost certainly applies to the work actuaries do in some way.
    Thanks, I assumed that this would be the overall response. I have been reading the articles posted in this forum as well as ones on major insurance companies.

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    If you are looking for specific book titles: Against the Gods by Peter Bernstein is a good read about the history of risk mgt. It's not at all technical, more a history book but definitely entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnaik47 View Post
    If you are looking for specific book titles: Against the Gods by Peter Bernstein is a good read about the history of risk mgt. It's not at all technical, more a history book but definitely entertaining.
    Awesome! That's exactly what I've been looking for. I'm sure there are many other books on the history of actuarial practice that I could look into as well. Thanks for the suggestion!

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