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Tiller's Thriller: Taking a Calculated Risk as a Novelist

by Denise Tiller
As if life as an actuary isn't exciting enough, Denise Tiller had to add a little murder and mayhem—just to keep things interesting.

Perfecting the Storm: The Evolution of Hurricane Models

by Charles S. White and Paul E. Budde
Hurricane models have become gradually more sophisticated over the past 15 years, but they're not without controversy. How do models work, how are they used, and what are some of the issues that hurricane modelers and users of the models face?

Living on the Hedge

by Tom Bakos
Hedge funds are how the other half invests. If you've got a few hundred thousand just sitting around not doing anything, read this.

Regulation XXX: Playing by the Rules

by Tom Foley and Mark Peavy
Since the national Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) adopted the revised Valuation of Life Insurance Policies Model Regulation (XXX) in March 1999, many questions have been raised about whether and how XXX applies to certain policies.

Crystal Gazing: Thinking About Life Insurance in 2050

by Kenneth W. Faig
A life insurance veteran speculates on life insurance in cyberspace, where virtual insurance companies will be transacting mega deals and the underwriting process will take place in the blink of an eye. Or almost.

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