Professionalism

Tattoos and Ponytails
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Tattoos and Ponytails

January/February 2023
By Tammy Dixon
Our Code of Professional Conduct does not define how we appear, but it does guide us in the ways we must uphold the reputation of the actuarial profession.

A Fine Mess
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A Fine Mess

November/December 2022
By April Choi
In order to exemplify our professionalism and preserve our self-regulation status, each of us as individuals must uphold and abide by our Code of Professional Conduct, follow the actuarial standards of practice (ASOPs), and comply with the U.S. Qualification Standards.

Explaining Professionalism to Principals
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Explaining Professionalism to Principals

May/June 2022
By the Academy’s Committee on Professional Responsibility
This feature is intended to help actuaries think proactively about professionalism and how to explain its importance to the work they do and the stakeholders they serve.

Mythology and Actuarial Professionalism
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Mythology and Actuarial Professionalism

May/June 2022
By Albert J. Beer
Based upon issues that the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline have regularly encountered, this article highlights three “myths” that are commonly (and erroneously!) associated with actuarial professionalism.

Risk to the Actuary
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Risk to the Actuary

March/April 2022
By Richard Kutikoff
Things go wrong. And when they do, it can be harmful to the actuary. Harmful to the actuary’s employer. Harmful to the reputation of the profession. So, what can you do about it?

Where Do You Practice?
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Where Do You Practice?

November/December 2021
By William Hines
Actuaries need to be aware of and comply with any requirements of the jurisdictions in which they render their services. The Code of Professional Conduct that we all must follow requires as much.

The Art of the Possible
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The Art of the Possible

March/April 2021
By David L. Driscoll
Our Code of Professional Conduct and actuarial standards of practice limit actuaries’ responsibilities to matters in which actuarial training and experience make one competent to act.

A Little Help From My Friends
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A Little Help From My Friends

January/February 2021
By Albert J. Beer
Even the most experienced and skilled actuary runs into sensitive and complex situations. If that ever happens to you or a colleague, remember that the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline stands ready to assist.