Posts tagged ‘mortality tables’

Outrunning the Liability Bear



There’s an old joke, most famously told by Ronald Reagan, featuring two men who are surprised by a grizzly bear in the woods. As the bear snarls and prepares to charge, the first man calmly pulls a pair of running shoes from his backpack and begins lacing them up. The second man scoffs, “What…

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Fear of (Not) Dying



One of the downsides of being a pension actuary is that conversations can often turn a bit morbid.  Mortality is such a heavy subject that non-actuaries (also called “people”) consciously use more pleasant euphemisms like “longevity”. Others simply take a hiatus from their regular blog to…

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