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The Evolving Actuarial Workplace
By Sally Ezra, Partner
Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment
Adapted from the Contingencies
Article at http://bit.ly/mYYoqX
“The Evolving Actuarial Workplace:
Change is coming. Are you on top of all the
- by Annmarie Geddes Lipold
- Quote excerpts by Sally Ezra, discussing
new geographical actuarial markets, areas
of practice, executive management and the
actuary of tomorrow.
New geographic markets will continue to
emerge as well, says Sally Ezra, Partner, Ezra
Penland Actuarial Recruitment.
The actuarial profession in India and China, for
example, is just beginning to come online
because – until now – there’s been little
“North American expertise is still attractive
there,” she adds.
Actuaries will be looking at operational risk and
big-picture business issues and will be
expected to come to the table as strategic
planners, Ezra explains.
It won’t be long before more actuaries are
decision-makers and leaders.
There is already a “huge shift” taking place, with
actuaries beginning to bridge the gap between
data analyzers and output users, she adds.
But then, tomorrow’s successful actuary will be
more than an analytical expert.
Recruiter Ezra observes that more companies
are coming to her to locate actuaries who have
experience with predictive analytics and ERM.
“Those are two areas where I see the most
growth, ” she says.
Organizations always want to be ahead of the
game, and actuaries are generally in a good
position to help, Ezra says.
Successful actuaries are the problem solvers.
“They are not just reporting what is going on;
they are looking to solve the problems,” Ezra
As a result, she adds, more actuaries are taking
on chief executive officer and chief financial
Preparing to be tomorrow’s successful actuary
will mean much more than having great
mathematical and technical skills. Solid
business skills will be required as well, experts
“The people coming out of the universities are
looking to be business people who happen to
be actuaries,” Ezra says.
“Excellent technical skills are in high demand
and will continue to tip the scales in the favor of
a candidate, ” says Ezra.
Ezra is confident that actuaries will adjust to
ensure successful futures. “Actuaries are great
adapters, and they are in the forefront of
industry due to their intellectual and
professional curiosity,” she explains.
Read the entire article at http://bit.ly/pFbimL
You can reach Ezra Penland Actuarial
Recruitment at www.EzraPenland.com and