August 30, 2004
A moving image--Reflecting the future of the actuarial profession
Actuarial jokes aside, it should come as no surprise to anyone (actuaries least of all) that their image may be something of a double-edged sword. For more than a century, actuaries have been perceived as the bedrock of the insurance business, purveyors of hard reality, voices of reason and caution whenever the marketing side strayed too far toward irrational exuberance.
So it’s not surprising, at a time when actuaries want to branch out into new, more adventurous fields, that their traditional image might be something of a handicap.
Posted by Tom Troceen