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Explore the library of information produced by the SOA. The Actuarial Practice Forum, the NAAJ, The Actuary Magazine, e–newsletters, textbooks, monographs and more are all accessible. Can't seem to find your old content? Contact the SOA Digital Librarian at 847.706.3529 or via email at druppert@soa.org. To browse SOA publications by year, visit the Publication Browse.

 

The Actuarial Practice Forum (APF)  

This electronic journal, published from 2006-2010, delivered information to the general actuarial readership through in-depth papers. The APF published papers on a range of topics, including practice methodologies, product design, regulatory issues and other areas to help practitioners in their daily work. The APF is no longer published. Past issues can be found on the above link.

Actuarial Research Clearing House (ARCH)  

ARCH, a publication sponsored by the SOA Education and Research Section, is an informal communication providing current actuarial research to friends and members of the actuarial community. Its primary goal is the speedy dissemination of current thinking and aids to research.

The Actuary Magazine  

Published every other month, this four–color, glossy magazine gives readers the information they need to stay on top of actuarial trends and enhance their business career development. Content features in–depth and timely articles that focus on all actuarial practice areas. In addition, readers will find articles on SOA education initiatives, trends in international business and read interviews with actuaries paving the way into new areas of practice.

The Canadian Corner  

The Canadian Corner is a quarterly update to highlight SOA content that is relevant to the Canadian SOA member. Features include interviews with Canadian actuaries, news, and links to research and professional development of interest to Canadian members.

Essays  

Find collections of essays on topics such as the financial crisis and health care reform. New to the SOA's list of publications, other essay collections of varying and important subjects will be added as they become available.

The Future Actuary  

The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Society of Actuaries (SOA) candidates' newsletter, The Future Actuary, reaches thousands of actuarial candidates yearly taking the first four jointly administered CAS/SOA exams. Published quarterly, readers gain insights on topics like career development, nontraditional careers, study tips, and professional conduct and ethics.

Monographs  

Find scholarly papers on a variety of research and special interest topics. Read about Living to 100, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Asset–Liability Integration, Financing Chronic Care, the Future of Pension Plan Funding and a host of other interesting and timely subjects relating to the actuarial profession.

The North American Actuarial Journal (NAAJ)  

The North American Actuarial Journal (NAAJ) is the premier publication of the Society of Actuaries as its only refereed journal. In addition to the Society membership, it serves the international, scientific, academic, business and governmental communities, making it the most widely distributed actuarial journal. The NAAJ scientifically addresses the domestic and international problems, interests and concerns of actuaries, their customers, and public policy decision makers. NAAJ manuscript submissions are welcomed.

Professional Development Opportunities (e-Newsletter)  

This semi-monthly e-newsletter will include information on everything from meetings, seminars and symposiums to professional development news, webcasts and the new e-courses. Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox and take advantage of this new, easy way to view professional growth opportunities.

Section Newsletters

The SOA's professional interest sections publish newsletters consisting of short– to medium–length articles of specific interest to section members. Newsletters provide practical information for the working actuary, articles on trends that impact sections and news about section activities.

SOA News Today  

Keep electronically updated on SOA members in the news, SOA strategic initiatives, upcoming seminars, research initiatives, and more. A quick, easy read that provides links to Web sites to assist your work.

Actuarial Textbooks and Related Book Publications  

The SOA publishes actuarial science textbooks on a variety of professional interest topics. Authors are subject matter experts in their respective fields. Order these textbooks by completing the Bookstore Order Form. SOA members can also receive a discount on specific professional development and actuarial science books.

Discounted Books

The SOA has partnered with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. to secure discount rates for members on professional development books. The 15% discount will calculate upon checkout, however, if the discount does not appear, within the United States please enter discount code "SOAMB". Members outside the U.S., please enter "aff15".

Presentation and Publication Archives  

Conveniently access archived presentations/handouts from Spring Meetings, Annual Meetings, Valuation Actuary Symposium, Product Development Symposium, Intercompany LTCI Conference, the Investment Actuary Symposium, and webcasts. Also find seminar binders and audio recordings available for purchase.

 

Looking for a historical SOA publication? Publications like The Record and Professional Actuarial Specialty Guides offer valuable, historical content for candidates, and member professionals. You can search for any of these publications, including Transactions (1949–1999), or for a specific topic by conducting an Advanced Search.

Interested in contributing to an SOA publication?  

If you are interested in making a contribution, the SOA offers a wide range of opportunities. SOA publication editorial boards encourage members to submit material for publication for the profession's benefit.