Mission and Vision
With roots dating back to 1889, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) is the world's largest actuarial professional organization with more than 27,000 actuaries as members. Through
education, the SOA's mission is to advance actuarial knowledge and to enhance the ability of actuaries to provide expert advice and relevant solutions for financial, business and societal challenges. The SOA's vision is for actuaries to be leaders in the measurement and management of risk.
Education–To provide basic education in the fundamental principles of actuarial science, as well as advanced education, professional development and continuing education for practicing actuaries.
Research–To conduct research to develop studies of historical experience and techniques for projections into the future and to analyze the actuarial aspects of public policy issues and provide the foundation for further expansion of the profession.
The profession–To promote high standards of professional competence and conduct within the actuarial profession.
The SOA, through research and education, advances actuarial knowledge and improves decision making to benefit society. The SOA enhances the ability of actuaries to be trusted financial and business advisors on problems that involve uncertain future events. The SOA provides and ensures the integrity and relevance of its credentials.
The SOA is the leading provider of globally recognized credentials establishing actuaries as business leaders who measure and manage risk to support financial security for individuals, organizations and the public.
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