Announcement: SOA releases June 2019 Exam STAM passing candidate numbers and congratulates the new FSAs for August 2019.

Growing Stronger Every Day

Growing Stronger Every Day

My, how time flies. Only a year ago, we were putting the finishing touches on our first issue of The Actuary magazine, frantically trying to make sure that our inaugural issue was ready and able to impress our membership before we sent it off to the printer.

A great deal of time and effort went into the transition from The Actuary newsletter to The Actuary magazine and the result was considerable change. And it seems like just yesterday, we were busy developing magazine policies, soliciting content and crafting a unique look.

But now, a year later, it's hard to believe we've got six issues under our belt and our publication is already a year old. It would seem that the hard work is behind us; we've established our publication, its policies and its look. We've got our publication process down pat and we know what it takes to publish an issue of the magazine. We could sit back and begin to breathe easier now, a year later. If it ain't broke ... right?

It would be na�ve to think that in one year our work on this publication is complete. While we may be off to a good start, this magazine is still in its infancy and like all things, it must evolve. Like Oliver Cromwell once said, "He who stops being better stops being good." So we've still got a lot of work ahead of us if we want this to be the best publication it can be.

Our goal is to offer you a useful magazine that is in line with the goals of the SOA strategic plan. So in the coming year, we will continue to gradually evolve the magazine, with some changes more obvious than others. And like many of the changes the Society is currently experiencing, the changes to the magazine are in response to feedback we've received from members. We encourage you to participate in the evolution of The Actuary magazine. We are always looking for article ideas or suggestions of how to improve the publication. Please send your comments and suggestions to Sam Phillips, as we welcome your ideas.

Thanks for sharing this first year with us. We look forward to making this magazine an even better resource for you in the coming year.

Sincerely,
SOA Publications Staff