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  • Embedded Value
    With an embedded value approach, there is a more direct recognition of the capital markets and the cost ... Finally, and most importantly, EV facilitates a more direct link between compensation and shareholder value ...

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    • Authors: Nancy Bennett, Edward Jarrett, David E Neve, James Reiskytl, Richard J Lauria, Duncan Briggs
    • Date: Sep 2002
    • Competency: Strategic Insight and Integration>Influence decisions; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Problem analysis and definition; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Process and technique refinement
    • Topics: Financial Reporting & Accounting
  • The Zen Actuary, Installment 15: The Challenge of Transitions Part 1
    transitions to more supervision and mentoring and less direct modeling. Although this is a fairly standard ... when we are reviewing a model built by one of our direct reports? Is that model conversion from Version ...

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    • Authors: Richard J Lauria
    • Date: Nov 2019
    • Competency: Professional Values
    • Publication Name: The Stepping Stone
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession
  • Stepping Stone Newsletter, January 2005, Issue No. 17
    the group, rather than your own success. Your primary task as leader is helping oth- ers succeed. If ... you prefer to have John or Mary as one of your direct reports? In my view, I don’t really want either ...

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    • Authors: Gerald A Fryer, Marcel M Gingras, John West Hadley, Daniel L Shinnick, David Miller, Richard J Lauria, Sim Segal, K H Rendek, JAMES J GRAY
    • Date: Jan 2005
    • Publication Name: The Stepping Stone
  • The Zen Actuary Installment 17: Mindfulness During a Black Swan
    The Zen Actuary Installment 17: Mindfulness During a Black Swan Continuation of series ... banking went from being a nice convenience to the primary mode of managing our finances; cash is now a four-letter ...

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    • Authors: Richard J Lauria
    • Date: Jan 2021
    • Competency: Communication; Professional Values
    • Publication Name: The Stepping Stone
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Best practices; Actuarial Profession>Management skills; Enterprise Risk Management>Systematic risk
  • Zen Actuary Installment 5: The Sands are Always Shifting
    aging process creates the interest in long-term care insurance. • Man-made objects that greatly enhance ... policies, due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This legislation brought initial challenges ...

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    • Authors: Richard J Lauria
    • Date: Feb 2015
    • Publication Name: The Stepping Stone
  • Zen Actuary Installment 10: Breaking Down the Practice
    Zen Actuary Installment 10: Breaking Down the Practice Latest in a series of articles adapting ... to: • Provide affordable health care for all • Finance long-term care • Create sustainable retirement ...

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    • Authors: Richard J Lauria
    • Date: Nov 2016
    • Publication Name: The Stepping Stone
  • The Zen Actuary Installment 2: "Be Authentic"
    The Zen Actuary Installment 2: "Be Authentic" Continuation of a series ... authenticity. For the early-career pre-associate, the primary path is further education and ultimately achieving ...

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    • Authors: Richard J Lauria
    • Date: Feb 2014
    • Competency: Leadership>Influence; Leadership>Thought leadership; Professional Values>Ethical standards
    • Publication Name: The Stepping Stone
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Management skills; Actuarial Profession>Professional development
  • Zen Actuary 11 - Refining and Rebuilding the Practice
    unnecessarily—than to be judicious in applying effort with care in a balanced way. I can think nice things about ... unnecessarily—than to be judicious in applying effort with care in a balanced way. The most challenging one was ...

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    • Authors: Richard J Lauria
    • Date: Mar 2017
    • Competency: Leadership>Thought leadership; Relationship Management>Relationships and trust
    • Publication Name: The Stepping Stone
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Management skills; Actuarial Profession>Professional development
  • The Zen Actuary Installment 1: "Balancing the Two Efforts"
    The Zen Actuary Installment 1: "Balancing the Two Efforts" Adapted from Chapter ... more robust work product. However, one must take care in such a situation to not use available resource ...

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    • Authors: Richard J Lauria
    • Date: Nov 2013
    • Competency: Communication>Persuasive communication; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>General business skills; Professional Values>Practice expertise
    • Publication Name: The Stepping Stone
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Professional development
  • Zen Actuary 9: Patience in Healing
    Zen Actuary 9: Patience in Healing The latest installment in a series that applies Buddhist ... pricing sea changes ushered in by the Affordable Care Act in 2014. How to heal the market is under contemplation ...

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    • Authors: Richard J Lauria
    • Date: Aug 2016
    • Competency: Leadership>Change management; Results-Oriented Solutions>Assess decision effectiveness; Strategic Insight and Integration>Effective decision-making
    • Publication Name: The Stepping Stone
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Best practices; Actuarial Profession>Management skills