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The Statistical Edge: Enhance Your Metrics with the Actuarial Valuation Method

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The Statistical Edge: Enhance Your Metrics with the Actuarial Valuation Method

by Dani Freidus – Finance Expert @ Toptal
#CAC #CLV #Metrics

I often hear the question “What is an actuary?” Well, actuaries are unique in that they have a deep understanding of both business and statistics.

Traditionally, an actuary’s differentiator was their ability to make financial sense of extremely long-term horizons—typically those associated with the lifespan of human beings.

This naturally lent itself to actuaries working in the age-old fields of life insurance and pensions.

However, it is not just an actuary’s grasp of the long term which is unique but also their ability to harness a broad range of academic fields and apply them in a business context. To this end, the Actuaries Institute defines actuaries as professionals who:

“evaluate risk and opportunity – applying mathematical, statistical, economic and financial analyses to a wide range of business problems.”

Due to this broad skillset, I heard recently that only 30% of Actuaries Institute members actually work in life insurance or pensions—the traditional “heartland” of the industry.

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