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Blog 59: Business Interruption by Xavier Lo, FIA, FRM, MBA

October 16, 2021

As we are still in covid [新冠肺炎] times, might as well write about something that has been brought into attention these few years. Business Interruption insurance [停業保] has always existed, but as you can imagine, a lot of companies have had their business interrupted during …

Blog 56: Risk Based Capital: Part 1 by Xavier Lo, FIA, FRM, MBA

September 25, 2021

Risk Based Capital [風險資本] is quite a hot topic [熱門話題] in Hong Kong during the recent few years. The reason for this is because there will be regulatory changes [制度改變] to how any insurer calculates the amount of capital that they have to hold. Historically, …

Blog 54: Tips for writing CV – part 1 by Xavier Lo, FIA, FRM, MBA

September 11, 2021

My previous blog about exam tips was quite well-received. I think that while you enjoy learning about soft skills and theory, sometimes practical advice might come in handy as well. So I’ll dedicate today’s blog on how to write CVs [履歷]. There are so many …

Blog 53: Pigeonhole Principle by Xavier Lo, FIA, FRM, MBA

September 4, 2021

I keep saying that the perfect actuary is one who is great with numbers, but even better in soft skills and overall knowledge. However, its always good to remind ourselves of the theoretical concepts [理論] in mathematics, and I’ll introduce a relatively easy topic today: …

Blog 48: Equity VS Equality by Xavier Lo, FIA, FRM, MBA

July 31, 2021

Has everyone been following the Olympic games [奧運會]? Sometimes you can tell which sport [運動] some athlete [運動員] plays just by their body shape. This got me thinking about Equity [公平] versus Equality [平等]. This can be a very philosophical [哲學性] debate as to which is right or wrong. …