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Actuaries: We Want Your News and Travel Stories

We are expanding the Travel GAAPS blog to include YOU. If you would like the world to know about your non-actuarial news then let us know.

Are you performing in a show?
Are you competing in a sports competition?
Have you traveled to any actuarial events or conferences?

If you are an actuary and you have any news that you would like us to post on the Travel GAAPS blog then please contact hkaye@gaaps.com.

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GAAPS Not Grounded

Sophie had been visiting us at GAAPS HQ in London when the volcanic travel ban struck and she was unable to fly home to France as planned.

At 11pm on Thursday night Sima managed to book her a Eurostar ticket for Saturday morning, tickets for the next leg of the journey back to Marseilles were further complicated by a train strike in France!

Sophie eventually arrived home at midnight after a long and stressful journey and she is now pleased to be able to get stuck back into filling vacancies.

Jane Weiss is still trapped in South Africa and we eagerly await her return.

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Easter Break, Escape with us!

Use the Easter break to start thinking where your actuarial passport can lead you tomorrow.

Need to perfect your tan in South Africa:
Extensive re-insurance experience, to join the non-life team of a major company.

Need the sweetness of a Belgian Chocolate, roles are waiting for you in Brussels:
You can either join the finance team or add your underwriting knowledge to the employee benefits team for two major clients.

Want to experience the Romantic clichés, Paris Plage is opening soon:
Risk management, non-life pricing, Solvency 2 will be your three course meal.

Just feel like a Celt, board the next flight to Ellan Vannin to work on the Life side:
We are looking for candidates with life assurance background and top problem solving skills.

Ready to learn Deutsche Sprache, schwere Sprache:
Would suit an actuary with strong VA pricing skills to provide non-traditional reinsurance solutions.

Feel the space of green landscape, Glasgow will model you:
Lead the development of the Prophet model for all European life and health business.

If you want to book your seat on one of those departing flights, look no further – contact us.

Our team in Europe and in the UK office will be your cabin crew for this journey!

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Travel Tribulations – Is it a plane? Is it a train? No, It’s Chaim!

Chaim went to visit a client in Paris. Following Eurostar trains breaking down yet again, he decided to revise his travel plans and fly, only to hear reports of a possible strike at Charles de Gaulle airport. Deciding to take his chances, he went to the airport and, thankfully, the plane took off as scheduled. Part 1 complete!

Having successfully left the UK there were only Parisian problems left to contend with. The traffic was so heavy that it would have taken over an hour and a half to get to the meeting; clearly an alternative form of transport was needed. By motorbike the journey took only 20 minutes – finally, a fast and efficient form of transport… but Chaim is not sure that he would repeat the experience!

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From Paris to London

A Few days before my business trip to London I read in the newspaper that the Eurostar train had a problem which forced passengers to stay on the train for over 5 hours! I suddenly think what again will happen to me with the journey, as I have a lot of funny stories with transports since I frequently fly or use trains..,

But I arrived in Saint Pancras on time, visiting my clients in London with no delays, and meeting with candidates where some are still amazed I still haven’t managed to lose my French accent since I borrow Shakespeare’s language to express myself. Which I nicely replied back…”have you only listened to Arsene Wenger!? “

I was impressed by walking into the city and looking in the air to check if it will actually going to rain or if I could see some sun rays, which would help me deciding whether I should wear a thick jacket or a rather summery shirt for the next day, but all I could see was big tower raising their 33 floors through the sky.

Who talks about crisis? I was surprised to see the city, although already pretty compact and full of buildings, still has a few squares meters to implant a new financial head office.

Being in London for business is always a challenge against the chronometer, but I was very happy to see the clients trust us by renewing their terms, and I was pleased to realise that the development I made in Europe is of a deep interest to our clients and candidates. Since Solvency 2 is a top concern for actuaries, Gaaps Europe can contribute to provide them with the best experts and the most valuable opportunities in Europe.

I have now head back to France, ready to put my words into European actions.
It was a pleasure to meet with the London Gaaps team as always.

To talk to me about European opportunities please contact me at sophie@gaaps.com

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Solvency in Edinburgh

My last week was spent in Edinburgh for GIRO, I have been discussing with many candidates and clients the on-going needs of Solvency II. Most interesting in regards to new needs and of course on-going needs within Solvency II and other teams within the non-life parts of the business.

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Worlds Within Worlds

Unusually for Travel GAAPS this journey was a short taxi ride within London to Covent Garden, but Oh – what another world!

Amidst street performers and musicians I had a fruitful meeting and we now have a vacancy for an American startup.

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