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GAAPS @ Imperial College – Careers Fair November 2011

Dear Friends,

We feel very proud to once again sponsor Imperial Colleges Actuarial Careers Fair.

As always the event was excellent and the evening itself saw people queuing outside to get in, with the talks on international actuarial recruitment offering standing space only (and even that spilled out of the auditorium!)

Geraldine as usual was very insightful on the evening, giving useful tips to students about how to approach the actuarial profession and, of course, actuarial recruiters!

Special thanks of course go to Imperial College and all the people who organized this magical event.

When it comes to class, Imperial College cannot be faulted. Great atmosphere, nice people, floods of wine and more sushi down town Tokyo!

After all these years in the business we have to admit it’s still touching meeting students who wish to embark on an actuarial career. Their eyes are full of hope and their expression full of curiosity; for our consultants there is nothing more exciting than answering the many questions they ask regarding the profession.

So, don’t give up people, being an Actuary requires a lot of sacrifice but it is totally worth it. For students who enjoy maths, the profession is really promising!

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From Paris to London

I am visiting the main GAAPS office in London at the moment and I am very pleased to see the rest of the team. Everyone is very busy and there is a friendly atmosphere.

Yesterday, after work, we all went to celebrate Geraldine’s birthday at a wine bar around the corner. It was very nice to catch up with the team.

I have also been extremely happy and surprised this time as I am staying in a studio hotel and they have upgraded me to a 1 bedroom flat – I have nearly 50 square meters on my own!

I will be returning to Paris on Friday morning.

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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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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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Shakespeare On Love

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“Who will believe my verse in time to come if it were fill’d with your most high deserts?”
Passion. Tenderness. Lust. Betrayal. Loveletters and puppies. From young romance to experience and wisdom, Shakespeare runs the gamut of love. And it ain’t all Romeo and Juliet.

Come fall in love the bard way in this exploration of Shakespeare’s plays and poetry, brought about with tenderness and humour; produced by and starring GAAPS consultant Andrew Hodwitz.

“Shakespeare On Love,” is a revue of various scenes of the different type of love written about by the bard — fantastically romantic, dangerously abusive . . . even the love of a dog!

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PLACE: the upper room of The Oxford Pub, 256 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2AA (steps away from Kentish Town tube stop on the Northern Line (High Barnet)).

DATES: July 22, 23, 24, 25 (Wed. to Sat.)

TIME: 7:30 pm (approximately 1 hour long)

TICKETS: £10 at the door

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES: 07504 092 167