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Our Final Day in South Africa

We started the day with a breakfast meeting with a client, and then met with a candidate in the afternoon.

Checked out at 4pm and journeyed back to UK.

All in all it was a very successful visit and I am already looking forward to next years careers fair.

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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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!

Send us your boarding card CV now!

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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Actuarial Yoga

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Our current advert invites you to register with us for more challenging positions. There are two types of these available: for actuarial positions register at www.gaaps.com where a wide variety of actuarial opportunities are available.

If you want more advice on being bendy then we reccomend the Everything Yoga blog which offers these tips for staying happy and comfortable when travelling.

  • Hydrating
  • Packing my bag full of goodies that bring me pleasure — books, aromatherapy, healthy snacks, a comfy wrap, my iPod, etc.
  • Leaving for the airport with plenty of time to spare — I don’t mind getting to the airport early. I simply use the time to catch up on reading or thanks to my nifty phone, I catch up on email.
  • Stretch — take breaks in the airport and on the plane to stretch. Seated stretches on the airplane are my favorite!
  • Smile and be open — I’ve met some wonderful folks during flights and at airports.
  • Keeping it simple — I pack light and I plan my travel outfit according to the airport security restrictions (I wear little jewlery and slip on shoes)

We hope that these tips help to ensure that actuaries as well as Actuarial Skills Travel Well.

If you are interested in navigating the actuarial world then please get in touch and register for international vacancies.