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Hal Cherry, FSA, MAAA and Wafaa Shaban, ASA, Ph.D.
The manual shows you tricks and shortcuts for various types of problems, warns you about common traps that students fall into, and tells you how to avoid them. After each topic there are examples called “Stepping Stones” that are designed to tell you whether you have understood what you have just read, and to serve as a bridge to more difficult exam-level problems.
Harold Cherry, FSA, MAAA, retired as Vice President & Actuary after 33 years at New York Life. Subsequently, he was a consultant at AXA Equitable (now Equitable Holdings) for 17 years. During his time as a working actuary, he taught courses for actuarial students for over 30 years, sponsored by the Actuarial Society of Greater New York. He was the publisher of study manuals under the ASM imprint for many years, until their publication was assumed by The Actuarial Bookstore.
Wafaa Shaban, PhD, ASA, Actuarial Science Program Director and Teaching Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Since 2003, she has taught Actuarial courses for the "Financial Mathematics" and "Long Term Actuarial Models" exams. Dr. Shaban became an author with the Actuarial Bookstore in 2015 working on GOAL for FM. She later became a co-author of the ASM Manual for FM in 2018.
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