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Hoboken, NJ, United States, 2012/03/05 - Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced a partnership with the Society of Actuaries to publish six prestigious publications in the field of actuarial science - Wiley.com. NYSE: JWa, JWb
Wiley-Blackwell, today announced a partnership with the Society of Actuaries to publish six prestigious publications in the field of actuarial science beginning in 2012.
The publications are designed to prepare for the Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models (C/4) actuarial examination. They will be the Society of Actuaries’ first books in print and electronic formats for the C/4 exam, sitting alongside Wiley-Blackwell’s leading book programs in mathematics, statistics, economics, and actuarial science.
“We are pleased to be working with Wiley-Blackwell as this new publishing partnership will strengthen our ability to deliver leading edge content to our candidates and members,” said Karen Perry, Publications Manager at the Society of Actuaries.
The six publications will consist of three print books (Loss Models: From Data to Decisions, Fourth Edition; Advanced Loss Models: From Data to Decisions; and Loss Models: From Data to Decisions, Fourth Edition Solutions Manual) and three online products (Loss Models: From Data to Decisions, Third Edition (One Year Online): Preparation for Actuarial Exam C/4; Loss Models: From Data to Decisions, Fourth Edition (One Year Online): Preparation for Actuarial Exam C/4; and Loss Models: From Data to Decisions, Fourth Edition (CourseWare): Preparation for Actuarial Exam C/4).
The three online products will include several innovative functionalities, including randomized problem sets, multiple plugged-in spreadsheets, a customized search engine/index, and hyperlinked text. Additional product and purchasing information can be found at wiley.com/go/lossmodelsonline3e.
This will be Wiley-Blackwell’s second collaboration with the Society of Actuaries, adding to an existing partnership to publish the book Introductory Stochastic Analysis for Finance and Insurance which was released in March of 2006.
“We are delighted that the Society of Actuaries has chosen us to be the publisher for an important segment of the C/4 examination syllabus,” said Steve Quigley, Associate Publisher, Mathematics and Statistics, Wiley-Blackwell. “This extended partnership is an excellent complement to our publishing program and we are convinced that the SOA will benefit from our strong international network giving the books and the examination process the exposure they both deserve.”
About the Society of Actuaries
The Society of Actuaries (SOA) is the largest professional organization dedicated to serving 23,000 actuarial members, over 38,000 candidates and the public in the United States, Canada and worldwide. The SOA's vision is for actuaries to be the leading professionals in the measurement and management of risk. The SOA is committed to:
• Education–Providing basic education in the fundamental principles of actuarial science, advanced education, professional development and continuing education for practicing actuaries.
• Research–Conducting research to develop studies of historical experience and techniques for projections into the future, analyzing the actuarial aspects of public policy issues and providing the foundation for further expansion of the profession.
• The Profession–Promoting high standards of professional competence and conduct within the actuarial profession.