Sam Broverman, Ph.D., ASA

Professor Sam Broverman, PhD, ASA, brings 30+ years of university and exam prep teaching experience to bear to ensure that purchasers of this manual gain a thorough understanding of all the topics covered on the exam syllabus. He has been a Professor of Actuarial Mathematics since 1978, first at The University of Texas at Austin until 1980 and since then at the University of Toronto. Professor Broverman is an ACTEX author who has written numerous textbooks and study guides widely used by students preparing for actuarial exams.

John Dinius, FSA

"I look forward to working with future actuaries as they seek not only to pass their exams, but also to develop an in-depth understanding of the principles and methods of financial mathematics that will guide them throughout their actuarial careers."

John Dinius has over 35 years of industry actuarial experience at Aetna Inc. and at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He also served as an adjunct professor of actuarial science at the University of Connecticut for 7 years. John has extensive experience in the design, pricing, valuation, and management of individual life insurance and annuity products.

Johnny Li, PhD, FSA

Professor Li is Professor and the Holder of the Munich Re Chair in Predictive Analytics at the University Of Waterloo, Canada. His current teaching and research focus on the interface between actuarial science and predictive analytics. Over the years, his research contributions have led to several prestigious awards, including the Society of Actuaries (SOA) Redington Prize, the SOA Edward A. Lew Award and the SCOR Actuarial Award in Asia.

Andrew Ng, PhD, FSA

Professor Ng is an Associate Professor of Practice in Actuarial Science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prof. Ng has more than 15 years of experience in actuarial science and financial mathematics education. He teaches a broad range of actuarial science and finance courses, including life contingencies, derivative securities, risk management, and predictive analytics. In 2012, he was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prof. Ng received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

Victoria Grossack, FCAS

Victoria Grossack is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, having received her fellowship in 1997. A graduate of Dartmouth College, she has worked at Argonaut Insurance Company in California, Zurich Financial Services in Zurich, Switzerland, and Folksamerica Reinsurance in New York. She has been published in The Actuarial Review, Contingencies, and The Journal of Actuarial Practice and in Risk Metrics for Decision Making and ORSA published by the Joint Risk Management Section. When she was studying for her last actuarial exam she ran a study group in which all the participants passed. Victoria is fluent in German and French, and is an accomplished fiction writer, having published five Greek mythology novels and two mystery novels, including one set in the world of Jane Austen.

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Ambrose Lo Ph.D., FSA, CERA

Ambrose has received a number of awards and honors ever since he was a graduate student, including the 2012 Excellent Teaching Assistant Award from the Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong, public recognition in the Daily Iowan as a faculty member "making a positive difference in students' lives during their time at The University of Iowa" for five years in a row (2016 to 2020), and, most recently, the 2019-2020 Collegiate Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The University of Iowa.

Professor Lo is currently Associate Professor of Actuarial Science with tenure at the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, The University of Iowa. He earned his B.S. in Actuarial Science (first class honors) and Ph.D. in Actuarial Science from The University of Hong Kong in 2010 and 2014, respectively. He joined The University of Iowa as Assistant Professor of Actuarial Science in August 2014 and was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in July 2019. His research interests lie in dependence structures, quantitative risk management as well as optimal (re)insurance. His research papers have been published in top-tier actuarial journals, such as ASTIN Bulletin: The Journal of the International Actuarial Association, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, and Scandinavian Actuarial Journal.

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