Actuaries are reclusive backroom operatives.
The belief that actuaries work in isolation is no longer valid. Over two-thirds of respondents to a recent GAAPS survey meet very frequently with others in the course of their work and over a third attend meetings within other firms on a regular basis. Moreover, far from working independently, actuaries are used to management roles. A total of 56% of the survey respondents managed up to ten people, and 8% were responsible for between 11 and 85.