• The key to passing FM is to answer all the questions that you know how to do correctly. There are 35 questions in the FM exam. On the SOA website, you can see that the recent historical pass marks for FM were around 70%. So, you know you need to answer at least 35(0.70) =…

  • Thanks for choosing Coaching Actuaries to help you prepare for Exam FM! Below are a few recommendations on how to use our products. Phase 1: Learn To learn the material, read the online manual and/or watch the video lessons. Attempt the examples on your own even if you have seen the solution. Do your best…

  • Our FM team is working around the clock to revamp the FM video lessons for the new syllabus. The new videos will closely follow our new FM Manual. Here is a schedule of when we anticipate releasing these videos. Section Release Date 1 – Interest Measurement Available Now 2 – Annuities 3/23* 3 – Amortization…

  • Coaching Actuaries FM Manual

    We’re excited to release our latest product for Exam FM, the Coaching Actuaries FM Manual! With content written for the FM syllabus change coming this summer, our new manual is designed help you master the exam material efficiently and effectively. Here’s what makes our FM Manual unique: Fully Online Format Our FM Manual is entirely online,…

  • You may remember from the April FM survey results that 97% of people passed their exam if they had an Earned Level of 7 or above. We were so excited about that stat and we were just hoping to hit in the 90th percentile again for the August sitting. Well, for the August FM survey…

  • Written by Baron Cao: This is a question I asked myself when I was at the P/1-FM/2 crossroad. It’s not like a LeBron James decision where you can only choose one and regret it afterwards. Actuarial students have to pass both exams anyway. However, if you are curious, here are my comments. A couple of…

  • You’ve prepared with classes, videos, manuals, or textbooks. Now you’re practicing with Adapt. Yet there’s still some areas you need to work on. You need a quick review to strengthen your weak areas before the exam! Try out the FM Review Videos from Coach K. If you’ve purchased Adapt, these are available as a link…

  • 97%. That’s the percentage of students who took our survey and had an Earned Level of 7 or above pass their FM exam this April! Awesome news – congrats to all who passed. Following closely, 79% of survey responders who had between a 4 and 6 Earned Level passed as well. This time, we wanted…

  • As you may have heard, the December 2014 Sitting of FM had the lowest pass rate on record since 2007. The pass rate was 41.0% (http://actuarial-lookup.com/#data). If you cruise through the Actuarial Lookup stats, the pass rates are normally the lowest of the year for the October & December sittings. However, 95% of Adapt users who…

  • Written by Paul Ireland, VP Product Management: (This is post 2 of 3 about February 2015 Updates) I’ve made a New Years resolution to more regularly keep you updated on all the exciting changes going on here at CA. This will probably be an easier resolution to keep than running (ah! running!). We have a…