Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Spike in Actuarial Nerdiness Index
The Actuarial Nerdiness Index, or ANI, is at its highest level since 1999.
The index is a leading indicator of companies that employ actuaries. Generally speaking, nerdiness drives happiness which drives productivity
A secondary source is the popularity of fantasy or sci-fi movies. There were spikes in the index shortly after The Matrix, and record jumps during the Lord of The Rings Trilogy. Currently the Harry Potter series continues to maintain the index. Just recently two actuaries were found discussing who would win in a battle of evil wizards – Sauromon or Voldemort.
The only negative comes from a dip in the use of HP calculators. This once iconic component (pictured below) to an actuary’s arsenal seems to be quickly becoming a relic.