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ActuarialBrew is dedicated to providing the highest quality actuarial educational materials to students taking the actuarial exams.  Our goal is your exam success.

At ActuarialBrew.com, we focus on: 

  • clear explanations of the required material
  • exam-style questions to help you prepare for the exam
  • full detailed solutions so you can learn the material quickly and efficiently.



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Joe Francis, FSA, CFA and Chris Ruckman, FSA

Francis and Ruckman are the co-authors of Financial Mathematics - A Practical Guide for Actuaries and Other Business Professionals, which is an approved text of the Society of Actuaries for Exam FM and of the Casualty Actuarial Society for Exam 2.  The authors each have over 10 years of experience in the actuarial education field related to financial mathematics.  They also each have almost 15 years of experience working in the insurance industry.

Francis has been teaching MFE seminars since the exam was introduced in 2007.  Francis also teaches financial mathematics as the actuary-in-residence at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne.