About the Author
Michael Bean was a professor of mathematics and actuarial science for many
years and held appointments at universities throughout North America
including the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, the University of Toronto,
the University of California Berkeley, the University of Western Ontario and
Wilfrid Laurier University. He has also provided professional education to
many aspiring and qualified actuaries through courses offered by the Society
He has developed sophisticated stochastic models and software for analyzing
the risks associated with complex investment and insurance products and held
senior positions in risk management in both industry and government for a
number of years.
He has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Waterloo, a Licentiate
from Trinity College of Music in London, England and is a Fellow of the
Casualty Actuarial Society, a Fellow of the Society of the Actuaries and a
Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.