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Old 05-06-2012, 05:24 AM
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Does anyone have experience working in Mexico in P&C? I am interested in eventually working abroad for a while, and Mexico City is where I would most like to go. I have seen a few old job listings online for positions in Mexico, but I am interested in how large the actuarial field in Mexico is, and what types of skills are in demand. Also, how are salaries in Mexico compared to in the US, and how willing are Mexican companies to hire American actuaries? Is it common for an international consulting company to transfer actuaries to offices out of the country?

For some background on myself, I am American and am about to start in P&C consulting. I am not 100% fluent in Spanish, but probably pretty close. I am definitely better than the average English-speaker who studied Spanish in school.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:13 PM
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May I ask why you want to go to Mexico city - one of the most dangerous cities in the World ?
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:42 PM
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You will get paid significantly less, but if that is where you want to be, then go there.

Just know that there is a reason people are emigrating from Mexico and not to Mexico. I have spent quite a bit of time in Mexico myself, and I love it, but I would rather work here in the states and be able to afford living like a king when I am there than to move there and live on a Mexican salary.

I will probably eventually move to Mexico myself, but not until I retire.
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Your best bet is to look into consulting companies like Milliman. It is fairly common for principles of Milliman offices to have offices elsewhere. I believe one nearby has an office in Mexico City and another somewhere in Brazil - I might be getting offices confused.
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May I ask why you want to go to Mexico city - one of the most dangerous cities in the World ?
Its not that bad
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Is life that dangerous for the mexican middle and upper middle classes who live in Mexico City itself ? That place is huge and I'd suppose that the affluent people have managed to carve out large areas of safety for themselves.

Northern Mexico is of course extremely dangerous and best avoided at all costs.
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This other skunk person seems to be right. It used to be worse, but isnt all that bad. Mexico is a wonderful country.
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Sure, if you're comparing it to Afghanistan.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:07 AM
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Thank you all for your responses. Admittedly, Mexico City may seem like an odd place to want to move, but I have always been interested in living in Latin America. I would like the opportunity to live in another culture and to improve my Spanish. Also, my boyfriend has dual Mexican/American citizenship, so he will be able to work there if we move. He also has a lot of family there, so that would be a positive.

Does anyone have experience working in Mexico? I am still interested in learning about what types of skills are especially valued and how salaries compare.
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Sure, if you're comparing it to Afghanistan.
Actually I was comparing Mexico City to Baghdad. It really isn't half bad.
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