The Society of Actuaries (SOA), through research and education, advances actuarial knowledge and improves decision making to benefit society. We enhance the ability of actuaries to be trusted financial and business advisors on problems involving uncertain future events. Our vision is to be the leading provider of globally recognized credentials establishing actuaries as business leaders who measure and manage risk to support financial security for individuals, organizations, and the public. The SOA develops data-driven research that helps actuaries be valuable advisors on the most pressing issues facing society. While the SOA does not advocate for or against legislation, the SOA's research, analysis and unique actuarial insight are valued by employers, policy makers and influencers.