Acturial Study Materials

Did you know ASM (ArchiMedia) is a Benefit Corporation?

What is a Benefit Corporation?

Benefit Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social performance, transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Benefit Corporations seek to redefine success in business and build stronger communities and a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable economy through the creation of high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose. Benefit Corporations use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their stakeholders.

Our Specific Public Benefit Purpose:

It is enshrined in our corporate by-laws that the company shall have a specific public benefit purpose,

To promote innovation in education and improved access to exceptional content and expert instruction through our community of students, educators, and professionals with the goal of offering customizable educational resources to improve both the effectiveness and efficiency in which students and professionals learn, and professors and instructors teach.

Why ASM is a Benefit Corporation:

We believe in the power of community. Over the decades, we've assembled a diverse collective of professors and professional subject matter experts and empowered them to create best-in-class educational materials. These materials offer students unrivaled access to affordable and comprehensive learning solutions that students can tailor to their unique learning styles.

Our members actively contribute and collaborate in support of our shared vision and mission. Some members contribute individually, some in work in small teams, but each works collectively for the whole. The members of our educational community include YOU!

  • Students & Professionals - giving back through communication of ideas with ASM and the broader community.
  • Professors & Instructors - pedagogy thought-leaders, supporters of expanded access.
  • Authors & Professional Subject Matter Experts - recognized leaders in their field, aspirants for ever-better authorship and instruction.
  • Our Team - employees dedicated to our company vision and mission.
  • Professional Societies (SOA, CAS, IFoA, etc.) - visionaries for professional education.

Our Vision - To serve as a community of students, educators, and corporations working together to promote learning and other educational development in a mutually beneficial and self-reinforcing manner.

Our Mission - The creation of, and broad access to, a comprehensive and expanding array of innovative and customizable educational resources that help students and professionals learn, and professors and instructors teach.

ASM: A History of Community

ASM was founded by Harold Cherry, FSA, in 1983. ASM's outstanding team of authors have been dedicated to students' actuarial exam success for 40 years. Today, Cherry is still at work on behalf of students. He and co-author, Prof. Wafaa Shaban, continue to offer a study program of exceptional breadth and depth. Similarly, Prof. Abraham Weishaus and David Farber, ASA, EA, MSPA, are legendary for the quality and clarity of their writing and instruction.

Purchase Options:

Online and telephone orders for ASM study manual programs are handled by ACTEX Learning | Mad River Books and The Actuarial Bookstore.

Actuarial Study Materials

ASM has been helping students prepare for actuarial exams since 1983. We offer study materials for Exams P/1, FM/2, MLC, MFE/3F, C/4, S and EA-1, EA-2F and EA-2L, written by an outstanding team of authors. ASM Products are sold at ACTEX Learning | Mad River Books and The Actuarial Bookstore.