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Ernst & Young’s North American Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Services (IAAS) practice includes 175 professional staff throughout the United States, Mexico, Bermuda and Canada. IAAS helps clients address risk, reporting, capital management, merger and acquisition due diligence and integration, retirement income and actuarial department transformation issues, and provides insurance risk management and claims advisory services. Learn more at www.ey.com/us/actuarial.
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“It Takes One To Know One…An Actuary Placing Actuaries”
Named a top recruiting firm by Dun & Bradstreet, Pryor has 40 years of insurance (P&C, Health, Life, Pensions & Investments) experience.
Pauline Reimer, ASA, MAAA, has headed the Actuarial Placement Division since 1986, after working as an actuary in insurance and consulting firms. Proudly the CAS’s first Platinum Partner, she is also on the SoA’s Entrepreneurial Section Council, the Executive Board of ASNY, and the Advisory Boards of both Columbia University’s MS in Actuarial Science program and New York University’s BS in Actuarial Science program.
Quoted in periodicals and television, Pauline handles each step of every actuarial assignment personally—no client is ever relegated to just an Assistant. Her impressive placement records of 99% retention rate and 100% success ratio in retained searches confirm her status as one of the most successful actuarial recruiters worldwide.
Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment was established by Sally Ezra and Claude Penland, ACAS, MAAA, partners with over 35 years of combined industry experience. With the industry’s leading actuarial salary surveys and a rapidly growing actuarial recruiting staff, our goal is to be the top actuarial recruitment firm in the world while serving the long-term needs of clients and actuaries.
Our educated, knowledgeable and highly-trained staff will always exhibit business ethics, integrity, empathy and strong listening skills to help you reach your business goals. Ezra Penland works on both retained and contingent searches at all levels of actuarial analysts, credentialed actuaries and senior roles.
Each attendee receives a copy of the ALL NEW, UPDATED Ezra Penland US Property & Casualty Actuarial Salary Surveys. These four surveys are split by Consulting, Reinsurance, Insurance/All Other, and All Employers Combined. Attendees will also receive a handy Ezra Penland notebook to jot down notes throughout the Annual Meeting and Centennial Celebration.
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Milliman’s new Arius system is the next step in the evolution of reserve analysis solutions. Arius combines our 20+ years of experience providing the most widely used deterministic tools with our industry-leading research into using multiple models to simulate loss distributions and reserve variability.
Arius gives you the best of both worlds. Its full spectrum of exhibits and projection methods, and the flexibility to build your own, help eliminate tedious number crunching and reduce review time. Arius’ stochastic tools provide a number of different models for estimating distributions of possible outcomes. You are no longer limited to a basic simulation, but can evaluate several different models, using the ones that most reliably simulate your specific situation.
Arius is customizable. You can set up your analysis to support your preferred work flow, rather than having to live with the system’s pre-defined approach. And with deterministic and stochastic tools working from the same data, all your work papers and analyses are now finally in one place.
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LexisNexis LexisNexis® Insurance Solutions has an unmatched combination of unique data, tools, and services. Our solutions allow insurers to uncover unseen information patterns so they can maximize the value of their customer base as well as quickly evaluate and validate the effectiveness of your customer strategies while identifying market opportunities.
LexisNexis insurance analytics customers include a majority of the leading Property and Casualty insurers who utilize our analytics solutions to gain deeper strategic insight to help improve pricing, sales, and marketing decisions. The InsurQuote SM and InsurViewSM data and visualization tools allow carriers to compare their competitive positions while the Optimal Decisions Toolkit allows carriers to identify the rates, sales paths, and marketing actions to best meet financial objectives.
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Red Mountain Technologies specializes in reliable automotive data for insurers across the country with AutoCheck’s Vehicle History Service. We use the latest technology, to provide our customers insightful and in-depth data to make well informed underwriting and rating decisions about vehicles. The AutoCheck Vehicle History database is the most comprehensive vehicle background check available. This manifests itself clearly in the superior data quality by acquiring data from thousands of sources, including exclusive accident and structural damage data elements that are important for identifying problem vehicles. Along with providing vehicle history data, Red Mountain is able to assist their customers with technical and analytical support when using AutoCheck Vehicle history as a underwriting\pricing solution.
Actuarial Careers, Inc.® is a highly specialized executive recruiting firm exclusively dedicated to the placement and advancement of Chief Actuaries, Fellows, Associates and pre-Associates on a worldwide basis with salaries ranging from $50,000 to $1,000,000.
Our blend of advanced technologies and a unique team approach has made Actuarial Careers, Inc.® the fastest growing recruiting firm exclusively serving the actuarial community. Our dedicated Property & Casualty team is continuously surveying the market for top candidates and exciting new opportunities.
The entire professional staff of Actuarial Careers, Inc.® is committed to providing the finest service in the industry. Our institutional clients include insurance companies, consulting firms, investment banks as well as other sector employers offering traditional and non-traditional employment opportunities for actuaries. Actuarial Careers, Inc.® provides its services on both a contingency and retainer basis.
Earnix is a leading provider of pricing and customer value optimization software solutions for insurers and banks. Used by leading financial services companies worldwide, Earnix Optimizer provides an integrated platform that enables insurers to maximize the value of customer relationships and drive significant improvements in profitability, lifting bottom line performance by 1-5% of gross written premium.
The company was founded by insurance executives who sought a practical solution to the limitations of traditional pricing methods used by financial services providers. Joining forces with experts in statistics, econometrics, and optimization technology, they formed Earnix to help insurers improve performance through better customer segmentation, advanced demand analysis, and optimized pricing. Earnix is privately held and funded by prominent venture capital firms.
For more about Earnix insurance pricing and customer value optimization solutions, please visit www.earnix.com.
Gross Consulting is a growing actuarial consulting practice with expertise across a wide range of property-casualty issues including reserving, pricing, capital modeling, reinsurance analysis, catastrophe risk management, predictive modeling, and enterprise risk management. Gross Consulting also has innovative software products for use by practicing actuaries:
- Cognalysis MultiRate™ is an exciting new predictive modeling tool that easily distills important relationships among variables. It is a valuable tool for actuaries, analysts, and others whose jobs depend on predictive modeling.
Capable of analyzing large datasets, Cognalysis MultiRate utilizes sophisticated technologies, such as automated data grouping and smoothing, Variable Gradient Geospatial Smoothing based on ZIP Code, and more. A variety of tables, charts, and maps are produced during the iteration process and at its completion to assist the user with presentation and understanding of results.
The Cognalysis™ Reserving System is an inexpensive software package to assist the actuary with estimation of loss reserves. It incorporates innovative statistical techniques, reserve ranges, process automation, and insight-provoking graphical output into the traditional loss development framework.
Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 14,000 associates around the world, we offer solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management.
Our focus is on giving you the clarity to make the right decisions and take the right actions. And our approach is grounded in perspective – the kind that comes from our deep experience working on a wide range of issues.
But more important, our perspective begins at eye level – with a clear understanding of your organization, the way you work, your goals and your challenges.
By connecting the big picture and your picture, we help you achieve real-world results.
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Verisk Analytics offers risk assessment services and decision analytics for professionals in property/casualty insurance and many other fields. ISO, a Verisk Analytics business, is a leading source of information about property/casualty insurance risk. We provide data, software, and information services to insurers and reinsurers in the United States and around the world. We also offer products and services to insurance agents and brokers, insurance associations and service organizations, government agencies, and the risk management functions of firms in all industries.
Our predictive models, including ISO Risk Analyzer®, help you classify, segment, and price your insurance risks. Our usage-based insurance program, Verisk Telematics, offers a comprehensive set of analytical tools, ready-to-use scores, and corresponding driver discount rules backed by actuarial science.
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC is the world’s leading risk and reinsurance specialist and a member of Marsh & McLennan Companies. With more than 50 offices worldwide, Guy Carpenter creates and executes integrated risk management and reinsurance solutions that deliver capital value for clients across the globe. Guy Carpenter’s MetaRisk® is the industry’s most transparent risk and capital decision tool. A truly integrated model, MetaRisk delivers comprehensive underwriting, reserve, catastrophe, credit and investment risk capabilities and enables users to prepare for the rigorous demands of Solvency II and ERM. Visit www.MetaRisk.info.
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Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. is an independent actuarial consulting firm that ranks among the largest property/casualty actuarial firms in the United States. Our superior communication, unmatched expertise and extraordinary customer service help you drive better business decisions. We serve 18 of the 30 largest policyholder-owned captives and thousands of captive insureds, as well as a wide range of captive managers, auditors, regulators, traditional insurers, self-insured employers and groups. Our areas of expertise also include predictive analytics, enterprise risk management (ERM), pricing and product management, loss reserving, reinsurance, litigation support and legislative costing. To discover what Pinnacle means when we say Commitment Beyond Numbers, visit us at www.pinnacleactuaries.com.
CARFAX has built the most comprehensive vehicle history database ever assembled with over 12 billion records covering virtually all cars, light trucks, and SUVs manufactured in the U.S. since 1981. We provide vehicle data from more than 75,000 data sources, including all state DMVs and many police departments, service facilities, and collision centers.
More than 50 insurance companies have now evaluated the significance of using CARFAX vehicle history data to predict future claim frequency and severity. Of these carriers, dozens are currently using CARFAX data within their daily operations – underwriting, rating, and renewal. CARFAX data allows insurers to take an in-depth look at each vehicle rather than looking at the “average” vehicle in a class according to a symbol. Our clients attract and retain the best customers while mitigating substantial risk, simply by utilizing detailed vehicle history. Currently, 43 states have approved the use of CARFAX vehicle history information for underwriting and/or rating.
More information leads to better decisions so contact us at 800-789-6232 or visit our website to learn more about specific applications for your business and to take advantage of our discounted corporate rates.
“Helping people live safer, more secure lives” since 1912, Boston based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2012 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 81st on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2011 revenue. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $120.1 billion in consolidated assets, $101.5 billion in consolidated liabilities, and $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue.
Liberty Mutual Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, workers compensation, property, commercial automobile, general liability, global specialty, group disability, reinsurance and surety. Liberty Mutual Insurance employs over 50,000 people in more than 900 offices throughout the world.
About The Institutes
The Institutes are the leader in delivering proven knowledge solutions that drive powerful business results for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry. The Institutes’ knowledge solutions include the CPCU designation program; associate designation programs in areas such as claims, risk management, underwriting, and reinsurance; introductory and foundation programs; online courses; research; custom solutions; assessment tools; and continuing education (CE) courses for licensed insurance professionals and adjusters through their CEU.com business unit.
ReservePrism is an advanced enterprise loss reserving, pricing, and statistical modeling platform.
- Perceive and visualize your claim data (preferred approach) or summary triangle data.
- Run the advanced simulation engine and generate synthetic information-rich claims that have similar statistical properties as the underlying data.
- Analyze the synthetic claims to estimate the ultimate loss and unpaid claims. Separate paid losses, pure IBNR, and development on case reserves.
Our members combine years of experience in reinsurance, reserving, pricing, predictive modeling, litigation, and statistical modeling. Please visit us at www.ReservePrism.com and explore more about this powerful modeling system, our service, and other solutions.
ReservePrism, Explore the Essence for Loss Reserving and Pricing.
ACTEX Publications is a specialty publishing house, committed to making a meaningful contribution to quality educational literature and professional opportunities in the actuarial science and related risk management areas. We endeavor to offer the most up to date study manuals and other educational tools aimed at assisting students in their preparation for the examinations of the Society of Actuaries, the Casualty Actuarial Society, and the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. We also offer textbooks designed for use in university courses, textbooks to assist students with their exam preparation and textbooks to assist actuaries with their continuing education in Mathematics, Finance, Insurance, Business, Risk Management and Actuarial Science.
Assured Research is a research and advisory firm dedicated to the property/casualty insurance industry. Founded by securities analysts, we work to bring differentiated insight to insurance professionals across a wide range of professions.
Our research emphasizes business development, claim, and financial topics and we endeavor to combine unique sources of both qualitative and quantitative information when researching our topics. We are proud of our differentiated research which has been cited in the New York Times and Wall St. Journal in addition to prominent trade magazines.
We are pleased to count U.S. and global (re)insurers, brokers, consultants, private equity firms, and business schools among the subscribers to our Assured Research Package, and we have undertaken bespoke research projects for some of the country’s top insurers.
Learn more at our website and inquire about our trial subscription offering.
Conning provides asset management and risk and capital management solutions to the global insurance industry through Conning, Inc., Conning Asset Management Limited, Cathay Conning Asset Management Limited, and Goodwin Capital Advisers, Inc. Conning’s unique combination of asset management, risk and capital management solutions and insurance research helps clients achieve their financial goals through customized business and investment strategies. Founded in 1912, Conning is focused on the future, providing clients with innovative solutions and leveraging its global capabilities. Conning is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, with additional offices in New York, London, Cologne, and Hong Kong.
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The mission of DW Simpson Global Actuarial & Analytics Recruitment is to be the premier executive recruiting firm specializing in the placement of actuaries and risk professionals; to be recognized for the service, integrity and forthrightness that the firm brings to each and every business relationship; and to be willing
at all times to sacrifice short-term gain for the long-term good and prosperity of our clients, our candidates and, as a result, our organization as well.
The Independent Statistical Service, Inc. (ISS) is a national statistical agent/advisory organization that has been providing the right combination of service, experience, and reputation to the property/casualty insurance industry since 1947.
One of the valuable products we offer is Fast Track Plus. Fast Track Plus is a tool that is used to supplement auto and homeowners rating information. It allows for monitoring emerging claim experience and represents the consolidated experience of a significant sample of the industry. Each quarter, you receive customized data by state, region or on a countrywide basis. Fast Track Plus provides automated calculations on a variety of loss trends. You also receive the underlying data, with no calculations applied, in a separate data tab that allows you to develop your own calculations.
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Consider joining the ranks of more than 500 actuaries at AIG, located throughout the United States and Internationally.
At AIG, Actuarial professionals, have a pivotal role in driving results and are integral to the company’s success. Our Actuaries have the opportunity to help develop new processes, drive change, and help make the function at AIG best in class.
We are also firmly committed to our Actuaries’ professional growth and development. That’s why we developed the Actuarial Professional Development Program, to promote the education and training of AIG employees pursuing actuarial examinations in the knowledge and skills relating to actuarial practices.
For the insurance industry, SNL sets the new standard for news, data and analytics. From SEC filings to statutory data to rate and product filings to market share information, SNL consolidates data from a wide range of sources and makes it easily accessible to you around the clock, with a commitment to 100% accuracy. Visit us at SNL.com/Insurance.
S.C. International, Ltd. has been a key player in the field of Search/Executive Search and Recruitment for over 25 years. With industry leading Actuarial and Risk Talent at out fingertips, we are here to help drive your business forward.
While our roots stem from the Actuarial marketplace, our client base includes: insurers, reinsurers, consulting firms (small to global), banks, investment firms, Fortune 100/500 corporations, and more. The vastly expanding ERM/Risk marketplace is driving change. We are the KEYS to success!
Our team: 5 recruiters with combined experiences of 100+ years! We know the markets. Let’s get to know each other!
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is the second-largest writer of commercial U.S. property casualty insurance, and the third-largest writer of U.S. personal insurance through independent agents. Selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company’s diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers total assets of approximately $104 billion, shareholders’ equity of $25 billion and total revenue of $26 billion, as of December 31, 2013. The company employs approximately 30,800 individuals in 220 locations across the country, including its main offices in Hartford, Conn., New York City and Saint Paul, Minn. Representatives in every U.S. state, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and at Lloyd’s
Travelers prides itself on offering students and new graduates enriching career opportunities through a variety of internship, development and leadership programs in areas that include actuarial science, finance, human resources, information technology, operations, product management and underwriting. For more information, visit travelers.com/Careers.
Cambridge University Press has Published Volume 1 of Predictive Modeling Applications for Actuaries, Co-Edited by Richard A. Derrig, Edward (Jed) Frees, and Glenn Meyers.
The book contains 20 Chapters in three Sections:
- I Predictive Modeling Foundations
- II Predictive Modeling Methods
- III Bayesian and Mixed Modeling
This Book Project has been supported by:
Casualty Actuarial Society and The Canadian Institute of Actuaries.
Books are available through AMAZON.com and Cambridge University Press.
InsFocus is a business intelligence suite delivering unparalleled value to insurance professionals. InsFocus delivers clear, focused information to all insurance company domains including marketing, underwriting, claims, reinsurance, actuarial, risk and financial management. Its pre-built insurance data model contains hundreds of KPI’s, measurements and report templates. The data integration module contains dozens of pre-built scripts that enable quick implementation of the complete model over an insurer’s data in months. Intuitive interface enables business users to create reports and ad-hoc queries independently reducing their dependency on IT department.
InsFocus – built by the insurance BI experts.
The American Academy of Actuaries is a 17,000-member professional association whose mission is to
serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession. The Academy assists public policymakers on all levels by providing leadership, objective expertise, and actuarial advice on risk and financial security issues.
The Academy also sets qualification, practice, and professionalism standards for actuaries in the United States.
Founded in 1994 with education as its cornerstone, The Actuarial Foundation a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, promotes math and financial literacy through a multitude of programs and resources for everyone from young students to retirees. The Foundation believes that education is the key to unlocking learning potential and demonstrates this through the programs we create, disseminate and support in educating students and adults about math and financial issues. Our programs are a key to minimizing risk through maximizing education. The vision of The Actuarial Foundation is an educated public in pursuit of a secure financial future and this vision is made possible through the generosity of the actuarial profession and our donors. We are dedicated to unlocking the learning potential in our schools and in our communities, and we need you to join us in our continuing efforts. Be the KEY that unlocks learning potential.
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Insureware is not your typical long-tail liability risk management firm: we are R&D focused. Our team of world-class statisticians originated many of the ideas that the industry now aspires to. They have published numerous papers not only in actuarial journals but also in preeminent statistical journals. Insureware creates and supports the only comprehensive, enterprise wide, long-tail liability risk management software in the world. Insureware creates unique collaborative partnerships with each client. The partnership facilitates the growth of incomparable knowledge, benefits, and applications.
A.M. Best Company is a global credit rating organization with a unique focus on the insurance industry. Best’s Credit Ratings are an opinion of the financial strength and creditworthiness of insurance companies. The company publishes a wide variety of analytical data resources, references, and directories online, on CD-ROM and in print. A.M. Best is also the world’s most recognized source for insurance news. Articles and reports generated by A.M. Best’s news staff are published in Best’s Review magazine and the Best’s Insurance News & Analysis service. The company has offices in the U.S., London, Hong Kong, Mexico and Dubai. For more information, visit www.ambest.com
Pinnacle Group recruits nationally, helping our clients identify, recruit and retain talented actuaries and actuarial students. We are pleased to represent a broad spectrum of clients within insurance, reinsurance, consulting and non-traditional areas such as investment banking, finance, and software development. Each Pinnacle Group client offers actuarial candidates rewarding opportunities and career advancement. Open positions range from senior management to entry-level.
Pinnacle Group recruiters are experts on the actuarial employment market. Over the past two decades, it has been our mission to help candidates match their career goals with the best employers. Our recruiters take the time to discuss each candidate’s goals and suggest appropriate career opportunities. We also wrote the book on the actuarial career. Achieving Your Pinnacle: A Career Guide for Actuaries written by Tom Miller, Managing Principal, is the most comprehensive and authoritative resource covering the employment market for actuaries.