Kathryn A. Walker
Gary C. Wang
Laura A. Maxwell
Robert J. Walling III
Derek W. Freihaut
Joseph A. Herbers
Pinnacle's team provides us a timely actuarial report and great customer service. We also appreciate their assistance in providing all insurance forms our Risk Management Group requires.
Pinnacle actuaries have real world experience
addressing issues related to allocating capital for pricing and associated profitability
Pinnacle’s team of highly qualified actuaries has experience in all areas of capital modeling, ranging from regulatory perspectives and rating agency models to models reflecting individual company risk and reward preferences.
Pinnacle actuaries have been leaders in Dynamic Financial Analysis and other forms of stochastic financial modeling for over 15 years.
Pinnacle actuaries are experts in identifying how risks interact and aggregate and in developing methods for quantifying and mitigating these aggregations.
Pinnacle understands the dynamics behind the risk-reward trade-off and can help you properly evaluate which risks are worth pursuing.
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a critical component of increasing your organization’s value by assessing, controlling, exploiting, financing and monitoring risk. The importance of ERM is self-evident due to the demands for information by rating agencies, regulators and financing institutions. While economic capital modeling is an essential element of ERM, it is only part of the process and not sufficient in and of itself.
At Pinnacle, we recognize the “M” in ERM stands for "Management", not models.
We can assist you in the initial review, design and documentation of internal economic capital models and marginal pricing frameworks. Our holistic approach to ERM will help you to document your organization’s due diligence regarding ERM to interested parties.
Our expertise and insight comes from decades of tailoring specific solutions that meet the ERM needs of a wide range of entities and organizations:
We work with insurers and reinsurers on a variety of ERM projects, including:
We work with asset managers to develop models that optimize asset allocations and that help to match the durations of assets and liabilities.
Issues such as aggregation of risk, capital modeling and risk control procedures are all receiving considerable attention by regulators. Pinnacle works with a wide range of clients on these and other ERM issues and is well qualified to assist regulatory bodies in these matters.
Pinnacle helps self insured entities analyze their entire cost of risk associated with the selected retention option. We can analyze various retention levels for a self insurance plan in an effort to maximize the benefit of the plan while focusing on the risk appetite of the entity.
Pinnacle has vast experience assisting government insurance entities with ERM projects. Typically this would involve DFA analyses and other studies regarding capital adequacy and reinsurance structures.
Pinnacle’s expert staff helps public entities all over the United States in analyzing their exposures, liabilities, and risk management procedures in a cost effective way.
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Current Actuarial Issues in Captive Insurance
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Issues & Answers: The Future of ERC Captives
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Optimization of Assets and Liabilities
An international insurance and reinsurance company wanted to design an optimization model to be used for both asset and liability decisions. Pinnacle actuaries were able to demonstrate to company management that their initial approach was both practically and theoretically unsound and prevented them from implementing a flawed decision making procedure. We were also able to suggest approaches that were more sound and would allow them to design a model that performed as desired.
Pinnacle was asked by a large self-insured regional transportation authority to assess the impact of increasing their self-insured retentions for both workers compensation and automobile liability. We developed a stochastic simulation analysis, based on the program’s historical claims experience and industry benchmarks, that examined not only the increase in expected losses but the program’s additional potential loss variability. Finally, we discussed with the customer the relationship between their current capital position, as well as the current reinsurance market, to ensure the retention they selected for their program was appropriate for them. The authority ultimately increased their retentions, put some of their excess capital to work, and realized substantial savings in their reinsurance costs.
Self Insured Dividend / Assessment Analysis
A large group self insurance program was concerned with the amount of retained earnings and wanted to establish a policy for the minimum capital for the program to trigger dividend distributions. Pinnacle compared the program’s capitalization to a wide variety of industry standards for similar programs from rating agencies, regulators, and other sources. The results of this analysis lead to a recommended board policy regarding a minimum capital threshold for dividend distributions and ultimately to the development of an actuarially sound dividend distribution plan.
At Pinnacle, we partner with you to explore whatever path it takes to find the answers you need.
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Pinnacle is an actuarial firm focused on property/casualty insurance, including alternative markets, captives, self insureds, enterprise risk management, predictive analytics, commercial lines and more. We serve trucking, insurance, health care, medical professional liability, reinsurance, workers compensation, public entities and other companies and concerns.
Our services include expert witness, loss reserving, litigation support, pricing, ratemaking, rate filing, statements of actuarial opinion, feasibility studies, capital modeling and other actuarial services and products.
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