Events & Webinars

July 06, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)

July Apex Discussion Series - Causes of Recent Reserve Development

Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m. Central)

Registration is open for our July 6 APEX Webinar.

Join Consulting Actuaries Erich Brandt and Greg Fears as they analyze and discuss groups who have had adverse loss development, as well as how the industry performed this past year compared to the last several years. To further enhance this study, Mr. Brandt and Mr. Fears have teamed up with Professor Kevin Ahlgrim from Illinois State University to analyze risk of material adverse deviation and thresholds as observed in the past few years’ statements of actuarial opinion.

We encourage interaction with our presenters; please feel free to submit questions before the webinar to: We will address them during the webinar. You will also have the ability to submit questions in ‘real-time’ during the webinar.

This webinar may qualify for up to 1 hour of continuing education.


Erich A. Brandt, FCAS, MAAA, is a Consulting Actuary with Pinnacle, in the firm’s Bloomington, Illinois office, and has nineteen years of experience as an actuary. His consulting career has focused on loss reserving, funding studies, cost allocation mechanisms, loss cost projections, competitive analysis, captive feasibility studies, personal lines ratemaking and financial analysis of insurance companies. 

Gregory W. Fears Jr., ACAS, MAAA, ARM, is a Consulting Actuary with Pinnacle in the Bloomington, Illinois, office. Mr. Fears has fifteen years of experience in the property/casualty insurance industry. His consulting career has focused on group captives, alternative markets, transportation and construction industries, loss reserve analysis and public entities.

Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. is offering webinars to provide relevant, thought-provoking and practical ideas and information on current issues in the insurance and financial services community. Pinnacle's monthly webinars, titled APEX Discussion Series, delivers need-to-know information to your desktop. Gain relevant information and practical ideas distilled for immediate application. Webinars will typically be available on the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. ET. and are available free of charge. Participants will be able to submit questions electronically during the webinars.

About Pinnacle
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. is an independent actuarial and management consulting firm that’s large enough to provide a wealth of expertise and world-class solutions—yet small enough to be flexible, timely and cost-effective. Owned by our professional staff, Pinnacle ranks among the largest property-casualty actuarial firms in North America. Our Commitment Beyond Numbers philosophy is built on four foundational pillars, empathetic customer service, superior communication, expertise and better business decisions, that guide us to find the right solutions for our clients.


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