Events & Webinars

August 22, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)

August Apex Discussion Series - Exploring the Impact of More Frequent and Severe Wildfires

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m. Central)

Registration is open for our August APEX Webinar.

Scientists and insurance industry leaders agree that wildfires will only continue to grow in frequency and intensity. Pinnacle’s August 2019 APEX will examine recent statistics on wildfires, discuss their impact on the insurance industry and highlight industry and regulatory responses to this growing risk.

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

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


Linda K. Brobeck, FCAS, MAAA, CSPA, is a Director & Consulting Actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. in the San Francisco, California office. Linda has been in the property/casualty insurance industry since 1986 and has been providing actuarial consulting services since 2011. Her consulting career has focused on ratemaking and predictive modeling for several lines of insurance including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, and professional liability. Linda serves as the Vice Chairperson of the Annual and Spring Meetings Planning Committee for the CAS and is a member of the CAS Examination Committee.

Jing Liu, FCAS, MAAA, is a Consulting Actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. in the San Francisco, California office. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Actuarial Science and Computer Science from Purdue University. Jing has over 15 years of experience in property/casualty insurance, in both actuarial and underwriting capacities. Her experience includes assessing reserve and funding adequacy for captives, managing a portfolio of reinsurance treaties as well as ratemaking and filings. Jing's prior professional experience includes working with a variety of organizations, including a big four accounting firm, a multi-national reinsurer, two large domestic insurers and a rate bureau.

Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. offers webinars to provide relevant, thought-provoking and practical ideas and information on current issues in the insurance and financial services industries. Pinnacle's monthly APEX Discussion Series presentations are typically available on the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. ET free of charge. Participants may submit questions electronically during the sessions.

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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