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December 17, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)

December APEX Webinar - Three Perspectives on Peer Review

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m. Central)

Registration is open for our December APEX Webinar.

Peer review is a great tool for actuaries. It helps ensure quality and integrity of all actuarial work product and is a particularly essential tool for activities such as loss reserving. The peer review process at Pinnacle is a rigorous and ingrained part of our culture at the firm. Our panel will explore the topic in-depth, and discuss peer review in a number of applications including in the context of established professional standards. Pinnacle is also pleased to welcome a highly regarded public accounting auditor who will offer her thoughts on peer review process from a non-actuarial point-of-view.

We encourage interaction with our presenters; please feel free to submit questions before the webinar to: apexsupport@pinnacleactuaries.com. 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.

Presenters:

Erich A. Brandt, FCAS, MAAA, is a Senior Consulting Actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. in our Bloomington, Illinois office. Erich has over twenty years of experience including in assignments involving loss reserving, funding studies, cost allocation mechanisms, loss cost projections, competitive analysis, captive feasibility studies, personal lines ratemaking and financial analysis of insurance companies. Erich has made numerous presentations to brokers, corporate risk managers, and CFO’s regarding loss reserving, future loss projections and how their company’s characteristics impact their actuarial calculations. He also works at length with the students and faculty at Illinois State University (ISU) by teaching class sessions on insurance operations and is a member of the advisory board for the actuarial science major at ISU.

Darcie R. Truttmann, FCAS, MAAA, is a Consulting Actuary with Pinnacle in Pinnacle's Bloomington, Illinois, office and has over eight years of experience in the property/casualty practice area. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics from Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois and a Master’s Degree in mathematics from Western Illinois University in Macomb. Darcie has considerable experience in assignments involving loss reserving, funding studies, cost allocation mechanisms, loss cost projections, captive feasibility studies, and financial analysis of insurance companies. She applies her expertise to all kinds of alternative market program structures from group captives to large deductible programs. She has worked extensively on many of the ten largest policyholder-owned alternative risk facilities in the Americas. Darcie presents to brokers, captive finance boards, and CFOs regarding loss reserving, future loss projections and how their company’s characteristics impact their actuarial calculations.

Carolyn Rice, CPA, is a Partner at Johnson Lambert, LLP in the Burlington, Vermont, office. Carrie holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master's of Science in Accounting from the University of Vermont. She has over 20 years of experience with 16 years of experience auditing insurance companies including in commercial, alternative risk, and governmental risk pools. She is a member of the AICPA, Captive Insurance Companies and Vermont Captive Insurance Associations.

 

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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