Events & Webinars

August 18, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)

August APEX Webinar - Perspectives on Peer Review

Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m. Central)

Registration is now open for the Pinnacle APEX Webinar, Perspectives on Peer Review.

Peer reviews are an important and crucial aspect of actuarial work, especially in the context of established professional standards. The peer review process at Pinnacle is engrained in our culture. Pinnacle consulting actuaries Ken Hawkins and Trenton Lipka look in depth at how peer reviews ensure quality and integrity of all actuarial work products with a focus on loss reserving.

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 one hour of continuing education.


Ken J. Hawkins, ACAS, MAAA, is a consulting actuary with Pinnacle in the Bloomington, Illinois, office. Ken re-joined Pinnacle in 2019 after three years with a regional property/casualty insurer, where he was responsible for pricing and rate implementation for all the company’s commercial lines products. He has been in the property/casualty practice area since 2006. Ken has considerable experience in assignments involving loss reserving, funding studies, cost allocation mechanisms, loss cost projections, captive feasibility studies, commercial lines ratemaking, financial analysis of insurance companies, deductible analysis, risk margin calculations and simulation methods.

Trenton Lipka, FCAS, MAAA, is a consulting actuary with Pinnacle in the Bloomington, Illinois, office. He holds a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. He began working in the property/casualty insurance industry in 2017. Trenton has experience in assignments involving loss reserving, loss cost projections, captive funding and feasibility studies, large data processing and risk transfer analysis. He has worked with loss reserve analyses for captives, self-insureds, and traditional insurance companies writing workers’ compensation, general liability, auto liability, auto physical damage, homeowners, school board liability, and property. He also has technical and analytics experience, which has been used to improve and provide insight into key business processes.

Pinnacle Actuarial Resources 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 Webinars 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, which guide us to find the right solutions for our clients.


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