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The Pinnacle U program teams Pinnacle actuarial analysts and interns with ISU students to research and prepare presentations on topics of actuarial interest. The groups then present to a panel of insurance company professionals, which provides the participants feedback, along with time for questions and answers.
This year’s presentation topics included:
The presentations’ educational content touched on real-world insurance industry developments:
Many thanks go out to Pinnacle’s Erich Brandt and Greg Fears for annually coordinating the event, and to Dr. Krzysztof Ostaszewski, ISU’s Actuarial Program Director, for preparing his students so well.
Pinnacle U’s real value came from its presenters. The high-quality sessions imparted us with considerable knowledge and led to lively questions and answers. We can’t wait for Pinnacle U 2019!
Joe Herbers is Pinnacle’s Managing Principal and a Consulting Actuary with over 30 years’ experience. His practice focuses on providing loss reserving and funding studies for a wide variety of entities – both traditional insurers and alternative markets. Joe’s specialties include policyholder-owned group captives, large-deductible and/or self-insured entities, lawyers’ professional liability carriers, Florida property writers and non-standard auto writers in the state of Illinois. Joe is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS), a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) and Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA). He served as long-time member and Chair of the American Academy of Actuaries Committee on Property Liability Financial Reporting (COPLFR) as well as several other professional committees. He is a regular speaker at industry events.
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