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Robert J. Walling III

Rob Walling is a principal and consulting actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources and has been in the insurance industry since 1989 and in consulting since 1997. He is primarily focused on product development, ratemaking and loss reserving studies for captive insurance companies, risk retention groups, self-insurance programs and admitted insurance companies. He also provides legislative costing, regulatory and litigation support. Rob has been named one of Captive Review’s Captive Power 50 for the last five years. He has served on the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Board of Directors, the Casualty Committee of the Actuarial Standards Board, and chairperson of several CAS and American Academy of Actuary (AAA) committees and task forces. He is a faculty member of the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE). Rob is a frequent author and speaker on a wide array of topics.

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May APEX Webinar
Hybrid Captives: Opportunities and Challenges
Authored by Robert J. Walling III.

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Captive Review - Cayman Report
Authored by Robert J. Walling III.

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Case Studies

Company Valuation Model

Company Valuation Model

An international financial services holding company wished to become the sole owner of a company in which they had a substantial minority interest. One of our consultants designed a stochastic valuation model projecting dividend streams several decades into the future. One of the more interesting features of this model is that it did not merely arrive at a point estimate of the value of the firm but applied various assumptions to calculate a range of values. The assumptions were discussed in advance with management and the model produced a probability distribution of the value of the firm. This allowed the client to determine the likely return for a given purchase price, improving the decision making process that led to the holding company obtaining full ownership of the subsidiary.

Liquidation - Workers Compensation

Liquidation - Workers Compensation

Pinnacle was retained by the liquidator of a monoline workers' compensation carrier to estimate outstanding liabilities and provide expert testimony in support of the loss reserve estimation.

Optimization of Assets and Liabilities

Optimization of Assets and Liabilities

An international insurance and reinsurance company wanted to design an optimization model to be used for both asset and liability decisions. Pinnacle actuaries were able to demonstrate to company management that their initial approach was both practically and theoretically unsound and prevented them from implementing a flawed decision making procedure. We were also able to suggest approaches that were more sound and would allow them to design a model that performed as desired.

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