2015-2016 Society Partners Program
Society Partners are firms who demonstrate a commitment to the CAS and its mission by making an annual pledge to support CAS activities.
Ernst & Young's North American Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Services (IAAS) practice includes 175 professional staff throughout the United States, Mexico, Bermuda and Canada. IAAS helps clients address risk, reporting, capital management, merger and acquisition due diligence and integration, retirement income and actuarial department transformation issues, and provides insurance risk management and claims advisory services. Learn more at www.ey.com/us/actuarial.
Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment was established by Sally Ezra and Claude Penland, ACAS, MAAA, partners with over 35 years of combined industry experience. With the industry's leading actuarial salary surveys and a rapidly growing actuarial recruiting staff, their goal is to be the top actuarial recruitment firm in the world while serving the long-term needs of clients and actuaries.
Their educated, knowledgeable and highly-trained staff will always exhibit business ethics, integrity, empathy and strong listening skills to help you reach your business goals. Ezra Penland works on both retained and contingent searches at all levels of actuarial analysts, credentialed actuaries and senior roles.
For more information, visit ,www.EzraPenland.com or contact Sally Ezra at sally@EzraPenland.com / Claude Penland at claude@EzraPenland.com, or call (800) 580-3972 to speak with Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment.
LexisNexis® Insurance Solutions has an unmatched combination of unique data, tools, and services. Our solutions allow insurers to uncover unseen information patterns so they can maximize the value of their customer base as well as quickly evaluate and validate the effectiveness of your customer strategies while identifying market opportunities.
LexisNexis insurance analytics customers include a majority of the leading Property and Casualty insurers who utilize our analytics solutions to gain deeper strategic insight to help improve pricing, sales, and marketing decisions. The InsurQuote SM and InsurViewSM data and visualization tools allow carriers to compare their competitive positions while the Optimal Decisions Toolkit allows carriers to identify the rates, sales paths, and marketing actions to best meet financial objectives.
Milliman is a global consulting firm with extensive expertise in all lines of insurance. Our Property and Casualty practice provides clients with industry leading pricing, underwriting, claims, and marketing analysis utilizing advanced machine learning and predictive modeling methods. The firm's reserving software, Arius®, offers some of the industry's most advanced reserving capabilities, combining both stochastic and deterministic tools. Additionally Milliman provides a full suite of actuarial and consulting services such as evaluation of loss and expense reserves, funding requirements, risk retention, insurance management and operations, financial analysis, claims and underwriting consulting, and reinsurance expertise.
“It Takes One To Know One…An Actuary Placing Actuaries”
Named a top recruiting firm by Dun & Bradstreet, Pryor has 40 years of insurance (P&C, Health, Life, Pensions & Investments) experience.
Pauline Reimer, ASA, MAAA, has headed the Actuarial Placement Division since 1986, after working as an actuary in insurance and consulting firms. Proudly the CAS's first Platinum Partner, she is also on the Executive Board of ASNY and the Advisory Board of Columbia University's MS in Actuarial Science program.
Quoted in periodicals and television, Pauline handles each step of every actuarial assignment personally – no client is ever relegated to just an Assistant. Her impressive placement records of 99% retention rate and 100% success ratio in retained searches confirm her status as one of the most successful actuarial recruiters worldwide.
Actuarial Careers, Inc.® is a highly specialized executive recruiting firm exclusively dedicated to the placement and advancement of Chief Actuaries, Fellows, Associates and pre-Associates on a worldwide basis with salaries ranging from $50,000 to $1,000,000.
Our blend of advanced technologies and a unique team approach has made Actuarial Careers, Inc.® the fastest growing recruiting firm exclusively serving the actuarial community. Our dedicated Property & Casualty team is continuously surveying the market for top candidates and exciting new opportunities.
The entire professional staff of Actuarial Careers, Inc.® is committed to providing the finest service in the industry. Our institutional clients include insurance companies, consulting firms, investment banks as well as other sector employers offering traditional and non-traditional employment opportunities for actuaries. Actuarial Careers, Inc.® provides its services on both a contingency and retainer basis.
The mission of DW Simpson Global Actuarial & Analytics Recruitment is to be the premier executive recruiting firm specializing in the placement of actuaries and risk professionals; to be recognized for the service, integrity and forthrightness that the firm brings to each and every business relationship; and to be willing at all times to sacrifice short-term gain for the long-term good and prosperity of our clients, our candidates and, as a result, our organization as well.
Red Mountain Technologies specializes in reliable automotive data for insurers across the country with AutoCheck's Vehicle History Service. We use the latest technology, to provide our customers insightful and in-depth data to make well informed underwriting and rating decisions about vehicles. The AutoCheck Vehicle History database is the most comprehensive vehicle background check available. This manifests itself clearly in the superior data quality by acquiring data from thousands of sources, including exclusive accident and structural damage data elements that are important for identifying problem vehicles. Along with providing vehicle history data, Red Mountain is able to assist their customers with technical and analytical support when using AutoCheck Vehicle history as a underwriting\pricing solution.
Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 14,000 associates around the world, we offer solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management.
Our focus is on giving you the clarity to make the right decisions and take the right actions. And our approach is grounded in perspective – the kind that comes from our deep experience working on a wide range of issues.
But more important, our perspective begins at eye level – with a clear understanding of your organization, the way you work, your goals and your challenges.
By connecting the big picture and your picture, we help you achieve real-world results.
Verisk Insurance Solutions is a leading source of information about property/casualty insurance risk. To serve our clients, we draw upon our vast experience in data management and our expertise in predictive modeling. We analyze data and present information in formats our customers can use. And we develop practical tools that integrate into our customers' workflow. In the United States and around the world, our products help customers protect people, property, and financial assets. Verisk Insurance Solutions operates through units that offer risk-assessment services and decision analytics to professionals in many disciplines throughout the property/casualty insurance industry.
ISO, a member of the Verisk Insurance Solutions group at Verisk Analytics, provides advisory services to help our clients be successful: from property/casualty insurance policy forms and manuals to products for predicting future losses. Whether it's tracking case law throughout the country, providing thought leadership on emerging issues, analyzing billions of premium and loss records, or updating insurance policy forms and manuals, our staff works hard every day to provide clients with tools to help make informed decisions about risk.
CARFAX has built the most comprehensive vehicle history database ever assembled with over 12 billion records covering virtually all cars, light trucks, and SUVs manufactured in the U.S. since 1981. We provide vehicle data from more than 75,000 data sources, including all state DMVs and many police departments, service facilities, and collision centers.
More than 50 insurance companies have now evaluated the significance of using CARFAX vehicle history data to predict future claim frequency and severity. Of these carriers, dozens are currently using CARFAX data within their daily operations - underwriting, rating, and renewal. CARFAX data allows insurers to take an in-depth look at each vehicle rather than looking at the "average" vehicle in a class according to a symbol. Our clients attract and retain the best customers while mitigating substantial risk, simply by utilizing detailed vehicle history. Currently, 43 states have approved the use of CARFAX vehicle history information for underwriting and/or rating.
More information leads to better decisions so contact us at 800-789-6232 or visit our website to learn more about specific applications for your business and to take advantage of our discounted corporate rates.
DataRobot offers a machine learning platform for data scientists of all skill levels to build and deploy accurate predictive models in a fraction of the time it takes today. We address the critical shortage of data scientists by changing the speed and economics of predictive analytics.
Earnix is a leading provider of pricing and customer value optimization software solutions for insurers and banks. Used by leading financial services companies worldwide, Earnix Optimizer provides an integrated platform that enables insurers to maximize the value of customer relationships and drive significant improvements in profitability, lifting bottom line performance by 1-5% of gross written premium.
The company was founded by insurance executives who sought a practical solution to the limitations of traditional pricing methods used by financial services providers. Joining forces with experts in statistics, econometrics, and optimization technology, they formed Earnix to help insurers improve performance through better customer segmentation, advanced demand analysis, and optimized pricing. Earnix is privately held and funded by prominent venture capital firms.
For more about Earnix insurance pricing and customer value optimization solutions, please visit www.earnix.com.
Gross Consulting is a growing actuarial consulting practice with expertise across a wide range of property-casualty issues including reserving, pricing, capital modeling, reinsurance analysis, catastrophe risk management, predictive modeling, and enterprise risk management. Gross Consulting also has innovative software products for use by practicing actuaries:
Cognalysis MultiRate™ is an exciting new predictive modeling tool that easily distills important relationships among variables. It is a valuable tool for actuaries, analysts, and others whose jobs depend on predictive modeling.
Capable of analyzing large datasets, Cognalysis MultiRate utilizes sophisticated technologies, such as automated data grouping and smoothing, Variable Gradient Geospatial Smoothing based on ZIP Code, and more. A variety of tables, charts, and maps are produced during the iteration process and at its completion to assist the user with presentation and understanding of results.
The Cognalysis™ Reserving System is an inexpensive software package to assist the actuary with estimation of loss reserves. It incorporates innovative statistical techniques, reserve ranges, process automation, and insight-provoking graphical output into the traditional loss development framework.
"Helping people live safer, more secure lives" since 1912, Boston based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2012 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 81st on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2011 revenue. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $120.1 billion in consolidated assets, $101.5 billion in consolidated liabilities, and $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Liberty Mutual Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, workers compensation, property, commercial automobile, general liability, global specialty, group disability, reinsurance and surety. Liberty Mutual Insurance employs over 50,000 people in more than 900 offices throughout the world.
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. is an independent actuarial consulting firm that ranks among the largest property/casualty actuarial firms in the United States. Our superior communication, unmatched expertise and extraordinary customer service help you drive better business decisions. We serve 18 of the 30 largest policyholder-owned captives and thousands of captive insureds, as well as a wide range of captive managers, auditors, regulators, traditional insurers, self-insured employers and groups. Our areas of expertise also include predictive analytics, enterprise risk management (ERM), pricing and product management, loss reserving, reinsurance, litigation support and legislative costing. To discover what Pinnacle means when we say Commitment Beyond Numbers, visit us at www.pinnacleactuaries.com.
SunGard’s iWorks Prophet provides an end-to-end single platform risk modeling solution to meet insurers’ needs:
- Life, health and pensions – with advanced ALM and nested stochastic capabilities
- Property & Casualty insurance – capital modeling and reserving
- Managed cloud services – cost-effective scalable performance
- End-to-end data management – with process automation, control, and integrated business intelligence
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is the second-largest writer of commercial U.S. property casualty insurance, and the third-largest writer of U.S. personal insurance through independent agents. Selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers total assets of approximately $104 billion, shareholders’ equity of $25 billion and total revenue of $26 billion, as of December 31, 2013. The company employs approximately 30,800 individuals in 220 locations across the country, including its main offices in Hartford, Conn., New York City and Saint Paul, Minn. Representatives in every U.S. state, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and at Lloyd’s.
Travelers prides itself on offering students and new graduates enriching career opportunities through a variety of internship, development and leadership programs in areas that include actuarial science, finance, human resources, information technology, operations, product management and underwriting. For more information, visit travelers.com/Careers.