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Three experienced actuaries will present several case studies that address issues that have been faced by practicing actuaries. Issues may include such topics as reserve ranges, when an actuary is practicing as an actuary, what standards apply in jurisdictions that do not have their own standards, and the application of Precept 1 to various ethical situations.

Upon completion of the webinar, participants should have a much greater sensitivity to the application of various precepts of the Code of Conduct to a variety of situations as well as an appreciation as to how a change in one or two facts of a case may change the applicability of certain precepts.

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Registration Fees (in U.S. Dollars) Received on/by
Oct 12, 2021
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Oct 12, 2021
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  • Michael Speedling

    Mike Speedling is a Director of Internal Audit at AXIS Capital and is based in Alpharetta, Georgia. Mike manages audits related to Risk, Actuarial, Capital Modeling, Catastrophe Modeling, Risk Financing, Investments, Claims and Underwriting. He is head of the data analytics team within Internal Audit. He also serves as a Subject Matter Expert on audits performed by other members of the Internal Audit team.

    Mike has over 35 years of actuarial experience working in the property/casualty industry for insurance companies, consultancies and rating bureaus.

    Mike serves on many committees including the CAS Professionalism Education Working Group, and the Learning Enhancement Process Mentors Committee. Mike is also the recipient of the 2019 CAS Above and Beyond Achievement Award. He is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS), a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), a Chartered Property/Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

  • Kathleen Odomirok

    Kathleen Odomirok is a Principal in the Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Services practice of EY and leader of the life/health (L/H) and property/casualty (P/C) actuarial audit and opinion services in the US. She is based in the firm’s Boston office. Kathy has over 30 years of experience with EY serving insurance, reinsurance, government, and corporate clients. Her skill set includes estimating unpaid claims for all lines of business, merger and acquisition due diligence, and valuation. She serves as the Appointed Actuary for several EY clients. Kathy is the former Chair of the Academy's Committee on Property & Liability Financial Reporting and is a Trustee of The Actuarial Foundation and a member of the CAS Board of Directors.

  • Ronald Kozlowski

    Ron Kozlowski is a property & casualty consulting actuary with over 35 years of experience, working primarily in pricing, reserving and M&A due diligence for insurance companies, self-insured entities and governmental entities. Ron spent 23 years at Towers Watson before starting his own consulting firm RTK Actuarial & Professional Services. Ron currently serves as the CAS Asia Ambassador, a member of the CAS International Leadership Group, and as a frequent speaker at the CAS’s Course on Professionalism. Ron is also involved with numerous committees in planning continuing education content for conferences both domestically and internationally. Ron graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science.

  • Michael Toothman

    Mike Toothman has been providing actuarial and risk consulting services since April of 1982. He was Vice President and Principal in the St. Louis office of Tillinghast, a Towers Perrin Company, for nearly ten years and then spent nine years as Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen’s Property/Casualty Consulting Group, based in Philadelphia. Since retiring from Arthur Andersen as of August 31, 2000, Mike has been providing actuarial and risk consulting services through his own firm. Prior to beginning the consulting portion of his career, Mike spent eleven years within the insurance industry. He spent five years as Vice President and Actuary of Great American Surplus Lines Insurance Company, where his responsibilities included all accounting, actuarial, data processing, legal, and regulatory functions. He also spent nearly three years with Great American Insurance Company, where he had responsibility for such functions as commercial lines pricing, corporate planning, state filings and technical services, and over three years with Aetna Insurance Company, where he had responsibility for pricing all property lines and for providing actuarial support for national accounts. Mike’s consulting experience includes extensive work with reinsurance clients domiciled in the U.S., Europe, Bermuda and Canada as well as significant work within the specialty and excess/surplus lines markets. He has performed a substantial number of litigation support and expert witness assignments and has testified before arbitration panels, before regulatory hearings, in U.S. Tax Court and in various U.S. Federal and State courts, as well as before tribunals in the U.K. Mike has experience in reserving, pricing, valuation and regulation for virtually all property and casualty lines of business, as well as financial service products such as mortgage guaranty insurance, warranties, and credit insurance. He has also worked with several offshore captive companies and has conducted a number of assignments analyzing strategic, operational and financial aspects of U.S. and international insurers. Mike is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, (FCAS) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). He is a Past President of both the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries and is a former Vice President of the American Academy of Actuaries. He has also served on the Boards of Directors for all three of those organizations. Mike is a leader in the education of actuaries in North America, having served sixteen years in various positions on the CAS Examination Committee, including four years as Vice President responsible for all education and examination processes of the CAS. In addition, for the CAS, he has served on the Board of Directors, as Chairman of both the Long-Range Planning Committee and the Joint Program Committee for the Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar, and on several other committees. Mike served as a member of the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline for six years, from 2004 through 2009, including one term as a Vice-Chair of that Board. Mike also served a two-year term as Chair of the International Association of Consulting Actuaries (IACA), from 2006 to 2008, and subsequently served as a delegate from the International Actuarial Association to the board of IACA. Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Brown University in 1971.

October 26, 2021
Tue 12:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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