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Risk Management and Quantifying Risks: The Actuarial Perspective


Quantitative analysis is a key part of risk management. Join Ken William, Staff Actuary of the Casual Actuarial Society in this informational webinar. Ken will address how to effectively leverage the actuarial skillset, including best practices in dialogue, the actuarial approach to quantifying risk, what you should expect from an actuary, and in particular, the role that actuaries play in helping Risk Managers focus their efforts in managing the company’s risk profile and ultimate liabilities.

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Know the role of actuaries in risk management, including their expertise and skills. 
  • Learn the actuarial approach to quantifying risk management and how actuaries view, calculate, and express risk.
  • Describe best practices utilizing actuarial methodologies for data reporting, analyses, and trends


  • Ken Williams, Staff Actuary, Casualty Actuarial Society

    KEN WILLIAMS is currently the Staff Actuary of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a leading international organization for credentialing and professional education of actuaries. Founded in 1914, the CAS is the world’s only actuarial organization focused exclusively on property and casualty risks and serves over 8,500 members worldwide.

    Ken joined the Casualty Actuary Society after 26 years with COUNTRY Financial Insurance Company. In his capacity as an Actuarial Manager in the pricing area, Ken led a team that drove extensive growth in Commercial and Agribusiness products in both the number of clients written, and the overall profitability of the segment. Ken also worked in other many other actuarial practice areas, including personal lines insurance pricing, loss reserve analysis, budgeting and enterprise risk management.

    Prior to being an Actuarial manger, Ken rose through the ranks of the COUNTRY Financial Actuarial department from an Actuarial Trainee to a Senior Associate Actuary.

    In addition to his work at COUNTRY Financial, he has been a lecturer in the Math department at Illinois State University for 17 years. Instructing future Actuaries in the subject of loss distributions, Markov Chains, life contingent payment models, basic applications of property / casualty ratemaking, and basic applications of property / casualty reserving. He has also served on the university’s Actuarial Advisory Board.

    Ken holds a BS in Actuarial Science from Purdue University. He is both a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS), and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). Ken has served on several industry boards, including chairperson of the Illinois Assigned Risk Plan Governing Board, chairperson of the Casualty Actuarial Societies’ Candidate Liaison Committee and the Professional Education Committee, member of the Casualty Actuarial Societies’ Exam Committee, as well a member of the National Crop Insurance Services Actuarial and Statistical Subcommittee.

December 5, 2019
Thu 1:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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