Events & Webinars

October 21, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)

October APEX Webinar - An Update to Pinnacle’s Risk Retention Group Benchmarking Study

Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m. Central)

Registration is now open for the Pinnacle APEX Webinar, An Update to Pinnacle’s Risk Retention Group Benchmarking Study.

Join Erich Brandt, Greg Fears and Brittany Henrich as they review the 2020 updates to the Risk Retention Group Benchmarking Study. They will take an in-depth look at industry-level RRG financial statement data complete with trends and comparisons to the admitted market.

We encourage interaction with our presenters; please feel free to submit questions before the webinar to We will address them during the presentation as time allows. You will also have the ability to submit questions in real time during the session.

This webinar may qualify for up to one hour of continuing education.


Erich A. Brandt, FCAS, MAAA, is a senior consulting actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources in Bloomington, Illinois. He has more than 20 years of experience in assignments involving loss reserving, funding studies, cost allocation mechanisms, loss cost projections, competitive analysis, captive feasibility studies and financial analysis of insurance companies. Erich has made numerous presentations to brokers, corporate risk managers and CFOs regarding loss reserving, future loss projections and how company characteristics impact actuarial calculations. He currently serves as a member of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Syllabus and Examination Committee.

Gregory W. Fears Jr., FCAS, MAAA, ARM, is a consulting actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources in the Bloomington, Illinois, office. He has been in the property/casualty industry since 2001, and currently serves on the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA) Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar (CLRS) Joint Program Committee. Greg has considerable experience in assignments involving loss reserving, funding studies, loss cost projections, captive feasibility studies, risk margin calculations, simulation methods, deductible analyses, cost allocation mechanisms, financial analyses of insurance companies, commercial lines ratemaking and competitive analyses. His research interests lie heavily in the analysis of industry annual statement information to identify prevailing reserving trends among industry sectors.

Brittany Henrich, ACAS, MAAA, is an associate actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources in the Bloomington, Illinois, office. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial science from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. She began working in the property/casualty insurance industry in 2016. Brittany has experience in assignments involving loss reserving, loss cost projections, captive funding and feasibility studies, and simulation methods. She has worked with pricing and loss reserve analyses for captive insurers writing enterprise risk coverages, and group captive insurers writing workers’ compensation, auto liability, general liability and auto physical damage coverage. She also assists in developing and updating industry benchmarks by analyzing industry databases.

Pinnacle Actuarial Resources offers webinars to provide relevant, thought-provoking and practical ideas and information on current issues in the insurance and financial services industries. Pinnacle's monthly APEX webinars are typically available on the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. ET free of charge. Participants may submit questions electronically during the sessions.

About Pinnacle
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., is an independent actuarial and management consulting firm that’s large enough to provide a wealth of expertise and world-class solutions—yet small enough to be flexible, timely and cost-effective. Owned by our professional staff, Pinnacle ranks among the largest property/casualty actuarial firms in North America. Our Commitment Beyond Numbers philosophy is built on four foundational pillars: empathetic customer service, superior communication, expertise and better business decisions, which guide us to find the right solutions for our clients.


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