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December 16, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)

December APEX Webinar - ASOPs: Practice Makes Perfect

Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m. Central)

Registration is now open for the Pinnacle APEX Webinar, ASOPs: Practice Makes Perfect.

This webinar will examine common situations actuaries face every day, delving into the Actuarial Standards of Practice (ASOPs) that help guide us through ambiguity. Among the ASOPs to be discussed are No. 41: Communications, No. 36: Statements of Actuarial Opinion Regarding L&LAE Reserves, and No. 38: Catastrophe Modeling. We will examine several scenarios and invite attendees to provide additional, perhaps less common, ones for panel and audience discussion.

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.


Laura A. Maxwell, FCAS, MAAA, CSPA, is a director and consulting actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources in the firm’s San Francisco, California, office. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Moravian University. She has worked in the property/casualty insurance industry since 1987 and has provided consulting services since 2003. Laura currently serves the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) as a member of the Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar Planning Committee, E-Forum Committee and syllabus vice chair of the Syllabus and Examination Committee. She is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA) Cyber Risk Task Force and a member of the Actuarial Science Advisory Board at the University of the Pacific.

Christina L. Negley, FCAS, MAAA, is a consulting actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources in the Bloomington, Illinois, office. She holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Illinois State University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. She began work in the property/casualty insurance industry in 2014. Christina has experience in assignments involving loss reserving, funding studies, loss cost projections and captive feasibility studies. She has provided support for loss reserve analyses for commercial insurers and self-insured groups (including governmental entities) in general liability, workers’ compensation, auto liability, auto physical damage and medical professional liability coverage.

John E. Wade, ACAS, MAAA, retired from Pinnacle Actuarial Resources as a consulting actuary in 2019. He has been in the insurance industry since1998. His practice concentrated in providing reserving, funding and pricing studies for a wide variety of clients, including insurance companies, trade organizations, public entities and regulators. His skill set includes loss reserving and rating for most lines of business, liability assessment for various funds, hands-on interaction with regulators, and project management. 

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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