What Are Pinnacle APEX Webinars?

Pinnacle's APEX Webinar is a free, monthly webinar series discussing some of the most timely, interesting and important issues facing the property and casualty industry. Our APEX Webinars are hosted by Pinnacle thought leaders and cover a variety of subjects, key sectors and lines of business. Topics in recent years have included inflation, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber security, medical professional liability, predictive analytics, Florida homeowners insurance updates and so much more. 

The dives are deep, and provide attendees with critical details from every corner of the property and casualty industry. Now in our second decade, Pinnacle APEX Webinars remain a go-to source of high-quality information and discussion. Generally held on the third Thursday of every month, APEX Webinars as so well regarded they often qualify for the actuarial profession's continuous education requirement. 

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Upcoming Webinars

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ESG, a framework for improving environmental, social and governance responsibility, is increasingly being adopted by the world’s largest businesses. ESG-focused investing has also been a topic of significant debate in recent years. For this APEX Webinar, Pinnacle Principal and Consulting Actuary Rob Walling will be joined by Jonathan Charak, vice president and emerging solutions director at Zurich North America, and Tim Flattery, captive executive at Innovative Captive Strategies (ICS). Rob, Tim and Jonathan will give a lively and informative overview of ESG, discuss Zurich’s commitment to ESG

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Join Pinnacle Director and Consulting Actuary Laura Maxwell, Senior Consulting Actuary Radost Roumenova Wenman and Consulting Actuary James Wencil, for a discussion of actuarial standards of practice (ASOPs) and bias and how both relate to actuarial work. On this APEX Webinar, Pinnacle team members will discuss several ASOPs and the AAA’s white paper on fairness published in August. This  APEX is an interactive session with polling and discussion using the platforms chat feature. Before the session, registrants will receive a link to a Word Cloud survey to help select an ASOP for the webinar.

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ChatGPT: The Actuarial Perspective
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The natural language processing tool ChatGPT has captured great attention with its ability to compose essays, have philosophical conversations and even write code. This Pinnacle APEX Webinar will discuss ChatGPT from a predictive analytics perspective. Pinnacle Senior Consulting Actuaries Gary Wang and Michael Chen will discuss their concerns with the increased use of ChatGPT and what excites them most about the capabilities of ChatGPT. Gary and Michael will also discuss the immediately useful aspects of ChatGPT and how they view its future.

For this APEX Webinar, Pinnacle Consulting Actuaries Patrick Newell and Jordan Paszek will discuss various actuarial considerations when developing pricing indications, specifically for captives. The session will be an essential overview of several common captive rating techniques, and an analysis of the key considerations actuaries make when applying pricing methodologies and selecting particular techniques.

Pinnacle APEX Webinar - Actuarial Reserving 101
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Join Pinnacle Consulting Actuaries Ken Hawkins and Trenton Lipka as they define and discuss the importance of Incurred but Not Reported (IBNR) reserves and discuss the most common methodology and terminology used in actuarial reserve analyses.

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