ERM Symposium to Focus on Effective Management of Risk and Capital

Mar 01, 2011, 08:00 ET from The Society of Actuaries

CHICAGO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --



The Society of Actuaries (SOA), Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA), and Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA)





The ninth-annual ERM Symposium will bring together enterprise risk management (ERM) experts from a variety of industries to create value and competitive advantage through effective management of risk and capital. The symposium is geared toward chief risk officers, CFOs, actuaries and other related risk professionals.





March 14-16, 2011





Swissotel, 323 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois





The symposium will include panel sessions on topics including the need for a country-wide risk officer, the demand for ERM standards, regulatory reform issues and business challenges with managing risks. Other topics to be covered include:



Behavioral economists vs. cultural theorists: the human element of ERM



Economic capital for ERM



Emerging risks



Practical issues for smaller companies



Insurance investment practices during an economic downturn



Integrating ERM into strategic planning and the company culture



Managing risks in incentive compensation plans



Best practices for benchmarking an ERM program





Key speakers include:



Kevin Madigan, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, ERM Symposium Chair, ACAS, MAAA



Dave Ingram, Willis Re, FSA, CERA, MAAA



Max Rudolph, Rudolph Financial Consulting, FSA, CERA, MAAA



Karen De Toro, Deloitte Consulting, FSA, MAAA



Sim Segal, SimErgy Consulting, FSA, CERA, MAAA



Barry Franklin, Towers Watson, ASA, CERA, FCAS, MAAA



Dale Hall, COUNTRY Financial, FSA, CERA, MAAA



Suzette Huovinen, Securian Financial Group, FSA, CERA, MAAA



Kathryn Hyland, Swiss Reinsurance Company, FSA, FCIA, CERA, MAAA



Richard Lauria, Assurant, FSA, MAAA



Art Saul, ING US Financial Services, FSA, MAAA





For more information on the ERM Symposium, please visit





Lisamarie Lukas, Society of Actuaries 847.706.3566 or



Megan Filotto, GolinHarris 312.729.4259 or  



About Actuaries

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About the Participating Organizations

The Society of Actuaries is an educational, research and professional organization dedicated to serving the public, its members and its candidates. The SOA's mission is to advance actuarial knowledge and to enhance the ability of actuaries to provide expert advice and relevant solutions for financial, business and societal problems. The SOA's vision is for actuaries to be the leading professionals in the measurement and management of risk. To learn more, visit

The Casualty Actuarial Society fulfills its mission to advance actuarial science through a focus on research and education. Among its 5,400 members are experts in property-casualty insurance, reinsurance, finance, risk management, and enterprise risk management. To learn more, visit

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries is the national organization of the actuarial profession. The Institute is dedicated to serving the public through the provision, by the profession, of actuarial services and advice of the highest quality. In fact, the Institute holds the duty of the profession to the public above the needs of the profession and its members. Actuaries employ their specialized knowledge of the mathematics of finance, statistics and risk theory on problems faced by pension plans, government regulators, insurance companies (both life and property/casualty), financial institutions, social programs and individuals. To learn more, visit

PRMIA is the Professional Risk Managers International Association. Formed in January of 2002, PRMIA is a higher standard for risk professionals with more than 60 chapters around the world and nearly 40,000 members from more than 172 countries. A non-profit, member-led association of professionals, PRMIA is dedicated to advancing the standards of the profession worldwide through the free exchange of ideas. PRMIA offers the only globally endorsed Professional Risk Manager (PRM) certification program, pursued by over 1,800 active candidates from more than 90 countries. To learn more, visit

SOURCE The Society of Actuaries