Introduction to Reinsurance Boot Camp

  • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
  • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
  • Strategic Insight and Integration

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Wednesday, May 8
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Hot Breakfast and General Information
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Session 1

Presenter(s): Michael L. Kaster, FSA, MAA; James M. Filmore, FSA, MAAA; Binni Rana, ASA, ACIA

  • Introduction & Reinsurance Market
  • Types of Reinsurance

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Session 2

Presenter(s): Larry N. Stern, FSA, MAAA; Emile M. Elefteriadis, FSA, FCIA; James M. Filmore, FSA, MAAA

  • Risk Transfer
  • Reserve Credit

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Session 3

Presenter(s): Larry N. Stern, FSA, MAAA

  • Statutory/Economic Reserves
  • Captive reinsurance

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Session 4

Presenter(s): Larry N. Stern, FSA, MAAA; Emile M. Elefteriadis, FSA, FCIA

  • Cash Flow Testing
  • PBR and Reinsurance
  • Canadian reserving and reinsurance

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session 5

Presenter(s): Donald D. Solow, FSA, MAAA; George A. Graziani, FSA, FCIA

  • Non-traditional Reinsurance structures

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
Session 6

Presenter(s): James M. Filmore, FSA, MAAA; Catherine T. Shum-Adams, FSA, FCIA

  • Treaty Provisions
  • Underwriting Review

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Current topics, open questions

Moderator(s): Michael L. Kaster, FSA, MAAA

3:30 p.m.




Demonstrating the listening, writing and speaking skills required to effectively address diverse technical and nontechnical audiences in both formal and informal settings.

Professional Values

Adhering to standards of professional conduct and practice where all business interactions are based on a foundation of integrity, honesty and impartiality.

External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Identifying and incorporating the implications of economic, social, regulatory, geo-political and business changes into the design and delivery of actuarial solutions.


Initiating, innovating, inspiring, creating or otherwise acting to influence others regardless of level or role toward a common goal.

Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration

Creating mutually beneficial relationships and work processes toward a common goal.

Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Applying the actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment required to provide value-added services.

Strategic Insight & Integration

Anticipating trends and strategically aligning actuarial practice with broader organizational business goals.

Results-Oriented Solutions

Providing effective problem solving that addresses relevant interests and needs.