James has experience in assignments involving loss reserving, loss cost projections, funding studies, predictive analytics and ratemaking. He has worked with loss reserve analyses for traditional insurance companies and captive insurers writing personal and commercial property, commercial multi-peril, workers’ compensation, automobile liability, general liability and automobile physical damage coverages.
James serves as project manager for group captives and insurance companies, performing both interim and year-end reserve analyses, and yearly funding analyses. He assists with the preparation of Statements of Actuarial Opinion (SAOs), Actuarial Opinion Summaries and actuarial reports. He also works with insurance industry data to update and help develop benchmarks to be applied to ratemaking and reserve analyses.
In addition, James develops funding indications for captive insurance programs and other alternative risk financing programs, works with a number of enterprise risk captives, and supports and leads projects on Pinnacle’s cutting-edge insurance industry initiatives.