Catastrophe Modeling
Nov. 9, 2018 | Noon to 1 p.m. EST | CE available
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Historical information generally is insufficient for predictions related to future catastrophes. As a result, catastrophe modeling—which is more accurate, stable, and flexible—has been developed, becoming an important element in actuarial practice. Join us for a webinar that explores catastrophe modeling, answering questions such as:
  • What are catastrophe models?
  • How and when does an actuary use catastrophe models?
  • Who produces these models and who runs them? What do regulators say about catastrophe models?
  • What are the relevant professionalism considerations and guidance?
  • What other catastrophes are modeled besides hurricanes?
Our presenters draw from Uses of Catastrophe Model Output, a monograph released by the Academy’s Extreme Events and Property Lines Committee earlier this year. Continuing education credit will be available.
The American Academy of Actuaries believes in good faith that attendance at this live webinar constitutes an organized activity as defined under the current Qualification Standards for Actuaries Issuing Statements of Actuarial Opinion in the United States, and that attendees may earn up to 1.2 CE credits for attending this live webinar.

Howard Kunst is a member of the Academy’s Natural Catastrophe Subcommittee and Flood Insurance Working Group. He is the chief actuary at CoreLogic. As part of the Science and Analytics team, Kunst works closely with the Insurance and Spatial division that provides data at a granular property level to their customers, primarily insurance companies. Kuntz also serves as the vice chair for the Casualty Actuarial Society’s Ratemaking, Product and Modeling (RPM) Seminar Planning Committee.
‚ÄčHoward Kunst


Kay A. Cleary
Kay Cleary is the chairperson of the Casualty Practice Council’s Extreme Events and Property Lines Committee. She currently works for the catastrophe modeling firm RMS where she focuses on actuarial and regulatory issues related to catastrophe models and their output. Cleary has focused on property catastrophe insurance for over 25 years and has worked for primary writers, reinsurance brokers, and regulatory agencies.

Minchong Mao is a member of the Extreme Events and Property Lines Committee, and a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). Mao is a managing director in catastrophe analytics at Aon. Previously, she worked at State Farm where she managed the Catastrophe Modeling unit. Mao was a member for Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology (FCHLPM) from Jan. 2015 to Sept. 2018, representing the property and casualty insurance industry to review and accept models for use in ratemaking in the State of Florida.
Minchong Mao
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