26 October 2022Reinsurance

Pinnacle adds new consulting actuaries

US-based Pinnacle Actuarial Resources has announced the addition of Gary Wang as senior consulting actuary and Achille Sime and Megan Camanocha as the firm’s newest consulting actuaries.

“Gary, Achille and Megan are talented and accomplished professionals with many years of success in the property and casualty insurance industry,” Pinnacle managing principal Joe Herbers said. “They bring deep knowledge of multiple lines of business, from homeowners to worker’s compensation and are skilled in different actuarial disciplines and practice areas, including predictive analytics and reinsurance. We’re delighted to welcome them to Pinnacle and add their expertise to our consulting team.”

Wang re-joins Pinnacle from a large insurance consultancy, where he continued his analytics focus on a consulting team. Prior to that position, Wang was a senior consulting actuary at Pinnacle for approximately 15 years. He has extensive experience in the application of advanced statistical modelling techniques for insurance. His areas of expertise include rating and underwriting plan design, homeowners and automobile, including vehicle characteristics analysis and scorecard and territory boundary development, among others.

Sime joins Pinnacle from his own consulting firm, SL Financial. He has over 19 years of experience in consulting and is a qualified actuary in the US as well as France. He has served as an appointed actuary and loss reserve specialist for a number of companies in Bermuda and the US. His areas of practice include rate filings, actuarial pricing and catastrophe modelling for reinsurance renewals, and loss reserve and funding studies for captive insurance companies and self-insured entities.

Camanocha brings considerable property and casualty actuarial and predictive analytics experience to Pinnacle. She has worked for several large insurance carriers and possesses a strong pricing background, with a track record in personal and commercial product lines. Her actuarial expertise includes rate adequacy and rate plan development for homeowners, inland marine and businessowners insurance products, as well as workers’ compensation reserving.