Robert W. Van Epps - Biography

Rob Van Epps is the Managing Principal of Financial Risk Analysts, LLC. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He has more than 20 years of insurance and actuarial experience.

During his consulting career, Mr. Van Epps has provided service to traditional carriers in the form of reserve analyses, profitability studies, reinsurance analysis, and filing support. In the alternative risk market, he has provided feasibility studies, loss reserve reviews and opinions and other services to a variety of captives, risk-retention groups, public entities, and other self-insured mechanisms. He is under contract with several State Insurance Departments to provide reviews for captive applications and support for financial examinations.

Mr. Van Epps has extensive experience with all major property and casualty lines of business. He is qualified to provide statements of actuarial opinion in all major jurisdictions and serves as the appointed actuary for many insurance companies domiciled both domestically and off-shore. In addition, he provides reserve and funding analyses to over 20 public entity clients including counties, cities, towns, school boards, housing and transportation authorities, and risk pools.

Prior to joining Financial Risk Analysts, Mr. Van Epps was the Managing Director of AmWINS Actuarial Services, where he was responsible for review of the company’s program books of business. He also developed and grew an external consulting practice. Mr. Van Epps began his actuarial career working for Royal & SunAlliance Insurance, where he gained actuarial experience in pricing and reserving for both standard and unique insurance products, including structured financial products involving complicated cash flow analyses.

Professionally, Mr. Van Epps has served on the Casualty Actuarial Society Examination Committee and has spoken at several local and regional actuarial functions. He is a member of Casualty Actuaries of the Southeast and also of the Education Committee for the South Carolina Captive Insurance Association. He graduated Cum Laude from Duke University in 1988 with Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics and zoology.

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