Instructor Bio


Richard is the author of the Exam 9 Study Manual and serves as the instructor for the Exam 9 Seminars.

Richard is the Chief Underwriting Officer and Chief Actuary for Ventus Risk Management, a commercial property MGA. Richard has previously held a variety of financial and actuarial roles within the insurance industry, giving him a broad range of experience in financial risk management, capital management and reinsurance.

He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, received his MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a CFA Charterholder.

He served as a member of the Casualty Actuarial Society Board of Directors from 2009-2012 and has previously been a member of the CAS Valuation, Finance and Investment Committee; the CAS Enterprise Risk Management Committee; the SOA Task Force on ERM Credentials, and a consultant to the CAS Exam 8 (Investments) Syllabus Committee.

Richard is the author of two readings on the CAS syllabus and has been a frequent presenter at industry conferences on topics including enterprise risk management, economic capital modeling and reinsurance pricing.

Since 1993, Richard has taught actuarial exam seminars and written study manuals for several CAS and SOA actuarial exams, including CAS Exam 5B (Finance), CAS Exam 8 (Investments), SOA Course 8V (Investments), SOA Financial Economic Theory Exam and SOA Advanced Portfolio Management Exam.