My name is Matt Powell and Steven has been kind enough to invite me to use his blog to share some thoughts on risk management and modeling. I am just going to try to share some takes on some topics that I think are interesting and that help circulate ideas across different disciplines.
My background is specifically discrete mathematics, computer science, and optimization but I try to draw from practice in a variety of fields. My day job is working for Segal Consulting, primarily in defined benefit retirement plans. I am an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and an Enrolled Actuary.