Guest Blogger

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.

2 Replies to “Guest Blogger”

  1. When do you think this Real Estate market will go back in a positive direction? Or is it still too early to tell? We are seeing a lot of housing foreclosures in Altamonte Springs Florida. What about you? Would love to get your feedback on this.

    1. Even though I have built some catastrophe models that estimates the possible losses due to hurricanes, earthquakes and windstorms, I’m don’t think that I am qualified to predict how the real estate mark will move, especially in Florida. I think that I am going to use your question though as a segue into a new topic related to modern ERM modeling. In the next few months, I will be applying predictive analytics to this old data and discuss the possible effectiveness of the techniques.

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