History, Organization & Product R&D Modeling

Posted on: February 6, 2017

Statistics Seminar

History, Organization & Product R&D Modeling
National General Insurance Company (NGIC)


Wednesday, February 8, 2017
4:00 p.m. — Manchester Hall 020

David Robertson and Flora Wu will give a talk at 4pm on Wednesday 2/8/17. David and Flora will introduce themselves and NGIC, giving an overview of NGIC history from 1920 to now. They will characterize NGIC in terms of firms within it, key performance measures, as well as geographical and insurance line distributions. They will discuss the organization and opportunities therein, in Product R&D and more generally. Then, they will go into some detail about models they use to inform rating algorithms and insurance product pricing, especially GLMs.

Flora Wu is a Product R&D Manager at NGIC focusing on Private Personal Auto and homeowner insurance. She is an Associate in Causality Actuarial Society (ACAS).  She joined NGIC in 2013. Prior to that, she was an Actuarial Pricing analyst specialized in homeowner insurance at Citizens Property Insurance in FL. Flora earned her Master degree in Actuarial Science from Georgia State University and her PhD degree in Textile Science from University of Georgia.

David Robertson is a Senior Product R&D Analyst at NGIC focusing on Private Personal Auto insurance. He joined NGIC in 2014. David earned his MA in Mathematics from Wake Forest University in 2013. From 1995 until 2011, he worked in various analytical roles with GE Capital, Wachovia and Wells Fargo, primarily in consumer lending. Prior, David earned MBA and MA Economics degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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