Author Archives: Robert Walling


About Robert Walling

Robert J. Walling III, FCAS, MAAA is a principal and consulting actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources. He currently serves as a member of the CAS Board of Directors.

How Do Actuaries Preserve Their Market Value?

In the 1990s, we wondered how actuaries would preserve their market value when competing with product managers. In the 2000s, some wondered if CFAs would encroach upon our territory. Others viewed the SOA general insurance track as a danger. Today, data scientists are our newest “threat.” There are two fundamental facts to keep in mind. … Read more »

The Battle for Smart Creatives

I recently read the best-selling book “How Google Works,” by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg. It is one of the best books I have read, in any genre, in quite some time.  The book focuses on technology companies, but also provides useful insights to industries like ours.  One key insight is the importance of “smart … Read more »