Doug Oliver, Chief Actuary at insurance services company Alan Gray, Inc., was recently interviewed by A.M. Best magazine. Known for expertise in underwriting & risk management services, Oliver commented on consulting in new product development.
Online PR News – 25-July-2011 – – Boston, MA - Alan Gray, Inc.’s Chief Actuary and Director of risk management services, Douglas W. Oliver, was recently interviewed in conjunction with a story about former AIG executive, Ty Sagalow for A.M. Best magazine. Alan Gray, Inc.'s status as a leader in the TPA services industry makes Oliver especially qualified to offer commentary on the role of consulting in new insurance product development.
The article, titled "Searching for Innovation," was written by Al Slavin and explores several expert opinions regarding Zagalow's launch around new product development. It appeared in the July 2011 issue of Best's Review.
A.M. Best Company is a credit rating organization that serves the insurance industry by referring policyholders to expert ratings and analyses, making it possible for them to assess the financial strength of risk-bearing organizations.
"Doug is an integral part of the team here at Alan Gray, Inc. His knowledge and expertise continue to help drive the company forward, while at the same time giving us a voice in some very important conversations taking place across the industry as a whole. His commentary in the recent issue of A.M. Best further establishes him as a thought leader not only at Alan Gray, Inc. but throughout the nation," said Alan Gray, Founder & Executive Vice President (http://www.alangray.com/).
Oliver has made many contributions to the Alan Gray, Inc. team in recent months, including a recent push for approval from state departments of insurance to gain authorization for certifying captive loss and loss expense reserves. He has received authorization and certification in numerous states for these approvals as well as for approval to provide actuarial services by the Bermuda Monetary Authority.
Alan Gray, Inc.'s team of experienced underwriting & risk management services professionals offer a number of services including both traditional and alternative market property analysis and casualty actuarial analysis, taking into account a number of different coverage, industry, and exposure sectors. Consultants at Alan Gray, Inc. have extensive backgrounds in insurance carrier underwriting. Their clients include insurers, reinsurers, risk retention groups (RRGs) and more.
Oliver's experience extends beyond just the walls of Alan Gray, Inc. He is also an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, an Associate in Risk Management designee with the Insurance Institute of America, and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He also maintains professional connections with the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), the Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS-US), and PRIMA, the Professional Risk Managers International Association.
About Alan Gray, Inc.:
Alan Gray, Inc. was established in 1988 as a claims and audit advisory firm, and over the years has built a reputation as a cost effective, reliable and trusted resource to those involved in the management of risk. Providing operational and business processing services, and consulting on risks and exposures from the simple to the most complex, Alan Gray, Inc. is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.