Paul Braithwaite

Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Insurance Services, Forensic & Litigation Consulting
FTI Consulting

Paul Braithwaite is a Senior Managing Director in FTI’s global insurance services practice. As a past President of the Casualty Actuarial Society with over 30 years of industry experience, he brings a deep knowledge and understanding of actuarial science, underwriting, insurance and reinsurance company management to the practice.

Mr. Braithwaite has served as an Appointed Actuary to insurance companies, provided expert testimony/dispute resolution support, loss reserve reviews, reinsurance commutations/reserve reviews, underwriting audits, due diligence, finite risk/structured product pricing analysis and regulatory services. He has extensive reinsurance pricing and underwriting experience including the specialty areas of professional liability, workers compensation, umbrella liability, accident & health, agriculture, surety and various other lines of property-casualty business. He has consulted with companies on capital standards for life, health and property-casualty business and recently advised a major multi-line insurance group about issues related to a potential strategic acquisition.

Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Braithwaite was the leader of the insurance services team of a major consulting company, where he also served as the global actuarial practice leader. Mr. Braithwaite has also held high level executive roles in the industry. He has testified as an expert in insurance and reinsurance disputes and has provided expert advice to insurance companies, captives, self-insureds, brokers, and investment firms. He brings more than a decade of executive and operational experience within the reinsurance industry, playing such critical roles as Chief Actuary as well as Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer across several global specialty business lines.

Mr. Braithwaite is well respected in the insurance / reinsurance industry, holding prominent positions with the Casualty Actuarial Society. He is an oft-requested speaker at industry events and conferences on topics including Solvency II, Capital Requirements and Capital Modeling, Reinsurance Risk-Transfer and Reinsurance Pricing. He has also published several articles on these topics.

Session Information:

Thursday, November 5th | 1:30 – 2:20 PM

Social Inflation: What Does It Mean to Cedents and Reinsurers?
The latest buzzword in claims is “social inflation.” This panel will discuss the meaning and origin of the social inflation concept, why it is a big issue for insurance companies, and what it means for reinsurers.
Moderator: Larry P. Schiffer
Panel: Paul Braithwaite, FTI Consulting
Elizabeth Geary, Transatlantic Reinsurance Co.
Cynthia Koehler, American International Group, Inc.