BMS Group (“BMS”), the independent specialist (re)insurance broker, today announced a series of management changes within its US reinsurance actuarial and analytics team.

  • Kirk Conrad has been promoted to the newly created role of Chief Analytics Officer at BMS and will oversee BMS’s US reinsurance catastrophe analytics and actuarial divisions. He joined the Group as Chief Strategy Officer in 2016 through BMS’s acquisition of Advocate Re.
  • Dave Spiegler, Chief Actuary, is retiring after a long and distinguished career at the end of the year. He will remain with BMS in a consultative role after his retirement.
  • BMS’s actuarial team will now report to Kurt Johnson, Executive Vice President. Johnson is currently based in the Group’s Minneapolis office.

Steve Korducki, BMS US CEO, said: “At BMS, analytical and actuarial capabilities are core to our strategy. We invest in the tools, talent and technology necessary to provide bespoke analysis and solutions that provide real value to clients, as our Catastrophe Analytics division did during the recent cat events. I am looking forward to continuing building out BMS’s analytics platform with Kirk, Kurt and Julie Serakos, who leads our Catastrophe Analytics team.”

“I would also like to thank Dave Spiegler for his dedicated service. Our actuarial team has grown to what it is today under his leadership and I am pleased he will be working with us in a consulting capacity for some time to come.”