Lewis & Ellis Inc.
TIMOTHY A. DEMARS, FSA, FIA, MAAA

TIMOTHY A. DEMARS, FSA, FIA, MAAA

Vice President & Principal
Consulting Actuary, Kansas City & London
TDeMars@LewisEllis.com

As a Consulting Actuary and L&E Vice President, Tim brings over 18 years of diverse actuarial consulting experience. Tim has been with L&E his entire career with a focus on the financial operation of insurance companies, life and annuity product designs and programs and experience studies, including mortality experience. Tim has served as Appointed Actuary for a number of client companies. His well-rounded knowledge of the life insurance industry has enabled him to develop expertise in building and applying actuarial models.

Over the past several years, Tim has focused on life settlement issues and modeling of fund risks and risk mitigation strategies. Tim has worked with multiple investment banks, rating agencies, private and institutional investors, life settlement funds, tracking firms and life settlement underwriting companies. The range of services provided to these entities has included pricing, valuation, risk assessment, modeling of tax structures, mortality studies and more. Recently, Tim spent two years in our London office to provide off-shore expertise to institutional investors in the Life Settlement market.

Tim, a former University of Kansas golfer and bowler, enjoys golf, basketball and spending time with his family.

Upcoming/Recent Professional Activities

Current
Serves on the Actuarial Standards Board's Life Settlements Mortality Task Force.  This committee is in charge of creating a new Actuarial Standards of Practice (ASOP) on mortality assumptions for the life settlement market.  The ASOP is meant to give guidance to Actuaries working in the life settlement market on how best to perform A/E mortality studies.

09/2012
Spoke on "Life Expectancies:  Portfolio Managers and Advisors Talk about the Results" at The Life Settlements Conference 2012 in Las Vegas sponsored by Deal Flow Media.

06/2012
Spoke with Financier Worldwide about the outlook for life settlement funds for their 10 Questions column.

08/2010
Appointed to the newly formed American Academy of Actuaries' Life Settlements Investment Work Group along with Roger Annin and Scott Morrow of our London & Kansas City offices.

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