Dr. Etti G. Baranoff - Professor of Insurance

Dr. Etti Baranoff, FLMI

Cell: 512-750-6782

Associate Professor of Insurance and Finance

Virginia Commonwealth University


Tel: 804-828-3187

http://www.business.vcu.edu/  ebaranof@vcu.edu


Research Director, Finance and Insurance

The Geneva Association






Etti Baranoff is an Associate Professor of Insurance and Finance at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond VA since 1995. She teaches insurance, pensions, employee benefits and finance topics to graduate and undergraduate classes. Prior to her academic career, she was a Texas insurance regulator for 12 years with specialty in rate regulation, solvency studies and modelling and legislative issues. Her career also includes experience with a life insurer, a Texas public risk pool and consulting.

Baranoff has been in the insurance and risk management arena for over 30 years. She has spoken in many insurance and finance forums and is a 5-time winner of the Research Paper Award from the International Insurance Society, including her timely award paper “The Impact of Mortgage Backed Securities on Capital Requirements of Life Insurers in the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008.”  

Baranoff has been a member of the prestigious Risk Theory Seminar and have authored or co-authored more than 50 papers relating to risk management and insurance. Her work is published in prominent journals, including The Journal of Risk and Insurance, The Journal of Banking and Finance, The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, the Journal of Insurance Regulation, Best’s Review, and  Contingencies of the American Academy of Actuaries, among others. She has served on the editorial board of The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance. Her research subjects include solvency detection models, capital and risk relationship, risk financing, enterprise risk management, asset allocation models and market discipline.  She also authored and co-authored textbooks in risk management and insurance including the recent “Risk Management for the Enterprise and Individuals” published in 2009 by Flatworld Knowledge.

Along with her faculty position, she was appointed the Research Director for Finance and Insurance by The Geneva Association in October 2010. In this position she is a key independent expert on all fundamental and theoretical work in the area of Insurance and Finance and responsible for original research work. She serves on the Financial Stability in Insurance Working Group and is the author of the report: “An Analysis of the AIG Case - Understanding Systemic Risk and its Relation to Insurance” at: http://www.genevaassociation.org/PDF/BookandMonographs/GA2011-Considerations_for_Identifying_SIFIs_in_Insurance.pdf. She is the editor of the Geneva Association Insurance and Finance Newsletter and of the Geneva Papers for specific issues. The 7th edition of the IF Newsletter of February 2011 is available at: http://www.genevaassociation.org/PDF/Insurance_And_Finance/GA2011-I&F07.pdf

Baranoff earned her Ph.D. in finance, insurance and statistics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. Her BA in economics and statistics and her teaching certificate are from the University of Tel Aviv, Israel. She is a native of Israel and resides in both Austin, Texas and Richmond, Virginia.



Following are photos from summer 2010 panel presentation at the JCC in Austin Texas on the topic of Health Care Reform impact in Texas

        Expert in

bulletSystemic risk in insurance issues
bulletInsurance regulation and macro prudential
bulletGlobal insurance issues
bulletCase studies regarding systemic risk in insurance
bulletFinancial analyses studies relation to the 2007-2009 financial crisis for life insurers
bulletLife settlements
bulletExpert witness
bulletTextbook author "Risk Management for Enterprises and Individuals"
bulletEducational materials - creative designs and games
bulletSpeaker and trainer - creative delivery
bulletDefinition of risk transfers and insurance
bulletCreative insurance and risk management products - the new Safety Net insurance
bulletFinance and insurance
bulletEmployee Benefits - Group Life, Disability and Health Insurance and Pensions
bulletEnterprise Risk Management (ERM)
bulletCapital structure and risks interrelations
bulletSolvency Issues
bulletMarket and corporate Structure
bulletBroker/agent Issues
bulletRate development
bulletLegislative issues
bulletInsurance contract Disputes
bulletRisk management
bulletHealth Care Reform: connect to VCU InFocus at: http://www.news.vcu.edu/experts/ontopic/Health_care_policy/Health_Care_Reform_Legislation_Tackles_Insurance_Gap and Chapters 22 and 23 of the "Risk Management for Enterprises and Individuals" by Baranoff, Brockett and Kahane at:     http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/printed-book/1635


bulletInsurance and finance research and writings
bulletExpert Witnessing
bulletRisk Management and insurance consulting
bulletRisk and insurance creative products
bulletTraining/Education - innovative design
bulletResearch & Analysis
bulletExpert Advice for Litigation
bulletMedia Commentary


bulletProfessor of Insurance and Finance at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) at http://www.vcu/edu/baranoff
bulletDirector of Research for Insurance and Finance at The Geneva Association, A "Think Tank" in the area of insurance economics, see annual report at: http://www.genevaassociation.org/PDF/General_Information/GA2011-Annual_Report_2010-2011.pdf
bulletRecipient of the International Insurance Society Research Award (1996, 1997, 2004, 2006 and 2008)        

          2006 award "Risk and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Maps and interrelationships."        

          2008 award "Mortgage Backed Securities and Capital of Life Insurers: Was the Industry  prepared for the Credit Crunch of 2007-2008"

bullet2004 - 2005 Distinguished Scholar award, VCU Business School
bulletCo-author of "Risk Management for the Enterprise and Individuals" 2009, Flat World Knowledge.  Co-authors: Pat Brockett and Yehuda Kahane.  The book incorporates the recent 2008 financial crisis. Open access textbook at: http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/printed-book/1635
bulletTextbook: "Risk Management and Insurance" Preliminary 2nd Edition,  PearsonPack, 2007, 2008
bulletTextbook: "Risk Management and Insurance" Wiley & Sons, 2004 at www.wiley.com/college/baranoff
bulletTextbook:  "Risk Assessment" 2005 American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters/Insurance Institute of America, Malvern, Pennsylvania (with Scott Harrington and Greg Niehaus)
bulletA former Texas Insurance Regulator [1982-1994]
bulletPublications (See Vita)


          Vitae of Dr. Etti G. Baranoff       

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bullet       Personal
bullet      Publications
bullet      Presentations
bullet      associations and awards
bullet      committees
bullet      Media Commentary 


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