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Matthew Duke
Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary - Head of Global Actuarial Services

Matthew Duke leads global actuarial services at Xceedance. He brings 15 years of leadership in actuarial and analytics with expertise in strategy execution, facilitating organizational change, and solving business challenges with analytical insights that directly impact profitability.

Prior to joining Xceedance, Matthew worked at Blackboard Insurance as head of pricing and growth analytics, where he developed actuarial pricing infrastructure, led state filing initiatives, redefined the role of an actuary, and recruited top talent. In addition to interim head of risk at Blackboard, Matthew held positions at Freedom Mortgage, Guy Carpenter, and Arch Insurance Group. He started his career at Travelers, as a participant in the company’s Actuarial Leadership Development Program.

Matthew is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, an associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and is recognized as an associate in reinsurance by The Institutes. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has a bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University in applied mathematics and statistics, and economics, and a minor in business.

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The Shifting Role of Actuarial Services: Part 2

The Shifting Role of Actuarial Services: Part 2

This is the second post in a 2-part series on the evolving role and growing value of actuaries with Matt Duke, head of global actuarial services at Xceedance. In this post he discusses the importance of partnerships, ways to attract the best actuarial talent, and how he sees technology impacting the actuarial field into the future.
The Shifting Role of Actuarial Services: Part 1

The Shifting Role of Actuarial Services: Part 1

The growing frequency of black swan events, like the COVID-19 pandemic, has pushed the insurance industry in unique and unexpected directions. To navigate these headwinds and maintain profitability, insurers need to effectively price their products, create new risk models and increase operational efficiency. Actuaries play a key role in each of those goals, and as insurance companies face greater uncertainties in the post-pandemic landscape, along with concurrent shifts in technology, those roles are in the midst of significant change.
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