The 2017 society of financial examiners (SOFE) career development seminar (CDS)

Event Info

JW Marriott Marco Island
400 S Collier Blvd
Marco Island, Fla.
Registration Closed

Join Baker Tilly's insurance team for educational sessions at the 2017 SOFE CDS!

Baker Tilly is proud to be a Platinum Level sponsor of the SOFE CDS at the JW Marriott Marco Island Resort taking place from July 23 – July 26. We will be at the exhibition hall during the conference, so make sure to visit our team and to receive some great favors.

Get social at the Tiki Terrace!

Monday, July 24
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tiki Terrace

We will also be holding a social onsite at the JW Marriott Marco Island Resort at The Tiki Terrace on Monday, July 24 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. This is a great time to take a break from the SOFE CDS sessions for a fun evening of drinks and appetizers with Baker Tilly professionals and peers while enjoying the beautiful Florida weather. Please RSVP by July 17.


Can’t make it to the social, but going to be there? Join us for these compelling SOFE educational sessions:

B1 – Has Federal and International Regulation of Insurance been Trumped?

Monday, July 24, 7:55 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Jim Morris, CPA, CFE, CGMA, CICA, MBA, Senior Manager
Much progress had been made relative to the regulation of insurance from the U.S. Federal and international perspectives during the Obama administration, but President Trump has promised to re-evaluate his predecessor’s policies. This session will examine the activities of the current administration and their potential future impact.

B15 – Blending Cultural Differences – Examiner and Analyst Coordination

Monday, July 24, 2:50 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
Les Schott, CPA, CFE, CGMA, Partner
Effective and efficient coordination between field examiners and analyst continues to be a struggle. This panel discussion will focus on methods and best practices to enhance coordination between financial examiners and financial analysts.

B18 – Healthcare Reform: An Update on Federal “Repeal and Replace” Activities and the Potential Impact on Insurers and Insurance Regulators

Monday, July 24, 4:15 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.
David Gregory, Principal
This session would provide an update on the latest legislative initiatives to repeal and replace Obama Care, which will likely focus on giving states more responsibility for healthcare. Session leaders will prognosticate on the future impacts of re-reform on insurers and regulators.

C11 – Incorporating Cybersecurity Considerations Into the IT Examination Based on Size, Scope, and Line of Business

Tuesday, July 25, 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Richard Sowalsky, CISA, Manager
This session will explore cybersecurity risks which may not garner significant attention in IT Examinations, and methods for adding value to the risk focused approach towards cybersecurity. In addition, we will look at data security regulations such as HIPAA and how this should be incorporated into examinations of health insurers.

C20 – Special Considerations for Assessing and Examining Critical Investment Risks

Tuesday, July 25, 4:15 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.
Jim Stangroom, CPA, CGMA, Partner
This session will discuss some of the more complex aspects of assessing investment risks and conducting related exam procedures. Topics will include the use of derivatives and related hedging activities, asset-liability management, valuation issues, structured securities, separate accounts, liquidity, etc.

D3 – Talk Nerdy to Me – EIC and IT Examiner Integration Best Practices

Wednesday, July 26, 7:55 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
John Romano, CPA, CFE, CIA, Senior Manager
This session is aimed at enhancing the financial examiners’ understanding of the IT exam approach and discussing best practice communications by the IT examiner. There will be a special emphasis on how the results of the IT exam influence the nature of, and the efficiency of, financial exam procedures.