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Welcome to the website of Blufftop LLC.  Our mission has focused on providing software tools, consulting and research to the actuarial profession, financial institutions and government regulators.  Our specialty has been risk management and the modeling that supports principle-based financial reporting for the life insurance industry.

We are substantially scaling back the scope of our efforts online and elsewhere.  Future efforts will concentrate in two areas.

1. Support of the legacy Table Manager software.  Little effort will be devoted to this, but user questions will get a response.

2. Education and research regarding economic scenario generators, with a focus on the use of ESGs for valuation of insurance company liabilities both in the U.S. and internationally.

Previous work on the Modeler's Workbench has been abandoned due to lack of commerial interest.  The product itself is still available for anyone interested in an open code stochastic modeling platform for financial institutions including insurers.  The Modeler's Workbench has more flexibility than any other commercial platform, but has a substantial learning curve.

Scenario Visualizer released

The Scenario Visualizer is an educational application to help users understand stochastic scenario generators for interest rates and equity investment returns.  We included a guided set of experiments along with visualizations of results to help users look inside the "black box" to see material differences between generators.  Learn more


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Stephen J. Strommen FSA, CERA, MAAA, is the founder of Blufftop LLC.  He has over 35 years of experience in the life insurance industry, with an emphasis on corporate actuarial activities such as financial projections, economic capital, and risk management.