Tamara is a senior consultant with the Financial Risk Management group in the Chicago office of Milliman. Her prior experience includes several years at an international reinsurance company, where she worked in all areas of product development, including product design, pricing, reserving, and filing. Since joining Milliman in 2004, Tamara has led a number of high-profile variable annuity hedging and product development initiatives in continental Europe. She has specific experience in adapting the variable annuity concept for use in alternative markets, and a significant breadth of understanding of taxation and regulatory issues that affect variable annuity designs in Europe.Tamara has supported the development of a number of sophisticated derivatives-based financial risk management applications for insurance companies, including such topics as the use of quadratic programming techniques to enhance hedge performance and approaches for modeling risk-based capital reduction associated with hedging programs.Tamara is a CFA Charterholder and was recently nominated (1 of 17 worldwide) for the Professional Risk Managers International Association's Professional Risk Manager of the Year award. She is proficient in German and French.
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