How SAA Helps Partner Clients

SAA believes that the investment process is the key to a successful investment program and supports our clients by focusing on the implementation of a well-designed investment process as it enhances the likelihood of meeting client objectives.

Insurance companies and risk pools that retain SAA as a consultant receive all of the following services, along with additional ad hoc analysis & reviews:

Asset Allocation Analysis
SAA reviews the impact of different allocations and models various asset class combinations that are tied to the overall insurance business.
Investment Policy Review
SAA reviews the organization’s investment policy to ensure it encompasses the ‘best practices’ of the insurance and risk pooling industries.
Peer Group Analysis
SAA conducts a peer group analysis to compare your insurer or risk pools’ portfolio composition and structure to similar organizations.
Manager Search & Evaluation
SAA will help select and evaluate the firms managing your company’s fixed income and risk asset portfolios.
Portfolio Monitoring
SAA monitors your portfolio beyond performance and reviews compliance, OTTI impairment, stress tests, etc.
Performance Measurement
SAA will review your portfolio from the perspective of required income, benchmarks, risk-adjustments, and after taxes/fees.
SWOT Analysis
SAA analyzes the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to your entire investment process.
Board Education
SAA will conduct educational sessions reviewing new asset classes, basic concepts, etc. SAA can also conduct case study sessions based on our firm’s experiences.
Extension of Your Staff
SAA is NOT just your investment consultant, but an extensive resource that is available to your insurer or pool at any time.

Meet Our Principals

Alton Cogert, CFA, CPA, CAIA, CGMA
President & CEO

Mr. Cogert founded SAA in 1994. Previously, he has served as a technical advisor to the NAIC Invested Assets Working Group and was a former chairman of the Investment Committee of the National Alliance of Life Companies.

Meet Our Principals

Dan Smereck,
Managing Director & Principal

Mr. Smereck has 25+ years of experience in investing for insurers and risk pools. Prior to joining SAA, Mr. Smereck was SVP and Chief Investment/Information Officer for a large, regional medical malpractice insurer.

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