Welcome to Kolkulations LLC
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Finding Stories in Weather Numbers to Guide Climate Risk Analytics
What are Kolkulations
I juggle lots of numbers to squeeze stories out of them that help people understand their world by measuring and quantify things quickly for them. My college training began with part time work at Foremost Insurance. Upon graduation that actuarial internship help me land my first actuarial job at The Hartford. During nine years there an underwriter Margaret got to know me well. Knowing me and my last name, one day she said “Steve you do very nice calculations. You do Kolkulations.” That’s how the name of my business came to be:
Hi, I'm Steve Kolk, ACAS, MAAA
Steve Kolk is president of Kolkulations LLC, an actuarial consulting firm based in Michigan that deploys data mining, predictive modeling, and geospatial technology to assist clients with financial risk analytics. He has 40+ years of a Property & Casualty (P&C) actuarial experience. He has been chief actuary at three companies, including global real estate data & analytics company, CoreLogic.
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A sought-after speaker, Steve is considered one of the nation’s foremost actuarial experts in climate change. He has spoken about climate risk issues and mathematical tools for extreme event analysis across the USA and internationally. He did this while serving as a member of the North American team which constructed the first-of-its-kind Actuaries Climate Index.
Steve Kolk is president of Kolkulations, LLC, a risk analysis consulting firm that deploys data mining, predictive modeling and geospatial technology to drive client profitability.
Bob Finnigan, BBWA Sports Writer for the Seattle Times, nicknamed him “StatMaster” for providing hard-to-get stats adding factual color to Seattle Mariner stories.
He visits Ashville, NC aka “Climate City” annually to stay abreast of data developments and expert climate science knowledge. He has developed many visualization tools and extreme value models of catastrophic claims and losses.
For example, while serving as chief actuary and senior modeler at CoreLogic, Kolk applied geospatial and modeling technologies to develop scientific catastrophe models and new products, including the company’s Hazard Risk Score, which blends nine catastrophic property hazards to be the modeling company’s best mortgage-default predictor.