• Key Coleman, CPA, CFA, CPCU, ARe

Key Coleman

Principal

Key Coleman is a Principal with AEA Group and has more than 30 years of experience providing business and financial analysis in the insurance and reinsurance industry, with a focus on damages, forensics and expert testimony. His clients have included insurance companies, reinsurers, insureds, agents and brokers.

Key spent much of his career in Chicago where he held high-level positions at well-known accounting and consulting firms. Key started his consulting career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he worked for more than 11 years, rising to the level of Partner. Prior to consulting, Key worked for an insurance carrier for more than 8 years in underwriting and management roles.

Key performs expert analysis relating to insurance and reinsurance damages. In addition, he performs
compliance inspections of insurers’ third-party service providers and other consulting services.

Core Competencies

Damages analysis, litigation support, insurance, reinsurance, claims, accounting and investments

  • Partial Service List
    • Accounting analysis (Statutory and GAAP)
    • Agencies and Brokers E&O
    • Business Interruption
    • Claims analysis
    • Forensic Accounting and Insurance Investigations (including MGA and TPA inspections)
    • Managing General Agencies (MGAs)
    • Regulatory matters
    • Reinsurance matters
    • Run-off and Insolvency analysis
    • Third Party Administrators (TPAs)
    • Underwriting analysis
    • Workers’ Compensation
  • Concentration
    • Business breakups
    • Business interruption
    • Commercial disputes
    • Contract disputes
    • Economic wage loss
    • Financial services
    • Healthcare
    • Insurance
    • Intellectual property
    • Lost profits
    • Manufacturing
    • Post-acquisition purchase price disputes
  • Professional Certifications
    • Certified Public Accountant ("CPA"), licensed in Pennsylvania
    • Chartered Financial Analyst ("CFA")
    • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter ("CPCU")
    • Associate in Reinsurance ("ARe")
    • Insurance Producer License in Pennsylvania, Nonresident License in New Jersey
  • Education
    • MBA in Finance, Emory University
    • BA in Economics, University of the South
    • UCLA Extension – Graduate level accounting courses
    • E. W. Blanch Reinsurance Training Course (offered to EWB employees and EWB client employees)
    • Lloyd's of London Brokers Course
  • Professional & Business Affiliations
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • ARIAS – Member
    • CFA Institute
    • CFA Society Chicago
    • CPCU Society – Past President of North Alabama Chapter
  • Community & Civil Affiliations
    • USO of Illinois – Past Board Member and Audit Committee Member
  • Seminars & Lectures
    • AIRROC Matters, “Stranded Assets from Climate Change – Should Insurance Companies be Alarmed?,” March 6, 2020
    • AIRROC Spring Membership Meeting, Speaker, “Insurance Risk in a Changing Climate,” New York, NY, March 4, 2020
    • Risk Management Magazine, “Will Climate Change Impact Reinsurance Rates?,” April 1, 2019
    • The Legal Intelligencer, “Climate Change and the Boardroom – Have Board Responsibilities Changed?,” March 27, 2019
    • The Legal Intelligencer, “Climate Change for the Insurance Industry,” July 21, 2016
    • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Speaker at Insurance Bermuda Triangle Event, “Insurance and Reinsurance in a Low Carbon Economy: Is Climate Change the New Mass Tort?,” Hamilton, Bermuda, July 12, 2016
    • “The Polar Vortex,” moderator for joint presentation with Reed Smith, Jan. 2014
    • Risk Management Magazine, “The Effect of a Hardening Workers Compensation Market,” Coauthor, November 1, 2013
    • AIRROC Matters, “AIRROC’s Dispute Resolution Process (DRP),” Spring 2013
    • Sidley Austin LLP, expert in Mock Trial, Chicago, IL, March 2012
    • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, panelist for litigation training, Princeton, NJ, May 2011
    • Brokers & Reinsurance Markets Association (BRMA), expert witness in Mock Arbitration, Princeton, New Jersey, April 2011
    • Foley Insurance Economic Summit, “Troubled Insurance Companies in the New Economy” speaker, Chicago, IL, October 2010
    • Society of Insurance Financial Management (SIFM), “Preparing for and Responding to a Market Conduct Exam,” presenter, New York, June 2010
    • Risk and Insurance, “Taking Stock” (insurance rate trends), March 2010
    • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), “Litigation Trends in Insurance and Reinsurance,” November 2009
    • Mealey's Insurance Insolvency Conference, panelist, Scottsdale, AZ, April 2008
    • Business Insurance: Industry Focus, “Perspective: A solution without a problem?,” May 2007

Partial Service List:

  • Accounting analysis (Statutory and GAAP)
  • Agencies and Brokers E&O
  • Business Interruption
  • Claims analysis
  • Forensic Accounting and Insurance Investigations (including MGA and TPA inspections)
  • Managing General Agencies (MGAs)
  • Regulatory matters
  • Reinsurance matters
  • Run-off and Insolvency analysis
  • Third Party Administrators (TPAs)
  • Underwriting analysis
  • Workers’ Compensation

Concentration:

  • Business breakups
  • Business interruption
  • Commercial disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Economic wage loss
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Lost profits
  • Manufacturing
  • Post-acquisition purchase price disputes

Contact Key Coleman