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Laird Zacheis, FSA, MAAA

Principal, Consulting Actuary
Chicago, IL, US

Tel: +1 312 4995623

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Professional Designations

  • Fellow, Society of Actuaries
  • Member, American Academy of Actuaries
  • Member, International Actuarial Association


  • BS (summa cum laude), Yale University
  • MBA (high honors), University of Chicago

Current Responsibility

Laird Zacheis is a principal and consulting actuary with the Chicago office of Milliman. He joined the firm in 1991.


Laird specializes in the area of mergers and acquisitions involving life insurance companies. He has consulted for buyers or sellers in a majority of the significant transactions in the United States since the early 1990s, consisting of more than 60 transactions with a total value in excess of $100 billion. His consulting includes transactions structured around reinsurance, use of reserve financing captives and offshore solutions, and cross-border acquisitions.

Laird also provides consulting services in the areas of financial planning and capital management, U.S. GAAP issues including Purchase GAAP, and strategic planning.

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