Todd Nathan Tauzer FCA MAAA FSA CERA

Vice President and Consulting Actuary, Segal Consulting

Contact Information

Segal Consulting
180 Howard Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105-6147
US
Phone
415-263-8279
Fax
tntauzer@gmail.com - personal email
Email
ttauzer@segalco.com
Mr. Tauzer is a Vice President and Actuary with Segal Consulting, working with major city and county retirement systems throughout the state of California. He came to Segal as Director of Municipal Pensions from S&P Global Ratings, where he helped develop a detailed framework to evaluate the sustainability and security of public pension and OPEB plans across the country. He expanded S&P Global Ratings’ communication and outreach to key stakeholders of public sector plans, including elected officials, legislative committees and state and local government finance teams. Prior to S&P Mr. Tauzer was a senior pension actuary for CalPERS. There he was heavily involved in the Enterprise Risk Management and Asset Liability Management space, working in tangent with the Financial and Investment Offices to model and evaluate risks and develop industry leading practices to achieve long term system sustainability and risk mitigation. He led in the development of a system risk-mitigation policy that earned the 2016 Award for Excellence in Government Finance from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). He also conducted analysis on California legislative pension bills, and was the signing actuary for over 350 annual public pension valuations. Mr. Tauzer was a Regents Scholar at the University of California, Davis, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and his minor in Chinese. A portion of his undergraduate work was completed at Beijing Normal University (北师大) in China’s capital. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries with a specialty in Enterprise Risk Management, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA), and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Mr. Tauzer serves on the CCA’s annual Planning Committee and the Academy’s Public Plans Committee, and has been an active member in multiple ad hoc research projects for the Society of Actuaries. He also serves on both the Board of the California Society of Municipal Analysts and the University of the Pacific’s Advisory Board for their Actuarial Science program. Finally he is a member of California State Auditor’s Local Government High Risk Advisory Team. Mr. Tauzer is an active speaker and author on public pension plans. He has been a frequent speaker at credit forums, investor roundtables and public finance industry events, including those sponsored by the Brookings Institute, the California Society of Municipal Analysts, the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, the Society of Municipal Analysts, the National Conference of State Legislators and the GFOA. In addition to serving as S&P’s spokesperson on the credit impacts of current pension trends, risk factors and regional challenges, he wrote numerous national publications and recorded a regular podcast called “Todd Talks,” and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Economist, Pensions & Investments, Chief Investment Officer, and the Bond Buyer, among others. He also is a reoccurring speaker at actuarial conferences and webinars.

CCA Member Since 2017

Government DB/DC

407 - How Public Pension Funding Practices are Evolving 2019 CCA Annual Meeting (October 29, 2019)

Public Pension Plan Solvency: Crisis or Myth? Public Pension Plan Solvency: Crisis or Myth? Webinar (August 21, 2019)

Effect of Public Retirement Plans on Credit Rating 2018 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2018)

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