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James M. Merwald, Jr., FSA, MAAA

Principal and Director of Consulting


Jim joined ARC in 1990 and he has focused his efforts on providing quality consulting services to ARC’s clients.  Prior to joining ARC Jim spent 5 years with another national consulting firm and 10 years working in life insurance companies’ actuarial departments.  Over this time Jim has accumulated a very broad range of experience.  His recent activity has focused on a variety of consulting projects with a focus on financial reporting and financial analysis projects.  These include serving as Appointed Actuary for life insurers and providing audit support to accounting firms.


As Director of Consulting, Jim provides leadership and management support to ARC’s consulting staff so that ARC’s clients’ needs are met on a timely cost effective basis.

In his free time Jim enjoys family activities and being a grandfather to his grandchildren.  Jim enjoys getting away to the golf course and spending Saturday’s in Lincoln where he has Husker season tickets.


Education / Professional

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics—University of Nebraska

  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries

  • Member of the American Academy of Actuaries

  • Chartered Life Underwriter

  • Chartered Financial Consultant

  • Fellow, Life Management Institute


Personal Interests

  • University of Nebraska Athletics, Kansas City Royals, Golf

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