Rowland Davis is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. He is a nationally known actuary and pension consultant who heads his own firm—RMD Pension Consulting, created in 1997—that specializes in asset and liability modeling, risk management, and asset-allocation studies for pension funds. He has developed his own proprietary simulation models and risk-reward models. Working both independently and through a strategic alliance with the investment consulting firm of Ennis, Knupp & Associates, Rowland has conducted numerous policy studies for large pension funds across the country.
Formerly a vice president and consulting actuary at Towers Perrin Forster & Crosby, Inc., or TPF&C, he was also the national director of the asset and liability forecasting and asset-allocation practices at TPF&C. Prior to this national role, Rowland was the senior actuary in TPF&C’s Chicago office and lead consultant for several of their largest clients.
Rowland left TPF&C in 1992 with three other partners to form a new actuarial and benefits consulting firm, Davis Conder Enderle & Sloan. Previously, Rowland also worked as a consultant with Meidinger, Inc. and Hewitt Associates.
In 1969 he graduated magna cum laude from Lawrence University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, and is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries.