Owner and Chief Actuary
Mr. Roi Polanitzer is the Owner and Chief Actuary of Intrinsic Value, a training and consulting firm specializing in state-of-the-art decision and risk analysis tools and techniques such as Real Options Analysis, Monte Carlo Simulation, Forecasting, Optimization, Statistics and Risk Modeling as well as Actuarial Science. His areas of expertise include structured products, financial derivatives, and risk management. He has published extensively in professional magazines such as Status – the Journal of Management and Strategic Thinking, Funder – the Journal of Israel's Investment, Insurance and Pension Management Magazine, Insurance and Finance – the Journal of the Israel Association of Insurance Brokers and Agents Magazine, and others. Mr. Polanitzer is a co-author of 2 academic papers on Risk Management in the Israeli Banking System in the Journal of Joseph Кasierer Institute for Research in Accounting and the Quarterly Banking Review, both in Hebrew. Mr. Polanitzer is a Fellow of the IAVFA (F.IL.A.V.F.A.) and holds an FRM (Financial Risk Manager) designation from the GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals), a CRM (Certified Risk Manager) designation from the IARM (Israeli Association of Risk Managers), undergraduate and graduate degrees both with cum laude from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, as well as a Diploma in Financial Risk Management from the Ariel University. He also studied in the program for certificate studies in Actuarial Science at the University of Haifa and Successfully completed all the professional exams administered by the ISA (Israel Securities Authority) for an Israeli Certified Portfolio Manager License.
Mr. Polanitzer has worked at the Ashkelon Academic College, the Achva Academic College, the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the University of Haifa, the Ariel University, the Advisory Firm of Dr. Shilo Lifschutz, the Consulting Firm Ogen - Actuarial, Financial and Business Consulting Ltd., and the Accounting Firm Raveh Ravid & Co. He is the co-founder and CEO of the Israel Association of Valuators and Financial Actuaries (IAVFA) and served as the chairman of a committee of IAVFA which determined Financial Valuation Guidelines to All Israeli Tax Authority Personnel engaged in Valuation Practice.
Along with his academic achievements Mr. Polanitzer has provided consulting to accounting firms, audit firms, financial advisory firms, and publicly traded companies in Israel on how to forecast the future, how to analyze projects at risk. and how to identify, quantify, value, hedge, mitigate, and diversify risk.