Annette Knief, CPA, CFE, AIRC, ARA, MCM
- Managing Director
419 South 2nd Street
New Market, Suite 206
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Ms. Knief serves as Managing Director for The INS Companies. She is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s financial examination, financial analysis, and market conduct operations. Ms. Knief has over 25 years of financial services advisory experience with over 20 of those years dedicated to insurance.
Throughout her career, Ms. Knief has been involved in various aspects of insurance regulation including training. Primarily, she participates on insurance examinations and operational reviews serving as a subject matter expert on risk-focused examinations and accreditation matters; providing guidance in the areas of corporate governance, internal controls, management interviews, internal audit, enterprise risk management, and SOX documentation. Ms. Knief serves as a speaker on general insurance examination topics, fraud, accreditation, risk-focused examination techniques, international accounting, statutory accounting, and Sarbanes Oxley.
Prior to joining The INS Companies, Ms. Knief was a Partner at Risk and Regulatory Consulting, Inc. (a former business segment of RSM McGladrey). She was also employed at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). In this role she provided technical assistance to NAIC members, staff, and the industry in various areas of financial regulation and solvency training. Prior to joining the NAIC, Ms. Knief worked for Deloitte as an auditor in the Kansas City and Chicago offices.
Ms. Knief is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Accountancy and is a CPA. Additionally, she earned an MBA from Northern Illinois University. Ms. Knief is currently a member of the AICPA, SOFE and IRES. She holds the following industry designations: Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI), Associate, Reinsurance Administration (ARA), Associate, Insurance Regulatory Compliance (AIRC), Certified Financial Examiner (CFE) and Market Conduct Management (MCM). Ms. Knief serves on the SOFE Board of Governors and is a past SOFE President.