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Impacting the Bottom Line of Insurance Financials
The Burnham System
CPCU 540
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The Burnham System is written and frequently revised by

Ray Burnham, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AIC, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, ALCM, AAI, AAI-M, APA, ARP, AIAF, AMIM, AAM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, REBC, RHU, ASF, LIA, CASL, and ChFC;

Jean O’Reilly, PhD, CPCU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, AIC, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M. ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, and AIAF; and

Lisa Tobey, JD, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AIAF, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, ACS, RWCS, RHU, REBC, CASL, AIC, EA, and ChFC.

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CPCU 540
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Impacting the Bottom Line of Insurance Financials Study Guide

The Burnham System is the gold standard for the NEW CPCU 540 Exams. Using our guide you will learn everything needed to pass the NEW CPCU 540 Exam in the shortest time possible. Simply, you will learn more faster.


Included for FREE with your purchase of this Digital (PDF) Study Guide:

  • CPCU 540 Audio Study Guide Narrations, in MP3 file format, expertly narrated by Lisa Tobey
  • Ray's definitions for each assignment's key words and other new terms
  • A sample diagnostic exam with answers and explanations


Study guide last updated: April 11, 2021


Current Text Edition: 1st


Ray's estimate of course difficulty (1, easiest and 10, hardest): 6


Number of study guide pages: 36


Covered within this study guide:

  • Introduction to Corporate Finance and Accounting
  • GAAP Financial Statements and Statement Analysis
  • Insurer Statutory Accounting and Annual Statement Analysis
  • Cash Flow Valuation
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Bonds and Stocks
  • Insurer Investment Portfolio Management
  • Needs and Sources of Insurer Capital and Capital Management
  • A special section on How to Solve CPCU 540 Math Problems

As a good study guideline, figure anything in those 36 pages might be on your exam and that there will be nothing on your exam that is not covered in those 36 pages.


Notice: AAI®, AFSB®, AIDA®, AINS®, AMIM®, ANFI®, APA®, CPCU®, AAI-M™, AIAF™, AIC™, AIC-M™, AIM™, AIS™, AIT™, API™, ARC™, ARe™, ARM™, ARM-E™, ARM-P™, ASLI™, AU™, and AU-M™ are registered (®) or unregistered (™) trademarks of the American Institute For Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, d/b/a The Institutes. SPPA® is a registered trademark.

The Burnham System, Inc. is not affiliated or associated with The Institutes in any way, and The Institutes do not endorse, approve, support, or otherwise recognize The Burnham System, Inc. or its products or services.


The Burnham System is written and frequently revised by

Ray Burnham, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AIC, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, ALCM, AAI, AAI-M, APA, ARP, AIAF, AMIM, AAM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, REBC, RHU, ASF, LIA, CASL, and ChFC;

Jean O’Reilly, PhD, CPCU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, AIC, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M. ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, and AIAF; and

Lisa Tobey, JD, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AIAF, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, ACS, RWCS, RHU, REBC, CASL, AIC, EA, and ChFC.