Midwest Re/Insurance Conference slides

Midwest Re/Insurance Conference slides

The presentations from the Reactions Midwest Re/Insurance Conference, held in Chicago on April 30, are now available to download.

Click on their presentation title to see the slides.

Adopting a Successful ERM Programme
- What are the main pitfalls when approaching ERM?
- What do rating agencies looks for in an ERM programme?
- How important is the role of CRO in a modern insurance company?
Marcus Aikin, senior vice-president, GC Analytics, Guy Carpenter & Company 

The Investment Outlook
- What investment returns are appropriate in the low yield environment?
- What should insurers’ asset allocation look like?
- What asset classes are looking relatively attractive?
Harry Starrett, client strategist, GR-NEAM 
 

To view coverage from the event click on the headlines below.

Reinsurers to follow Berkshire's lead: Ryan – FREE TO VIEW
Pat Ryan says Berkshire Hathaway’s deal for the Aon Lloyd’s business and move into the excess and surplus lines market, coupled with increased convergence between reinsurance and capital markets, make this year one of the most eventful in his career.

Tria uncertainty disrupting workers’ comp writers
Workers’ compensation insurers are abandoning some decades-old relationships because of the uncertainty over the future of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, according to Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions’ US retail operations.

Cyber risk not fully appreciated: Zurich’s Foley
The assessment of how well companies are prepared for cyber attacks is the biggest benefit provided by cyber risk insurance at the moment, according to Mike Foley, CEO of North America commercial business at Zurich.

Midwest insurers fear tornado, quake exposures
Analysis: Midwest insurers and reinsurers are worried about rising tornado losses and warn earthquake exposures are being ignored, says a panel from Aon, Swiss Re, Allied World, Eqecat and Ryan Specialty Group at the Midwest Re/Insurance Conference.

Overcoming Tria hostility an “uphill battle” 
Opposition to renewing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act from the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee will make it very hard for an extension of the terrorism insurance backstop to get passed despite insurance and reinsurance firms’ optimism. 
 
Insurers speculate over content of FIO report – FREE TO VIEW
US insurance and reinsurance firms are calm about the potential contents of the Federal Insurance Office’s regulation modernisation report but worry it will not make the system more efficient, while some predict increasing tensions between the FIO and NAIC.


The conference was sponsored by Ryan Specialty Group, Guy Carpenter, GR-NEAM, Sidley Austin and Sherman & Company. 

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