2017 Insurance Market Briefing - MENA

When & Where:

Tuesday, 6 November, 2018
Insurance Market Briefing:
Methodology Review Seminar:

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AM Best's
2018 Insurance Market Briefing - Europe & Methodology Review Seminar

AM Best held its annual Insurance Market Briefing - Europe and Methodology Review Seminar events on Tuesday, 6 November, at etc.venues St Paul's in London.

The 2018 Insurance Market Briefing provided a platform for leading AM Best rating analysts and industry experts to discuss the impact of the prevailing economic and political conditions and rating trends for (re)insurers in key segments of the European (re)insurance sector and the London Market. There were also a number of thematic sessions based on recent AM Best research.

The popular annual Methodology Review Seminar explored the latest updates to rating criteria and provided participants with a better understanding of the recently updated Best's Credit Rating Methodology (BCRM) and our proprietary Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR) model.

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Insurance Market Briefing Agenda

Time Session Presenter
08:30 Registration
09:00 Welcome & Introductory Comments Nick Charteris-Black
Managing Director, Market Development – EMEA

EMEA Market Overview
Update on Credit Rating Activity and Outlooks

  • Rating trend developments
Greg Carter
Managing Director, Analytics – EMEA

Guest Presentation: Risks and Issues for the European Insurance Sector: What's on the Regulator's Agenda?

Dimitris Zafeiris
Head of Risks & Financial Stability Department, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)


Thematic Session: Reinsurance Market Highlights

  • Global reinsurance outlook and the drivers of future rating movements
Stefan Holzberger
Senior Managing Director & Chief Rating Officer

Coffee Break

10:55 Thematic Session: Analysis – Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Principles in the Insurance Industry
  • Examining their growing relevance, corporate and rating methodology implications

Carlos Wong-Fupuy
Senior Director

Jessica Botelho
Financial Analyst


Guest Presentation: Future-Proofing the London Market

  • Current issues & perspectives in pre- and post-Brexit contexts for London

Malcolm Newman
Chairman, International Underwriting Association (IUA) & Managing Director, SCOR EMEA Hub


Innovation and Technology in Insurance – The Panel

  • A high-level panel contemplates the direction of the insurance and reinsurance industry in light of the opportunities, challenges and disruptions presented from the technological innovation or Insurtech arena

Guest Chair: Mark Geoghegan
Managing Director,
The Insurance Insider


  • Trevor Maynard
    Head of Innovations, Lloyd's of London
  • Matthew Mosher
    Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, AM Best
  • Andrew Rear
    CEO, Munich Re Digital Partners
  • Christopher Sandilands
    Partner, Oxbow Partners


Closing Remarks Nick Charteris-Black
Managing Director, Market Development - EMEA
13:00 Lunch  


Methodology Review Seminar Agenda

Time Session Presenter
14:15 Registration
14:25 Welcome & Introduction
Update Report:
Notable developments since the 2017 Best's Credit Rating Methodology Update launch 
Greg Carter
Managing Director, Analytics – EMEA
14:30 Best's Credit Rating Methodology (BCRM): Reviewing the Building Block Approach

Mahesh Mistry
Senior Director, Analytics


The Revised Best's Credit Rating Methodology (BCRM) in Action: A Mock Rating Committee Session

  • Impacts and Case Studies – Based on the Building Block Approach
Catherine Thomas
Committee Chair
Senior Director, Analytics

Michael Dunckley
Lead Analyst
Associate Director, Analytics                      
15:45 Q&A Interactive Discussion AM Best Analysts
16:15 Close