AM Best's 2019 Insurance Market Briefing - Europe and Methodology Seminar

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

AM Best will hold its annual Insurance Market Briefing - Europe and Methodology Review Seminar events on 12 November, 2019, at etc. venues St. Paul's in London.

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

The event will feature a guest keynote presentation by John Neal, CEO, Lloyd's.

The popular annual Methodology Review Seminar will examine the latest developments in rating criteria, providing participants with insight on the treatment of key industry trends and their development or challenges, all from the perspective of our Best's Credit Rating Methodology (BCRM) and our proprietary Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR) model.

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When & Where:

Tuesday, 12 November
Insurance Market Briefing:
Methodology Review Seminar:

etc.venues St Paul's
200 Aldersgate, St Paul's
London, EC1A 4HD

Register for Both Events

Register for the Insurance
Market Briefing

Register for the Methodology
Review Seminar

For More Information:

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 Keynote Presentation

John Neal
CEO, Lloyd's


Thematic Session: Distribution in the London Market - Trend Review

  • How are London Market insurers responding to changing distribution trends including broker facilities, the growth of MGAs and broker consolidation?
  • What are the implications for costs, access to business and the subscription market's lead/follower model?
Catherine Thomas
Senior Director – Analytics
10:25 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


Thematic Session: Investments and Illiquid Assets Classes

  • Several drivers contribute to a strong trend of increasing allocations to illiquid assets for many insurers.
  • What aspects of the phenomenon are new? Where is this trend heading?
  • What are the implications for insurers and their credit ratings?
Anthony Silverman
Associate Director – Analytics


Evaluating Innovation: AM Best's New Draft Criteria Procedure Carlos Wong-Fupuy
Senior Director

Panel Discussion: Direction and Pace of Innovation and Technology in (Re)Insurance - Measuring Progress

  • How effectively is the industry adapting to technological changes and what strategies are companies undertaking to promote innovative practices?
  • Panellists will share experiences of achievements and failures and how best to measure the overall success of innovative efforts/initiatives.
Panellists to be announced
Industry Leaders & AM Best Experts
12:35 Wrap Up and Concluding Comments Nick Charteris-Black
Managing Director, Market Development – EMEA
13:00 Lunch

Criteria Review Seminar Agenda

Time Session Presenter
14:15 Registration
14:25 Welcome & Introduction
Session Overview
Carlos Wong-Fupuy
Senior Director

Best's Credit Rating Methodology (BCRM): Benchmarking Review

  • Deep dive into building block assessment for EMEA ratings
  • Assessing trends uncovered or emerging for EMEA ratings

Mahesh Mistry
Senior Director, Analytics

Yevgine Asatryan
Senior Financial Analyst


Best's Credit Rating Methodology (BCRM) in an Evolving Landscape
Highlighting how the BCRM is evolving and examining:

  • Stress testing and non-modelled risks
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks
  • Innovation
  • IFRS 17

Carlos Wong-Fupuy
Senior Director

Jessica Botelho-Young
Senior Financial Analyst

Valeria Ermakova
Senior Financial Analyst

Salman Siddiqui

Associate Director – Analytics

15:45 Q&A Interactive Discussion AM Best Credit Rating Analysts
16:30 Close