Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: November 2018
Michael Flood, Vice President for the Accident and Health Division, Philadelphia Insurance Companies
“PHLY has the strongest marketing talent in the industry when it comes to property and casualty, and now accident and health as well.”
Kevin Gregson, Global Leader, Commercial and Client Development, Willis Towers Watson
“We see a lot of innovative technology that enables us to find new ways to create value for us and for our clients.”
Jennifer Law, AVP Head of Specialty Operations, William Drake, Director of Research and Analytics
Brona Magee, Deputy CEO, SCOR Global Life
“The focus on wellness is an especially exciting development because it promotes longer, healthier lives for policyholders and better business performance for life insurers - truly a win-win.”
Amit Tiwari, Chief Technology Officer, Xceedance
“Industry expertise, combined with extensive knowledge of intelligent technologies, drives the value Xceedance brings to re/insurers.”
Brad Butler, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, AURA Technologies, Reinsurance Group of America
“In a lot of solutions today, the disclosure and interview process is very highly coupled with the decision process. We’ve completely separated those.”.
Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: September 2018
Jacque Schaendorf, President of The Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association Board of Directors
“While we’re working on new ideas with a great deal of energy from our committees that come with this new association, we are also maintaining our focus on WSIA’s core member initiatives.”
Travis MacMillian, Chief Business Officer, Xceedance
“Mutual insurers of all sizes would benefit from working with a company like Xceedance.”
David Goodson, Head of Securitized Fixed Income, Voya Investment Management
“The overall bent from an evolutionary standpoint within securitized markets has been one that has benefited investors overall, across subsectors by virtue of heavier regulation that, in the end, is going to protect investors.”
Robert Brian, SVP, Multiline Portfolio Manager, PartnerRe
“Being a pure-play reinsurer sets us apart as it gives us the ability to serve, rather than compete with our clients for their insurance clients, their ideas or talent.”
Brian Secrett, Chief Underwriting Officer, Tokio Millennium Re
“Because mutuals have limited access to equity capital, they’re often more likely to value the capital benefits and volatility risk transfer that reinsurers bring.”
Sean Briscoe, Underwriting Manager, Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
“Our size and structure enable us to react and make changes quickly to the needs of our customers within the wood niche.”.
Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: July 2018
George Schalick, Vice President, Management and Professional Liability Division, Philadelphia Insurance Companies
“The D&O market tends to be sensitive to the economy, so when times are good the margins are good.”
Arun Balakrishnan, CEO, Xceedance
“Xceedance helps insurers launch and maintain specialty lines business with very lean teams.”
Michael Pagano, Head of Insurance Portfolio Management, Voya Investment Management
“What you've seen over the past couple of years is people coming to a realization that maybe some of the asset classes that they previously avoided would actually benefit their portfolio in the current market environment.”
Joe Beneducci, CEO, ProSight Specialty Insurance
“Rather than fearing the change our industry will face, we very much look forward to it.”.
Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: June 2018
John Simone, Managing Director and Head of Insurance Solutions, Voya Investment Management
“We have an adage with a lot of our insurance clients that boring is the new black, meaning that if you have a risk budget, just dialing up risk may not be the best path to go.”
Emeka Onukwugha, Head of Private Debt Group, Barings
“Geographic diversification reduces exposure to any particular country's economic cycle, especially for GDP linked infrastructural assets.”.
Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: May 2018
Jon Peeples, Vice President, Environmental Tokio Marine Speciality
“We have the ability to match up with the larger carriers, as well as offer more than the smaller carriers. It puts us in a really good, enviable place as it relates to the middle market.”
Tom Jurgens, Senior VP, Property and Casualty Programs and John Lopes, Senior VP, Professional and Management Liability Programs
“We work with program managers to build in-house claims talent tailored for their highly specialized risks.”
Jacque Schaendorf, President, WSIA
“According to A.M. Best, the annual surplus lines report that is produced in conjunction with the WSIA Education Foundation, the E&S market reached a record level of premium in 2016 and we maintained strong financial ratings overall in the sector as a composite.”.
Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: April 2018
Pierre Laurin, P&C Insurance Sales and Practice Leader for the Americas, Willis Towers Watson.
“The models themselves are important, but it's equally important for insurers to know what they want to measure, what their capital philosophy is and how they will use model results for decision-making.”
John Swanick, U.S. Insurance Advisory Leader, Dana Wilson, U.S. Insurance Audit Leader, Michael Rose, Business Advisory Services Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
“Data-driven technology is sweeping the insurance industry at an astounding pace.”
Derek W. Freihaut, FCAS, MAAA, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Inc.
“When captive owners better understand the amount of risk distribution present, they can make better decisions about how to structure the captive.”.
Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: February 2018
Jim Masiello, SIAA
“We accept about 1 in 10 qualifying agents, and the qualification due diligence process is pretty extensive. The aggregators, as usual, will process business from any agent.”.
Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: January 2018
“The enhancement of the customer experience and the creation of a competitive advantage are taking place in a much mroe effective and efficient manner because of our technology.”.