Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: November 2018

Issues & Answers: Insurtech

Technologists, service providers, insurers, reinsurers and consultants explain the latest developments in insurance technology and insurers are using technology to gain an advantage in today's highly competitive market.

Issues & Answers: Accident & Health Leader

Michael Flood, Vice President for the Accident and Health Division, Philadelphia Insurance Companies

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.”

Issues & Answers: A Leader in InsurTech

Kevin Gregson, Global Leader, Commercial and Client Development, Willis Towers Watson

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.”

Issues & Answers: Analytics Reimagined

Jennifer Law, AVP Head of Specialty Operations, William Drake, Director of Research and Analytics

Jennifer Law, AVP Head of Specialty Operations, William Drake, Director of Research and Analytics

Issues & Answers: Partners in Innovation

Brona Magee, Deputy CEO, SCOR Global Life

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.”

Issues & Answers: Xceedance Is Insurtech-Plus

Amit Tiwari, Chief Technology Officer, Xceedance

Amit Tiwari, Chief Technology Officer, Xceedance

“Industry expertise, combined with extensive knowledge of intelligent technologies, drives the value Xceedance brings to re/insurers.”

Issues & Answers: Building the Future of Underwriting

Brad Butler, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, AURA Technologies, Reinsurance Group of America

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.”

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Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: September 2018

Mutual Success

Mutual insurance companies and service providers discuss the specialized advantages and needs of the mutual structure.

One Voice

Jacque Schaendorf, President of The Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association Board of Directors

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.”

Mutual Ties

Travis MacMillian, Chief Business Officer, Xceedance

Travis MacMillian, Chief Business Officer, Xceedance

“Mutual insurers of all sizes would benefit from working with a company like Xceedance.”

A Good Fit

David Goodson, Head of Securitized Fixed Income, Voya Investment Management

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.”

Helping Mutuals to Grow

Robert Brian, SVP, Multiline Portfolio Manager, PartnerRe

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.”

A Mutual Understanding

Brian Secrett, Chief Underwriting Officer, Tokio Millennium Re

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.”

A Mutually Beneficial Relationship With the Wood Industry

Sean Briscoe, Underwriting Manager, Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company

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.”

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Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: July 2018

Specialty Coverage

Carriers, investment managers and others explain how they are working with the specialized coverages that have come to dominate key areas of the insurance world.

A Leader in D&O

George Schalick, Vice President, Management and Professional Liability Division, Philadelphia Insurance Companies

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.”

 

Xceeding Expectations

Arun Balakrishnan, CEO, Xceedance

Arun Balakrishnan, CEO, Xceedance

“Xceedance helps insurers launch and maintain specialty lines business with very lean teams.”

The Long-Term View

Michael Pagano, Head of Insurance Portfolio Management, Voya Investment Management

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.”

Insurance Reimagined

Joe Beneducci, CEO, ProSight Specialty Insurance

Joe Beneducci, CEO, ProSight Specialty Insurance

“Rather than fearing the change our industry will face, we very much look forward to it.”

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Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: June 2018

Specialized Investments

Asset managers discuss how insurers can better use the range of services and products that are remaking the world of insurance asset management.

Boring is the New Black

John Simone, Managing Director and Head of Insurance Solutions, Voya Investment Management

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.”

Value in Infrastructure

Emeka Onukwugha, Head of Private Debt Group, Barings

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.”

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Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: May 2018

Programs and Wholesale Business

Carriers and wholesalers explain how they develop and support today's expanding range of specialized program insurance offerings.

TMS Leads the Way in Environmental Coverage

Jon Peeples, Vice President, Environmental Tokio Marine Speciality

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.”

Focus on Programs

Tom Jurgens, Senior VP, Property and Casualty Programs and John Lopes, Senior VP, Professional and Management Liability Programs

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.”

WSIA Sees Opportunity Knocking

Jacque Schaendorf, President, WSIA

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.”

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Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: April 2018

Risk Modeling

Risk analytic providers and advisory firms explain the latest developments in risk modeling and analytics.

Capital Ideas

Pierre Laurin, P&C Insurance Sales and Practice Leader for the Americas, Willis Towers Watson.

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.”

Game Changer

John Swanick, U.S. Insurance Advisory Leader, Dana Wilson, U.S. Insurance Audit Leader, Michael Rose, Business Advisory Services Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

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.”

Risk Distribution

Derek W. Freihaut, FCAS, MAAA, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Inc.

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.”

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Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: February 2018

Issues & Answers: Career Development

Finding, training and educating people to handle demanding and sophisticated responsibilities is vital to tomorrow’s insurance industry.

SIAA's Road to Success

Jim Masiello, SIAA

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.”

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Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section: January 2018

Accounting & Actuarial Services

As insurers become increasingly focused on analytics, metrics and internal reporting, roles for auditors and actuaries are expanding.

Insurtech Revolution

Serhat Guven

Serhat Guven

“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.”

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