Issues & Answers Special Advertising Section:
September 2019

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Mutual Success

The Long View

William Rotatori

William Rotatori
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
NEAM

“Having shared cultures with our insurance partners makes for better relationships, and quite honestly, more effective investment management results.”


Solutions for Complex Risk

Brady Kelley

Brady Kelley
Executive Director
WSIA

“The wholesale distribution system delivers tremendous value to retail agents and insurance consumers.”


Mutual Admiration

John Simone

John Simone
Managing Director and Head of Insurance Solutions
Voya

“One of the key areas where we've been very successful is introducing ideas to a mutual insurance company that they may not historically have had access to.”


 

Insurtech

Advanced Analytic Results

Marisa Ruscitto

Marisa Ruscitto
Head of Americas Technology Sales, Insurance Consulting and Technology
Willis Towers Watson

“Our Radar Base and Radar Live solutions deliver advanced analytic results.”


SETTING THE COURSE FOR A DIGITAL FUTURE

Matt Masiello

Matt Masiello
Chief Executive Officer
SIAA

“The digital agency concept – and even Insurtech is interesting, because the definition and benefits change depending on you where you sit.”


Claims Concerns In Human Services

Jeff Collins

Jeff Collins
Vice President of Underwriting for the Human Services division
Philadelphia Insurance Cos.

“Work with a carrier who’s got knowledge, understanding, and the ability to act quickly.”


Actuaries in an Era Of Technology

Roosevelt Mosley

Roosevelt Mosley
Principal and Consulting Actuary
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc.

“Pinnacle has been a pioneer in research in the use of technology. We have been on the cutting edge of research related to social media, UBI and claims analytics, to name a few.”


Insurtech for Extreme Events

Jay Rosario

Jay Rosario
Senior Vice President Strategic Products
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

“We're in a changing risk environment. Society is not adapting as quickly as the risk is increasing, so we’re working harder than ever to develop solutions to manage the risk.”


Strategic Partnerships

John Lopes

John Lopes
Senior Vice President, Product/Program Expansion
E&S/Specialty at Nationwide

“Technology isn’t just about speed to market—the more profound benefit is data.”


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August 2019

Captive Services & Domiciles

Captive Actuarial Value

Aaron Hillebrandt

Aaron Hillebrandt
Director and Consulting Actuary
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Inc.

“The actuary can help optimize [the reinsurance decision] processs, and help lead the captive to making better business decisions.”


Specialty Coverage

Pulling the Right Levers

John Simone

John Simone
Managing Director and Head of Insurance Solutions
Voya

“Our view is that insurance companies should look to maximize the return on capital in their investment portfolios so that they’re not taking away capital they can use to grow their business in other ways.”


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July 2019

Specialty Coverage

Carriers and wholesalers explain how they develop and distribute specialized coverages that have come to dominate key areas of the insurance world.

A Pro with Amateur Sports

Rob Wilder

Rob Wilder
Amateur Sports Product Manager
Philadelphia Insurance Companies

“So many agents use PHLY because of our ability to partner with our clients.”


Playing to Win

Lou Levinson

Lou Levinson
President and CEO
Lexington Insurance Company

“We’re building franchise value and solving problems for our brokers.”


Specialized Expertise

Joel Cavaness

Joel Cavaness
President of Risk Placement Services Inc. and the
WSIA (Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association)

“We're very proud of what we're able to offer to the industry as a whole, and more specifically to our membership.”


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June 2019

Specialized Investments

A look at the services and products that are remaking the world of insurance asset management.

Senior Secured Loans: Looking Beyond Interest Rates

Scott Baskind

Scott Baskind
Head of Global Senior Loans & Chief Investment Officer
Invesco Senior Secured Management, Inc.

“Historically, senior secured loans' overall coupon, not net increases in reference rates, have been the primary driver of returns.”


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May 2019

Pathways to Innovation

Companies that provide strategic resources and expertise to insurers discuss their capabilities and possibilities.

Accidents Will Happen

Michael Flood

Michael Flood
Vice President for the Accident and Health Division
Philadelphia Insurance Cos.

“PHLY has an incredible marketing backbone and our marketing operation is always there to help the agent community.”


Igniting Innovation

Tom Clark

Tom Clark
President, E&S/Specialty
Nationwide

“We’ve implemented innovation goals for every associate, as well as a system of rewards for both failure and success.”


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April 2019

Risk and Risk Modeling

Carriers discuss evolving risks while risk analytic providers and advisory firms explain the latest developments in risk modeling and analytics.

Protecting Children

Andy Shockey

Andy Shockey, Assistant Vice President, Philadelphia Insurance Cos.

“When it comes to abuse and molestation, we feel that the hiring process is an excellent place for those risk strategies to start.”


Additional Uses for Loss Cost Models

Ben Williams

Ben Williams, Director, Insurance Consulting and Technology, Willis Towers Watson.

“Unconstrained models will give you the best estimate of claims associated with any combination of predictors or characteristics of the risk.”


Moving to the Cloud

Tierney, Snyder, Barth

Matt Tierney, Global Insurance Practice Leader; Devon Snyder, Principal, Insurance Business Applications; Kevin Barth, Senior Manager, Business Advisory Services


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March 2019

 

Programs and Wholesale Business

A look at today's expanding range of specialized program insurance offerings and distribution channels.

Growth Environment

Jon Peeples, Vice President, Environmental Insurance for Philadelphia Insurance Cos

Jon Peeples, Vice President, Environmental Insurance for Philadelphia Insurance Cos.

“We are service intensive as our company was recognized for the sixth consecutive year by Confirmit ACE Awards – Achievement in Customer Excellence.”


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February 2019

Career Development

Industry experts explain how they are helping insurers find, train and educate people to handle the demanding and sophisticated responsibilities vital to tomorrow's insurance industry.

Developing Next Gen Talent

Laura Boylan, Vice President Human Resources, Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Laura Boylan, Vice President Human Resources, Philadelphia Insurance Companies

“Having development programs that are available to address the needs of the next generations of talent is critically important to the insurance industry.”


Evolution of the IA Channel

Matt Masiello, Chief Executive Officer, SIAA

Matt Masiello, Chief Executive Officer, SIAA

“SIAA strives to maintain its quality—with member agents serving as trusted advisers to their clients who choose the independent agency channel for their insurance needs.”


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January 2019

Accounting & Actuarial Services

As insurers become increasingly focused on analytics, metrics and internal reporting, roles for auditors and actuaries are expanding. Actuarial and auditing firms share their insights into how they are helping insurers and reinsurers understand and use the expanding wealth of data and financial information.

Next Level Data Analytics

Katey Walker, Senior Director , Willis Towers Watson

Katey Walker, Senior Director, Willis Towers Watson

“Partnering with an experienced adviser like Willis Towers Watson can enable insurers to operationalize their analytics strategy more efficiently and minimize regulatory concerns.”


Risks of Third-Party Vendors

Travis MacMillian, Chief Business Officer, Xceedance

Michael Notarangelo, Partner, Northeast Insurance Industry Leader, Grant Thornton LLP and Dennis J. Frio, Managing Director, Head of Third Party Risk, Grant Thornton LLP