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Target Market Attendees See No Letdown in MGA Acquisition Activity

Summit attendees also said they expect greater transparency to avoid controversies such as the one that engulfed Vesttoo. They spoke with AM Best TV at Target Markets' 23rd Annual Summit, held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Oct. 19, 2023

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  • Ryan Specialty Executives: Succession Plan Builds on Founder's Legacy and M&A Strategy

  • Kroll’s Donahue: Rising Disputes, Aging Infrastructure Impact Fixed Assets

  • Author: Mastering Insurance Pricing Involves Diverse Skills, Robust Support

  • Insurance Podcast Hosts: Platform Tackles Relevant P&C Issues

  • Risk Panel: From Lithium Batteries to Non-fungible Tokens, Insurers Navigate a Minefield of Risks

  • Swiss Re’s Desquesses: Industry Must Better Explain Purpose, Careers

  • Grace Vandecruze:  Homeless to Millionaire

  • PRMS’ Santana: Initiative Bridges P/C Insurance Services Gap for Women

  • IASA Conference Spotlight: Cutting-Edge Technologies Reshaping Insurance Landscape

  • Conning's Citroen: Economic Status for States Upgraded

  • Students Compete for Scholarship in Math Challenge

  • Mammoth Life & Reinsurance President: We Serve Marginalized Communities

  • Beazley’s Straker and Westhoff: Nearly 33% of US Execs Cite Political Risk as Top Threat

  • Podcast Seeks to Answer Questions, Provide Insurance Solutions

  • Insurers Brace for Potentially Active Hurricane Season

  • Author: Perseverance, Dedication, Leap of Faith Keys to Launching a Successful Insurance Business

  • Insurance Regulators Sharpen Focus on AI, Machine Learning to Ensure Fairness

  • Cyber Panel: Insurers Leverage Economic Incentives to Drive Improved Cybersecurity

  • Villanova Law Graduate Student: Cyber Insurance Policies, Coverages Must Be Encrypted

  • Panel: Interest Rates, Inflation Create Challenging Conditions for Insurers

  • TMPAA Attendees: Successful MGAs Focus on Specialization, Niche Expertise

  • Munich Re’s Winter: Reinsurers Face Both Challenges and Opportunities Head On

  • Gallagher Re's van Wegen: Reinsurers See Rise in Dedicated Capital

  • Guy Carpenter's Bhatia: Insurers, Governments Collaborate on Climate Risk

  • InsurTech Hartford Attendees: AI Empowers Non-Data Scientists in Insurance

  • III CEO: Legal-System Abuse Hurts Insurers, Consumers

  • ASG Podcast Teaches Marketing Tips, Sales Strategies

  • Conning’s Bradford: Insurers’ Top Concerns Include Inflation, Interest Rates and Geopolitical Risk

  • Authors: As Need for Disaster Insurance Grows, Coverage Remains Under Threat

  • How Insurers Are Combating Legal System Abuse

  • Allianz Life’s LaVigne: Inflation Hampering Americans’ Ability to Save, Prepare for Financial Future

  • Swiss Re’s Graham: Global Retirement Savings Gap to Reach $483 Trillion by 2050

  • Chubb’s Doyle: Self Photographers Pose Insurance Threat to Fine Art

  • Insurers Navigate Heightened Red Sea Risks

  • How Insurers Are Controlling Expert Costs in Construction-Defect Claims

  • Meteorologist: Bogus Weather Reports Could Defraud Insurers

  • CIRCA Chairs: Cayman Islands Poised for More Reinsurance Growth

  • Swiss Re’s Pande: Civil Commotion Climbed 3,000% From 2000 to 2020

  • EY’s Santenac: Insurers Increasing Focus on AI

  • Ascot’s Moulton: Insurers Can Withstand Costly Supply Chain Disruptions

  • Crawford’s Verma: AI Offers Promise in Claims Management; Expense Concerns Remain

  • Munich Re: Need, Risk for Cyber Coverage Rising for Public Entities

  • Arbella’s Brady: Tech Decelerates Auto Accidents, Drives Up Claim Severity

  • Insurance Dudes Podcast: Create a ‘Profitable Sales Machine’

  • Authors: Good Habits Produce Thriving Results

  • How Innovation is Reshaping the Small Commercial Insurance Market

  • Insurers’ Concerns Mount Over ‘Forever Chemicals’

  • Insurance Industry Looks to Quell Legal Abuse

  • Law Firm Celebrates 85 Years of Representing Insurers

  • Tackling the Evolving Cyber Risk Landscape

  • Swiss Re’s Linkin: US East Coast Braces for Rising Earthquake Risk

  • PLUS Attendees: AI Is Blurring the Lines Between D&O and Cyber Liability Coverages

  • Xceedance’s Parcelli:  MGAs Embrace Technology

  • Author: Niche, Mentors Help Create a Profitable Insurance Agency

  • Hagerty Media Launches Car-Themed Channel on Samsung TV

  • FM Global’s Gritzo: Resilience Is the Backbone of Sustainability

  • Tech Company Looks to ‘Bring Documents to Life’

  • Allianz’s Khanna:  Cargo Shipping Faces Many Risks

  • US Assure’s Ferguson: US Construction on Upswing

  • American Modern Insurance Group CEO: Independent Agents Weigh In on Future of Insurance

  • Hyperexponential’s Santhirasenan: Updates Needed in Pricing Risk

  • Brush Claims’ Officer Rising: Tech Integration, Personalized Claims to Drive Change in Insurtech

  • Generative AI, Emerging Risks Open New Frontiers for ILS Sector

  • IBI’s McDevitt and Bonner: Long COVID Spikes Disability Claims, Work Absences

  • Insurance Insiders Question if Digital Footprints Could be the Next Rate-Setting Frontier

  • Conning Practice Leaders: Survey Unveils List of Insurer Concerns

  • NeuralMetrics’ Schrenk and Daley: AI Enhancing Underwriting Efficiency

  • Insurers Believe Generative AI Benefits Will Outweigh Risks

  • PwC's Friedman: Insurance M&A Activity to Remain Active in 2024

  • RAA President: Keeping NFIP Premiums Artificially Low Undercuts Private Market

  • INSTANDA’s Hardcastle: ‘Pragmatic Leverage’ of AI Capabilities Among Insurtechs on the Near Horizon

  • Voice of Insurance Podcast: Don’t Get Lost in Insurance Maze

  • Swiss Re’s Holzheu: Strong US Economic Growth Powered 2023; World Economy to Slow in 2024

  • Author: Changing Risk Appetites, Economy Transform Insurers’ Retirement Business

  • CAC Specialty’s Daly: Competitive Marketplace, Declining Rates Create ‘Interesting Times’ in D&O

  • When Insurance CEO: COBRA is a ‘Relic of the Past,’ Costs Escalate

  • Event Raises Over $2.4 Million for SJU School of Risk Management

  • Charles Taylor’s Schaffer: This Year’s Cat Losses Could Be Similar to Those in 2023

  • Zurich NA’s Balsam: Inflation, Social Erosion Top Business Concerns

  • InnSure’s Sidoti: Community-Embedded Insurance Improves Access, Affordability

  • Beazley’s Greenwood: Employer, ESG Risks Growing Concerns Among Global Executives

  • INSTANDA’s Hardcastle: ‘Pragmatic Leverage’ of AI Capabilities Among Insurtechs on the Near Horizon

  • Conning CIO: Life and P/C Portfolios Endured Roller Coaster Ride in 2023

  • Aspen’s Padula: Environmental Liability Continues to Evolve and Adapt

  • InsurTech NY’s MGA Lab Helps Startups Become Fully Operational Digital MGAs

  • Verisk SVP: Technologies Help Modelers Prepare for Winter Perils

  • 2023: The Insurance Industry Year in Review

  • BMS Re EVP: Primary Insurers Should See Rate Increases in 2024

  • Xceedance CEO: ‘Customer First’ Is a Distinguishing Factor of Generative AI, Large Language Models

  • Allianz: Ransomware Attacks Rose 143% in First Quarter

  • Berkshire Hathaway Specialty's Mirza: How Generative AI Could Reshape the Insurance Industry

  • Insurers Brace for Winter Weather Perils 

  • Verisk Director: Super El Nino Appears to Be Strongest on Record

  • AM Best Briefing in London: Emerging Risks, External Events Drive Change

  • Insurers: Aging Infrastructure Failures Can Be Managed, but not Fully Mitigated

  • Insurance Leaders Combat Climate Risks Through Innovation, Collaboration

  • Author CEO: Launching a Successful Agency Begins With Strategic Planning

  • Oliver Wyman’s Ricard: Reinventing Insurance Podcast Explores Innovation

  • Hartford Financial's Tooker: AI, Cyberattacks Top Agent/Broker Concerns for 2024

  • Munich Re NA Life’s Naveed and Haque: Life Insurers Exploring Generative AI for Customer Service