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2016 CAS Annual Meeting Webcast

About the Webcast

Portions of the 2016 CAS Annual Meeting were webcast live on:

Monday, November 14, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. ET.

Watch the Webcast On-Demand


The schedule of events includes:
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Celebration of New Members
All meeting attendees are invited and encouraged to attend this session—come celebrate the achievements of new CAS members!
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Featured Speaker: Simon Bailey

Author, life coach, leader of the Brilliance Movement and former sales director of the Disney Institute

Simon T. Bailey teaches influencers and business leaders how to improve themselves and change the world. The Brilliance Movement helps leaders build high-performance teams by bringing out the best in themselves and everyone around them and challenges team members to raise their engagement and productivity, ultimately benefiting the organization and the customers and clients it serves.

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Presidential Address and Business Session
11:20 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

General Session: G-1: The Underwriting Cycle - Is It Economics or Behavior or Both

What is old is new again. A historical perspective on the underwriting cycle. Is it really different today than it was 10, 20 or 30 years ago?

Many believe that interest rates, abundance of capital, M&A activity and inflation determine where we are in the insurance underwriting cycle. This may not be the case. In order to complete the picture, one must look at underwriting behavior and confidence. In our industry, many are more focused on the competitive pressures rather than having the self-confidence to enforce a disciplined, consistent and rationale underwriting focus despite where we are in the cycle. Do new tools like data analytics help with this confidence?

This panel will focus on the true impact and factors that influence insurance product pricing.

    Kevin Madigan, Director, Willis Towers Watson
    Eduard Pulkstenis, Executive Vice President, Small Business and Programs, Hamilton USA
    Greg Hendrick, Chief Executive Reinsurance, XL Catlin

For your convenience, any PowerPoint presentations that will be displayed for the audience at the Meeting will be available for download here on Monday morning prior to the webcast.


If you experience technical difficulties, please use the online help or call the CAS Office at 703-276-3100 and we will assist you to the best of our ability.

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