General Sessions
Seminar on Reinsurance
J.W. Marriot  ·  Washington, D.C.
July 11-12, 2001

  • A View From the Top:
    CEOs Discuss Where Actuarial Analysis Does and Does Not
    Provide Value to Their Enterprise

    Panelists will discuss what types of actuarial analysis have helped achieve profitability and better manage their business, as well as what types of analysis have not worked well. The session will also discuss how actuaries can better contribute to their companies' business objectives.

    James N. Stanard
    FCAS, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
    Renaissance Re Holdings Ltd.

    Brian Duperreault, ACAS
    Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
    ACE Limited
    Mary R. Hennessy, FCAS
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Overseas Partners

  • Property Catastrophe Models: Different Results From Three Models;
    Now What Do I Do?

    Reinsurers and insurers have long struggled with sorting through the significant differences that can exist when analyzing results generated by multiple catastrophe models. Representatives from three prominent catastrophe modeling firms will discuss potential reasons underlying these differences in opinions. Each modeling firm will select a unique region and peril to discuss. They will also introduce the latest scientific opinion for that area. This general session should provide fascinating insight into catastrophe models. It will be followed by a concurrent session with the same panel, which will allow more material to be covered and facilitate further discussions with the audience.

    John L. Tedeschi, ACAS
    Senior Vice President
    Guy Carpenter & Co. Inc.

    Karen Clark
    Applied Insurance Research
    Rick Clinton
    Director, New Product Development
    Robert Muir-Wood
    Senior Vice President, Global Risk Modeling
    Risk Management Solutions

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