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New Seminar Focuses on the Underwriting Cycle

Join the CAS on October 5-6 in the Washington, DC metro area for an exciting new seminar: “In Focus: The Underwriting Cycle Seminar.”   

This seminar will examine the underwriting cycle in an effort to better understand its implications for various aspects of the industry. Attendees will consider the effects the cycle has on pricing and rate adequacy, and on reserve analyses. In addition, a wide range of other topics including cycle management, lessons learned from prior cycles, and reinsurance and rating agency effects on cycles will be covered. In addition, sessions will be offered related to professionalism and the underwriting cycle.   

Two general sessions offer attendees a chance to dig deeper into issues surrounding the underwriting cycle. Titled “Risk Perceptions and Their Impact on the Cycle,” the first general session looks at different ways that individuals view risk and the process of shifting risk perception. With a unique four-point view of risk perception, this session will help attendees develop strategies for managing expectations and influencing actions. The second general session, “Balance Sheet Integrity: Point—Counterpoint” will feature a round table of actuaries from various areas within the industry discussing their professional views and experiences regarding balance sheet strength through the underwriting cycle.   

Held at the Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, VA (located across the Potomac River from Washington, DC), attendees will have the best of Washington and its surrounding areas close at hand. Nestled in the exclusive Carlyle section of Old Town Alexandria, the hotel is a short walk from the King Street metro station allowing visitors easy access to the heart of DC. Visit the Capitol, tour the Smithsonian museums, and enjoy the city’s best restaurants before returning to the hotel’s calm oasis.   

Visit the CAS Web Site for more information and to register!

Alexandria waterfront
Photo Credit: Ben Fink

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