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Media Advisory: 2018 Reinsurance Seminar

WHAT: Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Seminar on Reinsurance & Live Stream Sessions

WHO: Insurance professionals of all levels, including actuaries, predictive modelers, product managers and underwriters. Members of the press are welcome to attend sessions both in-person and via live stream and are asked to register in advance with Kate Niswander, CAS marketing and communications manager, at 703-276-3100 or kniswander@casact.org.

WHERE: The Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, New York, New York or remotely via the Internet live stream on Monday, June 4.


WHEN: June 4-5, 2018. Please note all times are Eastern.

WHY: To discuss industry trends and emerging issues in property casualty insurance, predictive analytics and reinsurance. The meeting will consist of two general sessions as well as concurrent sessions. Five sessions will be made available for remote viewing via live stream on Monday, June 4. Topics to be addressed at the seminar include reinsurance and insurtech, cyber risk, catastrophe modeling, tax reform and more.


General Sessions

The Dueling Brokers: Pricing Edition

[Monday, June 4 – 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM]

This session will feature three brokers with three different perspectives on where the reinsurance market stands today, and what could be on the horizon.


Stephanie Rabin, ACAS, Head of Corporate Strategy, Holborn Corporation

Andrew Marcell, President, Aon Benfield

James Bradshaw, CEO, Willis Re


Market Capacity – Now and the Road Ahead

[Tuesday, June 5 – 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM]

Three reinsurance company and fund executives will discuss reinsurance market capacity from both a U.S. and global perspective.


Michael Millette, Founder and Managing Partner, Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd.
Keith Wolf, President US P&C - Regional & National, Swiss Re
Rob Bredahl, President & CEO, Third Point Reinsurance (USA) Ltd.


Live Streaming Sessions on Monday, June 4

The Dueling Brokers: Pricing Edition (Live Streaming)

[Monday, June 4 – 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM]

See above for session description.


Latest Developments in US Flood Modeling, Rating, and Reinsurance (Live Streaming)

[Monday, June 4 – 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM]

This session will cover recent releases of U.S. inland flood models that include hurricane precipitation modeling, in light of last year’s Hurricane Harvey.


John Kulik, FCAS, Senior Vice President, Guy Carpenter & Co. LLC

Mitchell Waldner, FCAS, Actuary, FEMA/DHS

David Smith, Senior Leader, CoreLogic

Guy Morrow, Co-Founder and Managing Member, KatRisk


Geoscience Review (Live Streaming)

[Monday, June 4 – 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM]

Speakers will focus on the major natural catastrophe events of 2017; topics include hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the California wildfires, and a specific emphasis on lessons learned and thoughts for the future from a Geoscience perspective.


Mark Bove, Senior Research Meteorologist, Munch Re Group

Mark Westmoreland, FCAS, Senior Vice President, Property Underwriting Manager, Munich Re America, Inc.


Bridging Insurtech and Reinsurance (Live Streaming)

[Monday, June 4 – 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM]

Panelists will speak to the challenges of the evolving and dynamic marketplace of insurtech from perspectives of investors, reinsurers and a CEO.


Julie Sherlock, Head of Insurance Strategy, Boost Insurance

Andrew Lerner, Managing Partner, IA Capital Group

Kara Owens, Managing Director, Global Cyber, Markel Corporation

For more information on the live streaming, visit casact.org/reinsurance.

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