Against a backdrop of historically low but rising interest rates and a prolonged credit cycle, US insurers are focused on shedding or managing legacy liabilities, M&As, shifting regulations, automated underwriting, digitization and other technological improvements and catastrophic risk. The US Insurance industry faces an evolving landscape,
bringing with it new opportunities.
On November 15th, Moody's Annual Insurance Conference 2018: Thriving in the New Age of Insurance will bring together senior executives from the insurance industry and Moody’s analysts for engaging discussions. Taking place in a period of rapid technological change, the event will look ahead to next year, focusing a light on underappreciated risks in the insurance industry.
Moody’s Annual Insurance Conference provides a unique platform to network and to have robust conversations around these critical topics. Policy experts, senior industry leaders, and senior Moody’s analysts from various ratings groups engaged in insurance will discuss trends and issues.
Mr. Minerd is a founding Managing Partner and is a member of Guggenheim’s Executive Committee. In his role as Chairman of Guggenheim Investments and Global Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Minerd guides the Firm’s investment strategies and leads its research on global macroeconomics. Previously, Mr. Minerd was a Managing Director with Credit Suisse First Boston in charge of trading and risk management for the Fixed Income Credit Trading Group. In this position, he was responsible for the corporate bond, preferred stock, money markets, U.S. government agency and sovereign debt, derivatives securities, structured debt and interest rate swaps trading business units.Read Full Bio
Rich Bielen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Protective Life Corporation. He joined Protective Life in 1991 with responsibility for the company’s securities portfolio and became Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer in 2002. He became Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer in 2007. In January 2016, Mr. Bielen was named President and Chief Operating Officer. On July 1, 2017, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Protective.Read Full Bio
Mark M. Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, where he directs economic research. Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody’s Corp., is a leading provider of economic research, data and analytical tools. Dr. Zandi is a cofounder of the company Economy.com, which Moody’s purchased in 2005.Read Full Bio
James Anderson is Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, and is responsible for all aspects of CNA’s financial organization, including asset and capital management, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), investor relations, treasury services, corporate accounting, financial reporting, corporate tax, financial regulation, internal audit and corporate development.Read Full Bio
John McCallion is executive vice president and chief financial officer of MetLife, Inc. In this role, he oversees all financial management matters, including financial reporting, treasury, corporate actuarial, tax, investor relations and mergers and acquisitions.Read Full Bio
Gina Wilson is the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at TIAA. Ms. Wilson oversees financial management and planning, actuarial, tax, accounting, and financial reporting for the organization. Ms. Wilson has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services.Read Full Bio
Joel is Senior Vice President and Head of New York Life Ventures, the corporate venture capital unit of New York Life. Joel founded the Ventures group in 2012 and manages venture investments, business development activities, strategic partnerships, and innovation efforts across New York Life.Read Full Bio
Ian Branagan is responsible for all aspects of RenaissanceRe’s Enterprise Risk Management, manages the development of corporate strategy, and leads the company’s Insurtech endeavours. Mr. Branagan also represents RenaissanceRe on collaborative initiatives across public and private sectors to build resiliency in vulnerable communities around the world and lessen the impacts of economic and environmental disasters.Read Full Bio
Scott Sanchez is an Innovation Leader, with extensive experience in product management and design, with a history of making simple, yet impactful products and experiences that delight users. Scott recently became the Chief Innovation Officer for Nationwide, leading new business innovation and incubation, enterprise innovation, and venture capital for the company. Scott brings a user-centered approach to innovation (also known as “design thinking”) to create products and experiences that people can’t imagine, and then can’t imagine going back.Read Full Bio
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