Insurance Conference 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

November 2018

Conference

Insurance Conference 2018

Thriving in the New Age of Insurance

thursday, November 08, 2018
merchant taylors' hall, london

Insurance Conference 2018

Thriving in the New Age of Insurance
Thursday, November 15, 2018
November 2018
Moody's HQ
New York

Insurance Conference 2018

Thriving in the New Age of Insurance

Thursday, November 15, 2018
November 2018
Moody's HQ
New York

Insurance Conference 2018

Thriving in the New Age of Insurance

Thursday, November 15, 2018
November 2018
Moody's HQ
New York

Insurance Conference 2018

Thriving in the New Age of Insurance

Thursday, November 15, 2018
November 2018
Moody's HQ
New York

Insurance Conference 2018

Thriving in the New Age of Insurance

Thursday, November 15, 2018
November 2018
Moody's HQ
New York

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.

 

Topics for discussion

  • What is the future for long-term care?
  • Is de-regulation here to stay and what are the implications for the insurance industry?
  • How well are insurers prepared for the next credit downturn?
  • What tech opportunities and challenges will insurers face?

8:00 AM      Registration

8:00 AM      Pre-conference Workshop: Improve your Peer Analysis with Moody’s CreditView

Join us for an interactive session where you will gain practical knowledge on how to utilize the wealth of Moody’s Investors Service data to improve the quality and efficiency of your fundamental credit analysis.

Presented by Moody’s Analytics

 

9:00 AM      Welcome Remarks and Industry Outlook

Marc Pinto, Managing Director - Financial Institutions, Moody’s Investors Service

 

9:20 AM      Keynote Presentation: Evolving Trends in the Insurance Sector

Our Keynote speaker, Rich Bielen, will address current trends in the US insurance sector and discuss how companies need to evolve in order to remain competitive and fulfill changing consumer needs. The presentation will explore:

  • What products are most attractive and least attractive for consumers
  • Insights into the merger and acquisition opportunity that currently exists
  • Is technology quietly disrupting the insurance industry?

Richard J. Bielen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Protective Life Corporation

 

9:50 AM    Panel: Insurers Brace for Accounting and Regulatory Changes

A panel of insurance company CFOs will discuss the major factors affecting insurance company profitability over the coming years. Additionally, they will address the impact of pivotal changes to accounting policies, as well as regulatory developments facing the industry. Panel topics will include::

  • What is the Impact of upcoming accounting and regulatory changes on insurance companies
  • How to measure success in controlling operating expenses
  • How rising interest rates affect profitability 
           

Moderator

Scott Robinson, Associate Managing Director, Moody’s Investors Service

Speakers

James Anderson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CNA Financial Corporation

John D. McCallion, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, MetLife

Gina Wilson, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, TIAA

 

10:35 AM     Networking Break

 

10:55 AM     Fireside Chat: Insurers’ Evolving Investment Strategies

The CIO of a global asset management and advisory firm provides a unique perspective on investment trends and demand for alternative assets in an environment with gradually rising, but still low, interest rates. The discussion will explore:

  • What emerging risks CIOs are monitoring
  • The growing demand for middle market and other consumer loans
  • Shifting assets from higher-fee active products to lower-fee passive products and the residual effect on asset management operations

           

Marc Pinto, Managing Director - Financial Institutions, Moody’s Investors Service

with

Scott Minerd, Managing Partner, Chairman of Guggenheim Investments, and Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners

 

11:35 AM     Panel: Insurers Focus on Technology and Innovation

This panel will explore how various financial institutions are reacting to technology related opportunities and challenges. Our panel will address recent trends in key areas of innovation and how they are making the insurance sector more efficient. Some of the key discussion points are:

  • How are insurers meeting changing customer preferences and expectations
  • How technology is changing the way companies underwrite, handle claims and manage distribution
  • How will new technologies and non-traditional competitors affect insurers over the next few years

Moderator

Sarah Hibler, Associate Managing Director, Moody’s Investors Service

             

Speakers

Joel Albarella, Senior Vice President and Head of New York Life Ventures, New York Life Insurance Company

Ian Branagan, Senior Vice President and Group Chief Risk Officer, RenaissanceRe

Scott Sanchez, Chief Innovation Officer, Nationwide Mutual Group

 

12:20 PM     Luncheon and Featured Address: Feeling Good (For Now)

Mark Zandi, Managing Director, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics

             

1:40 PM      Breakout Sessions I  

Track A: Life Insurance  

Track B: P&C and Reinsurance  

Track C: Health Insurance

2:40 PM      Breakout Sessions II

Track A: Life Insurance  

Track B: P&C and Reinsurance  

Track C: Financial Guarantors and Mortgage Insurance

Breakout Session Speakers

Breakout Sessions I  

Track A: Life Insurance  

Laura Bazer, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

Michael Fruchter, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

Bob Garofalo, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

Shachar Gonen, Vice President – Senior Analyst

Manoj Jethani, Vice President – Senior Analyst

David Beattie, Senior Vice President

Wallace Enman, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer/RPO

Track B: P&C and Reinsurance  

Bruce Ballentine, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

James Eck, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

Jasper Cooper, Vice President – Senior Analyst

Michael Dion, Vice President – Senior Analyst

Sid Ghosh, Vice President – Senior Analyst

Paulette Truman, Vice President – Senior Analyst

Track C: Health Insurance

Alan Murray, Senior Vice President

Dean Ungar, Vice President – Senior Analyst

Jessica Gladstone, Senior Vice President

Michael Levesque, Senior Vice President

Diana Lee, Vice President -Senior Credit Officer

Breakout Sessions II

Track A: Life Insurance  

Laura Bazer, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

Michael Fruchter, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

Shachar Gonen, Vice President – Senior Analyst

Manoj Jethani, Vice President – Senior Analyst

David Beattie, Senior Vice President

Wallace Enman, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer/RPO

Track B: P&C and Reinsurance  

Alan Murray, Senior Vice President

Bruce Ballentine, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

Jasper Cooper, Vice President – Senior Analyst

Michael Dion, Vice President – Senior Analyst

Sid Ghosh, Vice President – Senior Analyst

Paulette Truman, Vice President – Senior Analyst

Track C: Financial Guarantors and Mortgage Insurance

James Eck, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

Bob Garofalo, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

Brian Harris – Senior Vice President

Warren Kornfeld – Senior Vice President

3:40 PM Conclusion

Guest Speakers

James Anderson

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

CNA

CNA

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

James Anderson

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.

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John D. McCallion

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

MetLife, Inc.

MetLife, Inc.

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

John D. McCallion

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.

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Gina WIlson

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

TIAA

TIAA

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Gina WIlson

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.

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Joel Albarella

Senior Vice President and Head of New York Life Ventures

New York Life

New York Life

Senior Vice President and Head of New York Life Ventures

Joel Albarella

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.

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Ian Branagan

Senior Vice President and Group Chief Risk Officer

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Senior Vice President and Group Chief Risk Officer

Ian Branagan

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.

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Scott Sanchez

Chief Innovation Officer

Nationwide

Nationwide

Chief Innovation Officer

Scott Sanchez

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.

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For more information:

Minsun Pak

Assistant Director – MIS Events and Outreach

Global Marketing & Events

minsun.pak@moodys.com