Insurance Summit
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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22 May 2019
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Overview

Overview

This is the 4th year we have held this event in London, and previously we have had around 130 attendees from over 75 distinct financial institutions, including investors, risk managers, actuaries and bankers.

The summit brings together the know-how, research and knowledge of Moody’s Investors Service insurance credit analysts with Moody’s Analytics insurance risk and capital modelling expertise, to provide unrivaled insight into the insurance industry.

Agenda

09:00-09:15  Welcome address

Colin Holmes, Managing Director -Head of Insurance Solutions, Moody's Analytics

09:15-10:00  Keynote presentation: The future of pension provision

Sir Steven John Webb, Director of Policy and External Communications, Royal London

Steve Webb, Director of Policy at Royal London and former UK pensions minister, will review the pensions landscape and how it is likely to evolve in the coming years.  Topics will include:

  • pensions and tax
  • consolidation in the pensions market
  • pensions and the changing labour market
  • potential disruptors to established models of provision

10:00-10:30  Presentation: Sovereign credit risk in uncertain times

Sarah Carlson, Senior Vice President, Moody's Investors Service

  • Economic growth: in a weakening global economy, where do we see particular areas of fragility?
  • Political risks remain central: an update on Brexit, trade tensions, political noise in Europe
  • How are sovereign ratings evolving against this backdrop?

10:30-11:00  Networking break

11:00-11:45  Panel discussion: How macro trends and technology are transforming existing insurance business models

Moderator: Simon Harris, Managing Director - Global Insurance and Managed Investments, Moody's Investors Service

Ofir Eyal, Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

Graeme Lewis, Head Insurance Europe, HSBC

Owen Morris, Managing Director, Aviva Quantum

  • How are insurers adapting to the low interest rate and low growth environment?
  • Is technology revolutionising business models or is just scratching the surface?
  • Will M&A accelerate insurers’  transformation?

11:45-12:30  Why illiquid assets continue to flow in insurers' portfolio?

Moderator: Brian Robinson, Senior Director, Moody's Analytics

Benjamin Serra, Senior Vice President, Moody's Investors Service

Gavin Conn, Director, Research, Moody's Analytics

  • What types of illiquid assets are insurers investing in?
  • Asset allocation to illiquid assets across Europe
  • Why insurers invest and will continue to invest in illiquid assets
  • Risks associated with illiquid assets

12:30-13:30 Lunch

12:45-13:30 Moody's Analytics Workshop: Strengthen your fundamental credit analysis with Moody's CreditView

We invite you to join our workshop to discover how Moody's CreditView can facilitate your fundamental credit analysis and what is coming soon for insurance data and metrics. Lunch will be provided during this session

Olivia Lai, Associate Director - Product Manager, Moody's Analytics

13:30-13:50  IFRS 17: An update on recent developments

Nick Anderson, Board Member, IASB

13:50-14:35  Panel discussion: How IFRS 17 will revolutionise accounting and transform stakeholder views

Moderator: Massimiliano Neri, Director - Business Development, IFRS 17 Lead, Moody's Analytics

Steven Morrison, Senior Director, Research, Moody's Analytics

Claudia Gaspari, Equity Analyst, Barclays

Helena Kingsley-Tomkins, Assistant Vice President -Analyst, Moody's Investors Service

Nick Anderson, Board Member, IASB

  • What is the new insurance accounting standard trying to achieve and how are stakeholders likely to react
  • Is IFRS 17 just an accounting change or will it influence the way companies are managed
  • How ready are insurers to comply with IFRS 17 by 2022 and what are the key challenges and opportunities they face

14:35-14:50  Networking break

14:50-15:30  European insurance credit trends: interactive Q&A with Moody's senior analysts

Moderator: Antonello Aquino, Associate Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service

Dominic Simpson, Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service

Brandan Holmes, Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service

Discussion covering a wide range of topics affecting the EMEA insurance sector including (re)insurance cycles, M&A, Brexit, and more

15:30-16:15  Closing keynote: Risks and vulnerabilities in the European insurance sector, upcoming regulatory initiatives

Dimitris Zafeiris, Head of Risks and Financial Stability Department, EIOPA

  • Impact of macroeconomic environment and low interest rates on European insurers
  • Composition of investments portfolio
  • 2018 EIOPA stress tests and next steps
  • Regulatory initiatives going forward

16:15   Close of the conference

Simon Harris, Managing Director - Global Insurance and Managed Investments, Moody's Investors Service

Agenda

09:00-09:15  Welcome address

Colin Holmes, Managing Director -Head of Insurance Solutions, Moody's Analytics

09:15-10:00  Keynote presentation: The future of pension provision

Sir Steven John Webb, Director of Policy and External Communications, Royal London

Steve Webb, Director of Policy at Royal London and former UK pensions minister, will review the pensions landscape and how it is likely to evolve in the coming years.  Topics will include:

10:00-10:30  Presentation: Sovereign credit risk in uncertain times

Sarah Carlson, Senior Vice President, Moody's Investors Service

10:30-11:00  Networking break

11:00-11:45  Panel discussion: How macro trends and technology are transforming existing insurance business models

Moderator: Simon Harris, Managing Director - Global Insurance and Managed Investments, Moody's Investors Service

Ofir Eyal, Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

Graeme Lewis, Head Insurance Europe, HSBC

Owen Morris, Managing Director, Aviva Quantum

11:45-12:30  Why illiquid assets continue to flow in insurers' portfolio?

Moderator: Brian Robinson, Senior Director, Moody's Analytics

Benjamin Serra, Senior Vice President, Moody's Investors Service

Gavin Conn, Director, Research, Moody's Analytics

12:30-13:30 Lunch

12:45-13:30 Moody's Analytics Workshop: Strengthen your fundamental credit analysis with Moody's CreditView

We invite you to join our workshop to discover how Moody's CreditView can facilitate your fundamental credit analysis and what is coming soon for insurance data and metrics. Lunch will be provided during this session

Olivia Lai, Associate Director - Product Manager, Moody's Analytics

13:30-13:50  IFRS 17: An update on recent developments

Nick Anderson, Board Member, IASB

13:50-14:35  Panel discussion: How IFRS 17 will revolutionise accounting and transform stakeholder views

Moderator: Massimiliano Neri, Director - Business Development, IFRS 17 Lead, Moody's Analytics

Steven Morrison, Senior Director, Research, Moody's Analytics

Claudia Gaspari, Equity Analyst, Barclays

Helena Kingsley-Tomkins, Assistant Vice President -Analyst, Moody's Investors Service

Nick Anderson, Board Member, IASB

14:35-14:50  Networking break

14:50-15:30  European insurance credit trends: interactive Q&A with Moody's senior analysts

Moderator: Antonello Aquino, Associate Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service

Dominic Simpson, Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service

Brandan Holmes, Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service

Discussion covering a wide range of topics affecting the EMEA insurance sector including (re)insurance cycles, M&A, Brexit, and more

15:30-16:15  Closing keynote: Risks and vulnerabilities in the European insurance sector, upcoming regulatory initiatives

Dimitris Zafeiris, Head of Risks and Financial Stability Department, EIOPA

16:15   Close of the conference

Simon Harris, Managing Director - Global Insurance and Managed Investments, Moody's Investors Service

Speakers

Featured Speakers

Nick Anderson
Board member

Guest Speaker

IASB

Guest Speaker

IASB

Board member
Nick Anderson
Ofir Eyal
Partner & Managing Director

Guest Speaker

The Boston Consulting Group

Guest Speaker

The Boston Consulting Group

Partner & Managing Director
Ofir Eyal
Claudia Gaspari
Director and Equity Analyst

Guest Speaker

Barclays

Guest Speaker

Barclays

Director and Equity Analyst
Claudia Gaspari
Graeme Lewis
Managing Director and Head of EMEA Insurance Advisory

Guest Speaker

HSBC

Guest Speaker

HSBC

Managing Director and Head of EMEA Insurance Advisory
Graeme Lewis
Owen Morris
Managing Director

Guest Speaker

Aviva Quantum

Guest Speaker

Aviva Quantum

Managing Director
Owen Morris
Sir Steven John Webb
Director of Policy and External Communications

Guest Speaker

Royal London

Guest Speaker

Royal London

Director of Policy and External Communications
Sir Steven John Webb
Dimitris Zafeiris
Head of Risks and Financial Stability Department

Guest Speaker

EIOPA

Guest Speaker

EIOPA

Head of Risks and Financial Stability Department
Dimitris Zafeiris

Moody's Speakers

Simon Harris
Managing Director
Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group
Managing Director
Simon Harris
Antonello Aquino
Associate Managing Director
Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group
Associate Managing Director
Antonello Aquino
Sarah Carlson
Senior Vice President
Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group
Senior Vice President
Sarah Carlson
Colin Holmes
Managing Director
Head of Insurance Solutions

Moody's Analytics

Moody's Analytics

Head of Insurance Solutions
Managing Director
Colin Holmes
Brandan Holmes
Vice President - Senior Analyst
Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group
Vice President - Senior Analyst
Brandan Holmes
Helena Kingsley-Tomkins
Assistant Vice President – Analyst
Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group
Assistant Vice President – Analyst
Helena Kingsley-Tomkins
Steven Morrison
Senior Director – Research

Moody's Analytics

Moody's Analytics

Senior Director – Research
Steven Morrison
Massimiliano Neri
Director – Business Development , IFRS 17 Lead

Moody's Analytics

Moody's Analytics

Director – Business Development , IFRS 17 Lead
Massimiliano Neri
Gavin Conn
Director - Insurance Research
Enterprise Risk Solutions

Moody's Analytics

Moody's Analytics

Enterprise Risk Solutions
Director - Insurance Research
Gavin Conn
Benjamin Serra
Senior Vice President
Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group
Senior Vice President
Benjamin Serra
Brian Robinson
Senior Director

Moody's Analytics

Moody's Analytics

Senior Director
Brian Robinson
Dominic Simpson
Vice President - Senior Credit Officer
Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group
Vice President - Senior Credit Officer
Dominic Simpson
Olivia Lai
Associate Director – Product Manager

Moody's Analytics

Moody's Analytics

Associate Director – Product Manager
Olivia Lai

Moody’s Events – EMEA

Valerija Slavina
Events and Outreach Manager

+44 207 772 1527

valerija.slavina@moodys.com