Insurance Conference

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

November 2018

Conference

Insurance Conference

Adapting to a Changing Insurance World

thursday, November 08, 2018
london

Insurance Conference

Adapting to a Changing Insurance World
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
November 2018
The Widder Hotel
Zurich

Insurance Conference

Adapting to a Changing Insurance World

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
November 2018
The Widder Hotel
Zurich

Insurance Conference

Adapting to a Changing Insurance World

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
November 2018
The Widder Hotel
Zurich

Insurance Conference

Adapting to a Changing Insurance World

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
November 2018
The Widder Hotel
Zurich

Insurance Conference

Adapting to a Changing Insurance World

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
November 2018
The Widder Hotel
Zurich

Event Highlights

EXTERNAL VIEWS: Nick Anderson, member of the International Accounting Standards Board will offer his view on the opportunities that the introduction of IFRS 17 will bring to the insurance sector

MACROECONOMIC OUTLOOK: Sarah Carlson, a senior sovereign analyst will share Moody’s latest global sovereign outlook and discuss political risks, a major source of risks for insurers

INSURANCE CREDIT EXPERTS: The latest Moody’s insights on the insurance and reinsurance sectors will be presented by senior representatives from Moody’s Investors Service

ENGAGING THE AUDIENCE: The audience will be invited to engage into the discussions to maintain the conference interactive and lively

Agenda

08.15          Registration and Coffee

08.30          Welcome Address

Antonello Aquino, Associate Managing  Director, Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Service   

08.45          Keynote Presentation: IFRS 17:  Communicating Performance with Consistency and Transparency

  • Over the last few decades the insurance and investment sectors have evolved from largely domestic industries to encompass large businesses with significant international reach.  Accounting for insurance activities has failed to match this development
  • IFRS 17 provides a framework for companies to communicate performance in a consistent and transparent manner, building confidence amongst existing and potential investors
  • The adoption of the new Standard represents an opportunity for positive change; for financial reporting to support the growth of a thriving, effective and efficient insurance industry

Nick Anderson, Board Member,  International Accounting Standards Board

09.15          Overview of Global Sovereign Outlook for  2019

Sarah Carlson, Senior Vice  President, Sovereign, Moody’s Investors Service    

10.00          EMEA Insurance Outlook for 2019

  • How macroeconomic trends, still low interest rates and political risks will impact EMEA insurers’ businesses and financials in the next 12-18 months
  • M&A and divestments increasingly used as a tool to accelerate changes in business models
  • Rising credit risks as insurers seek to redeploy capital and improve profitability

Benjamin Serra , Senior Vice  President, Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Service

10.45          Coffee & Networking Break

11.15          Reinsurance Outlook: Strong capital and sector consolidation drive stable outlook

  • Strong balance sheets and improving profitability
  • M&A, alternative capital, climate change and technology: how does the sector adapt and evolve
  • Key take-aways from 2018 Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous

Brandan Holmes, Vice President,  Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Service

11.45          Presentation on Technology  

  • What do AI, Autonomous cars, Internet of Things or Big Data mean for insurers?
  • Will insurers compete against giant technology firms and insurtechs or work with them as partners?

Helena Kingsley-Tomkins,Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Service 

12.15          Closing Remarks

Antonello Aquino, Associate Managing  Director, Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Service

12.20          Lunch and Networking

Speakers

Moody's Speakers

Antonello Aquino

Associate Managing Director

Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group

Associate Managing Director

Antonello Aquino

Antonello is Associate Managing Director for the EMEA Insurance Team. He is responsible for Moody’s analytic team maintaining Moody’s ratings on EMEA insurers. Antonello joined Moody’s in 2008 as a senior insurance analyst covering some of the major European (re)insurers. Prior to Moody’s, Antonello was responsible for the FIG rating advisory practise at Credit Suisse in Europe. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Antonello was a senior analyst at S&P insurance and worked in the FIG M&A team of DrKW and ABN AMRO. Antonello holds an MBA from HEC and is alumnus of London Business School. He graduated in business administration cum laude from Bocconi University in Italy. Antonello is fluent in English, Italian and French.

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Sarah Carlson

Senior Vice President

Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group

Senior Vice President

Sarah Carlson

Sarah is responsible for a portfolio of credits that includes the United States, France, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia, and Sweden. She is also one of the Sovereign Risk Group’s global spokespeople. She joined Moody’s in 2009 after completing a Sloan Fellowship at the London Business School.

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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

Brandan is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer in the EMEA Insurance Team, with analytical responsibility for a range of (re)insurance ratings across the EMEA region. Brandan holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Pretoria and a MBA in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and a Certified Public Accountant (NY).

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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

Helena is an Assistant Vice President in the EMEA Insurance team, with lead responsibilities for a diverse portfolio of (re)insurance rating across the European region, including the UK property & casualty market. Helena joined Moody’s London office in 2011 and has been a regular contributor to various research pieces including Moody’s industry outlooks, leverage summary and the bi-annual EMEA insurance newsletter publication. Prior to joining Moody’s, Helena worked as an auditor within the insurance department of Mazars, and was primarily responsible for the audit of a range of Lloyd’s of London syndicates and brokers. Helena holds a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy from King’s College London, and is a chartered accountant with the ICAEW.

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Further information

Any questions please contact:

Sara Soriano

Assistant Director - Events & Outreach

sara.soriano@moodys.com