Covid-19 is one of the biggest operational risk events in history. As economies shut down and industries struggle with a new work paradigm, re/insurers are changing their structures to cope with the manifold challenges of the pandemic.

It is against this backdrop that InsuranceERM is inviting you to attend our Covid-19 Webinar Series to keep you informed and up-to-date with how the industry is responding.

All the webinars are free to attend, join us each Thursday:



Here is the full list of our upcoming webinars:


 

The CRO's view on the Covid-19 crisis

Thursday 14 May
09.00 ET / 14.00 BST
1 hour


We will discuss:

  • The overall impact of this crisis on your businesses up to this point?
  • What risk mitigation steps have you made in the short, medium and long term to respond to the crisis?
  • From an operational perspective, how are you managing staff working remotely, potential increased levels of illness etc, and what effect is this having on your business?
  • What kind of impact has the crisis had on your other planned initiatives? Which have been accelerated or postponed?
  • How does the CRO handle issues around payment of business interruption claims when policy language is not explicit?
  • What does the industry need in order to provide pandemic risk coverage? Is government support necessary?
  • What should the industry take away from this crisis?  

Confirmed speaker: 

Tom Wilson, Group CRO, Allianz

Moderated by Paul Walsh, InsuranceERM

On demand.

 

The evolution of the general account

Thursday 21 May
10.00 ET / 15.00 BST 
1 hour


We will discuss:

  • How is the current crisis affecting insurers’ thinking around returns, risk and associated capital charges
  • Has the market turbulences changed approaches to illiquity and how much of it insurers are willing to take in their portfolios
  • What are the considerations for new products and investment opportunities to match those going forward

Confirmed speakers: 

  • Ghislain Perisse, Head of Insurance Strategy EMEA, Schroders
  • Massimo Di Tria, Chief Investment Officer, Gruppo Cattolica Assicurazioni
  • Pat Reilly, Director - Americas Analytics, FactSet

Moderated by Vincent Huck, EditorInsurance Asset Risk

On demand

 

Longevity risk: What actuarial modelling is telling us about the Covid-19 pandemic

Thursday 28 May
10.00 ET / 15.00 BST
1 hour


This webinar looks at how Covid-19 is impacting longevity and what life re/insurers should consider in their modelling and risk management.

We will discuss:

  • Understanding the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Implications for modelling longevity and mortality
  • Implications for life businesses and risk management of life liabilities

Confirmes speakers:

  • Colin Dutkiewicz, Global Head of Life, Reinsurance Solutions, Aon
  • Joseph Lu, Director, Longevity Science, Legal & General
  • Mark Cooper, Head of Longevity Risk, Rothesay Life


Moderated by Cintia Cheong, Staff Writer, InsuranceERM

On demand.

 

Operational risk: Ensuring resilience in a rapidly digitalising industry 

Thursday 4 June
10.00 ET / 15.00 BST
1 hour


We will discuss:

  • The cyber security risks arising from the rapid switch to remote working
  • What can be done in the short and medium term to ensure operational resilience?
  • What will be the longer-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on insurer operations?
  • How a digital strategy can help meet business and regulatory demands for operational resilience

Confirmed speakers:

  • Alex Hindson, Chief Risk Officer, Argo Global
  • Miriam Arntz,  Acting Transformation Risk Director, M&G plc Risk and Resilience
 
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Insurance risk: The realities of creating a Pandemic Re

Thursday 11 June
10.00 ET / 15.00 BST 
1 hour

We will discuss:

  • What will be the demand for pandemic re/ insurance after the Covid-19 crisis
  • Is pandemic insurable by private markets alone
  • How risk pools have worked in cases of natural catastrophes and terrorism
  • What support is needed from governments to make them work


Confirmes speakers:

-  Steve Coates, Chief Underwriting Officer, Pool Re
-  Penny Shaw, NED, Assured Guaranty
-  Tracey Gibbons,
Senior Vice President of Specialty Reinsurance, Third Point Re
-  Mervyn Skeet, Assistant Director and Head of Taxation, Association of British Insurers (ABI)

Moderated by Ronan McCaughey, Deputy Editor and Commercial Editor, InsuranceERM

Register now.

 

Reputational risk: Salvaging the reputation of insurance after Covid-19

Thursday 18 June
10.00 ET / 15.00 BST 
1 hour

We will discuss:

  • How should insurers “play their part” in a major health and economic crisis?
  • How the insurance industry has performed in servicing Covid-19 claims e.g. in travel insurance and business interruption
  • What measures have been effective in communicating the responsibility of insurers to pay claims (e.g. halting dividends and bonuses)
  • Making the decision about rewarding policyholders for low claims (e.g. in motor insurance)
  • What has been good PR and bad PR?
  • What lessons have been learned from the crisis?


Confirmed speaker:

  • Dean Buckner, Policy Director, UK Shareholders Association
  • David Sherwood, Managing Director of Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte
  • Nicolas Jeanmart, Head of Personal and General Insurance, Insurance Europe
  • Stephen Breen, Managing Director, Rein4ce

Register now.

 

Legal risk: Is litigation and legislation the big takeaway from Covid-19?

Thursday 25 June
10.00 ET / 15.00 BST
1 hour


We will discuss:

  • In which insurance lines are we seeing litigation over non-payment of claims 
  • The extent of class-action lawsuits over business interruption claims 
  • Assessing the chances of claims succeeding 
  • How US states and Congress applying legislative pressure for retroactive cover 
  • What are the longer-term implications of the crisis for insurance coverage, policy wording and the insurance business?

Confirmed speakers:

  • James Whittle, Vice President & Counsel, American Property Casualty Insurance Association
  • Laura Meyer Gregory, Partner and Attorney, Law at Sloane and Walsh LLP
 
Register now.

 

Solvency risk: What do solvency reports reveal about Covid-19’s impact on the insurance sector

Thursday 2 July
10.00 ET / 15.00 BST 
1 hour

We will discuss:

  • How the Covid-19 crisis has impacted solvency positions 
  • What insurers have said on Covid-19’s impact from an underwriting, investment and operational risk perspective? 
  • Review of different insurance regulatory responses and demands across Europe eg. Eiopa, PRA, Ivass, BaFin etc 
  • Implications of various European insurance regulatory responses and demands 
  • What are the longer term impacts for solvency risk management

Register now.

 

If you are interested in sponsoring one of the webinars, please contact Oli Henry on +44 (0)203 651 7208 or email [email protected], to discuss your specific requirements and the opportunities available.  

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