Agenda

Special interviews that will debut on 15th September:


IN CONVERSATION WITH:

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Professor Howard Kunreuther, Co-Director, Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center
Stéphane Hallegatte, Lead Economist, Climate Change Group, World Bank

 

 

 

Day One – Tuesday 22nd September (EDT)

 

Track 1
Enterprise Risk Management

Track 2
Insurance Asset Risk

Track 3
Insurance & Climate Risk

11:00

Welcome and introduction to the day

11:10

KEYNOTE: Linda Lacewell, Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services

11:30

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

  • Brian Bayerle, Senior Actuary, American Council of Life Insurers
  • Daniel Sinclair, Vice President, Corporate Development, The Co-operators Group
  • Kassie Bryan, Head P&C Solutions, Americas, Swiss Re
  • John Hele, President Chief Operating Officer, Resolution Life
  • Moderator: Ronan McCaughey, Deputy Editor and Commercial Editor, InsuranceERM

ECONOMIST VIEW: MACRO-ECONOMIC AND GEOPOLITICAL OUTLOOK

  • Thomas Holzheu, Chief Economist, Americas, Swiss Re Institute
  • David Berson, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Nationwide Insurance
  • Dan North, Senior Economist for North America, Euler Hermes North America
  • Shailesh Kumar, Head of Country, Credit, and Economic Research, Credit and Political Risk, The Hartford
  • Moderator: Sarfraz Thind, US Editor, Insurance Asset Risk

BUILDING IN CLIMATE RESILIENCE FROM THE START

  • Peter Adams, Senior Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency
  • Hanni Ali, Senior Vice President, , Strategic Partnerships, Hamilton ILS
  • Rob Moore, Senior Policy Analyst, NRDC
  • Amy Bach, Executive Director, United Policyholders
  • Susie Strife, Director of Sustainability, Climate Action & Resilience, Boulder County
  • Moderator: Mark Bove, Natural Catastrophe Solutions Manager, Munich Reinsurance America

12:10

CRO PANEL: MAINTAINING OPERATIONAL RESILIENCE AND NAVIGATING FUTURE DISRUPTION

  • Cathy Smith, Chief Risk and Underwriting Officer, Munich Re Services
  • John Langione, Chief Risk Officer, North America, QBE
  • Mark James, Chief Risk and Reinsurance Officer, CNA
  • Greg Richardson, Chief Risk and Strategy Officer, TransRe

INTEREST RATES AND NEGATIVE YIELDS: WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ASSET ALLOCATIONS?

  • Mike Huff, Senior Director, Portfolio Management & Asset Allocation, TIAA
  • Daniel Finn, Managing Director, Head of North America Risk Solutions, Conning
  • Ruth Farrugia, Senior Vice President, MetLife
  • Felix Schmid, Chief Investment Officer, Sirius Group
  • Moderator: Vincent Huck, Editor, Insurance Asset Risk

REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS AND DISCLOSURE FRAMEWORKS

  • Mike Kreidler, Insurance Commissioner, State of Washington
  • Matt Lesser, Senator, Connecticut State Senate
  • Ray Farmer, President, NAIC, Director, South Carolina Department of Insurance
  • Peter Lefkin, Senior Vice President of Government and External Affairs, Allianz
  • Maxine Verne, SVP & General Counsel, SCOR Reinsurance
  • Moderator: Franklin Nutter, President, Reinsurance Association of America

12:50

Speed networking

13:10

LDTI: WHAT ARE THE RISK MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS?

  • Frederick Crawford, President & Chief Operating Officer, Aflac
  • Terri Foster, Hedge Strategies and Operations, Pacific Life
  • Paul Lavallee, Vice President, Corporate Actuary, Unum
  • Robert Barg, Vice President, Solutions Management & Strategy, US Risk, FIS
  • Moderator: Adam Lei, Vice President, Head of Enterprise Risk Management, National Western Life Insurance

CREDIT MARKET EVENTS AND SPREAD RISK

  • Sarah Williams, Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Risk Management, Global Atlantic Financial Company
  • Sanjana Raturi, Head of Credit Risk, New York Life Insurance Company
  • Ben Wydick, Vice Present, Market Risk, CUNA Mutual Group
  •  Amit Agrawal, Head of Fixed Income, AXA XL
  • Moderator: Eric Kolchinsky, Director, Structured Securities and Capital Markets, NAIC

C-SUITE PANEL: THE ROLE OF INSURERS IN ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY AND MITIGATING CLIMATE RISK

  • Monica Ningen, President & CEO, Canada & English Caribbean, Swiss Re
  • Ben Harper, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Zurich North America
  • David Perez, Chief Underwriting Officer, North America, Liberty Mutual
  • Moderator: Rowan Douglas, Head of the Climate and Resilience Hub, Willis Tower Watson

 

13:50

SYSTEMIC RISK

  • Mary Frances Monroe, Senior Advisor and Insurance Lead, Regulatory Affairs Department, Institute of International Finance
  • Maurice Perkins, SVP & Global Head, Government and Policy Affairs, Aegon/Transamerica
  • Marlene Caride, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
  • Halina von dem Hagen, Global Treasurer and Head of Capital Management, Manulife
  • Moderator: Tim Nauheimer, Macroprudential Surveillance, Senior Financial Markets Advisor, NAIC

CIO PANEL: LEADING THROUGH A CRISIS

  • Rip Reeves, Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer, AEGIS Insurance
  • Nick Martowski, Chief Investment Officer, MagMutual
  • Milla Tonkonogy, Chief Investment Officer, General Insurance North America, AIG
  • Cameron Black, Chief Investment Officer & Treasurer, ‎Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Moderator: Tom Hobson, Head of Insurance Solutions, Macquarie

WILDFIRES, FLOOD AND SECONDARY PERILS

  • Mark Bove, Natural Catastrophe Solutions Manager, Munich Reinsurance America
  • Alice Hill, David M Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, The Council on Foreign Relations
  • Michael Grimm, Assistant Administrator for Risk Management, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FEMA)
  • Bill Flannery, Assistant Director, ‎Enterprise Risk Management, ‎AIG
  • Moderator: Peter Cripps, Editor, Environmental Finance

14:30

Breakout Discussion Groups

Round One

  • Table One: Operational and Systemic Risk – what are the emerging risks and priorities for insurers?
  • Table Two: LDTI – what are the implications for risk management?
  • Table Three: Investing in a Crisis – what lessons have been learned?
  • Table Four: Assessing Economic Risks – the fundamentals informing investment decisions
  • Table Five: Understanding Climate Resilience and Preparing for Secondary Perils – how is the industry responding today?
  • Table Six: Sustainability & Climate Risk strategies – key considerations for executive-level decision makers

15:00

Round Two

  • Table One: Operational and Systemic Risk – what are the emerging risks and priorities for insurers?
  • Table Two: LDTI – what are the implications for risk management?
  • Table Three: Investing in a Crisis – what lessons have been learned?
  • Table Four: Assessing Economic Risks – the fundamentals informing investment decisions
  • Table Five: Understanding Climate Resilience and Preparing for Secondary Perils – how is the industry responding today?
  • Table Six: Sustainability & Climate Risk strategies – key considerations for executive-level decision makers

15:30

Speed networking

15:45

Closing remarks

16:00

End of day one


Day Two – Wednesday 23rd September (EDT)

 

Track 1
Enterprise Risk Management

Track 2
Insurance Asset Risk

Track 3
Insurance & Climate Risk

10:55

Welcome and introduction to the day

11:00

KEYNOTE: Ray Farmer, President, NAIC, Director, South Carolina Department of Insurance

11:20

MANAGING AND MODELLING OPERATIONAL RISK: PANDEMIC, CYBER AND CRISIS EVENTS

  • Adam Lei, Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, National Western Life Insurance
  • Guenter Kryszon, Executive Underwriting Officer, Global Property, Markel
  • Seong-min Eom, Chief Actuary, Life and Health, New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
  • Lou Felice, Solvency and Capital Policy Advisor, NAIC
  • Moderator: Brian Coleman, Vice President, Global Risk Management, Combined Insurance, a Chubb Company

SCENARIO TESTING: HOW DO YOU APPLY IT TO ASSET ALLOCATION IN UNPREDICTABLE TIMES?

  • Pooja Rahman, Head of Financial Risk New York Life Insurance
  • Bill McCoy, Vice President, Senior Director for Fixed Income & Analytics, FactSet
  • Xiaowei Han, Vice President, Head of ALM, TIAA
  • Bill Pauling, Senior Risk Manager, The Hartford
  • Moderator: Sarfraz Thind, US Editor, Insurance Asset Risk

FINANCIAL INNOVATIONS TO SUPPORT THE LOW-CARBON TRANSITION

  • Barney Schauble, Chairman, Nephila Climate
  • Karsten Berlage, Managing Director, Regional Head, Americas, Allianz Risk Transfer
  • Randy Brown, Chief Investment Officer, SunLife
  • Chris Goolgasian, Director, Climate Research and Portfolio Manager, Wellington Management
  • Moderator: Graham Cooper, Consulting Editor, Environmental Finance

12:00

ECONOMIC CAPITAL FRAMEWORKS

  • Timothy Gasaatura, Chief Actuary, Langhorne Re
  • Xiaowei Han, Vice President, Head of ALM, TIAA
  • Jelena Strelets, Head of Actuarial Planning and Capital, Pacific Life Re
  • Ryan Fleming,  Senior Director & Actuary Northwestern Mutual
  • Moderator: Sarah Williams, Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Risk Management, Global Atlantic Financial Company

ILLIQUIDS AND ALTERNATIVES: WHAT ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES?

  • Lisa Longino, Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Strategy, Chief Investment Office, Prudential Financial
  • Jim Clayton, Director, Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure, York University 
  •  Bryan Evans, Senior Investment Professional, Alternative Investments, Nationwide Insurance
  • Charlie Rose, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Invesco Real Estate
  • Moderator: Vincent Huck, Editor, Insurance Asset Risk

CLIMATE DATA AND MODELLING: WHAT SOURCES OF CLIMATE DATA ARE AVAILABLE?

  • Guenter Kryszon, Executive Underwriting Officer, Global Property, Markel
  • Adam Parris, Deputy Director of Climate Science and Risk Communication, ‎City of New York
  • Marla Schwartz Pourrabbani, Atmospheric Perils Specialist, Swiss Re
  • Moderator: Ronan McCaughey, Deputy Editor and Commercial Editor, InsuranceERM

12:40

Speed networking

13:00

IN CONVERSATION WITH:

Ricardo Lara, Commissioner, California Department of insurance


"How the California Department of Insurance is responding to recent wildfire events and future climate risk"

Interviewed by:

Sarfraz Thind, US Editor, InsuranceERM

IN CONVERSATION WITH: 

David Czerniecki, Chief Investment Officer, Nassau Financial Group
"Executing strategic asset allocation during uncertain times"

Interviewed by:
Chris Hanlon, Head of Insurance Strategy & ALM, ‎Macquarie
Tom Hobson, Head of Insurance Solutions, Macquarie

IN CONVERSATION WITH:

Elise Jones, Boulder County Commissioner

"Why Boulder County wants insurance companies to ditch their fossil fuel investments"


Interviewed by:

Vincent Huck, Editor, insurance Asset Risk

13:20

ENTERPRISE RISK ANALYTICS AND REPORTING: PROVIDING VALUE TO YOUR ORGANIZATION

  • Jakub Petersson, Risk Intelligence Director, CNO Financial
  • Richard O'Brien, ERM Head of Operational Controls and Governance, AIG
  • Dr. Ophelia Engelhardt-Funke, SVP & Chief Risk Officer, Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America
  • Moderator: Roger Chen, Head of Enterprise Risk Analytics and Reporting, New York Life Insurance Company

 

LIQUIDITY STRESS TESTING: BEST PRACTICES

  • Justin Schrader, Chief Financial Examiner, Nebraska Insurance Department
  • Jeff Johnson, Actuary, John Hancock Life Insurance
  • Timothy Carmon, Head of Enterprise Risk and Controls Assessment, Enterprise Risk Management, MassMutual
  • Martin Hansen, Senior Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Policy, Planning, and Strategy, AIG
  • Moderator: Christopher Cundy, Managing Editor, InsuranceERM

ESG INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

  • Todd Hedtke, SVP and Chief Investment Officer, Allianz Life Insurance Company
  • Michèle Lacroix, Head of Group Investment Risk & Sustainability, SCOR Global Investments
  • John Anderson, Global Head Corporate Finance & Infrastructure, Manulife
  • Moderator: Michael Hurley, Senior Reporter – Impact, Environmental Finance

14:00

Breakout Discussion Groups

Round One

  • Table One: The Full ERM Picture – best practices for modelling, risk analysis and capital management
  • Table Two: Illiquids and Alternatives – a concern or an opportunity?
  • Table Three: Executing Strategic Asset Allocation During Uncertain Times – with Macquarie and Nassau Financial Group
  • Table Four: Libor Discussions – with Accenture
  • Table Five: Using Data and Innovation to Understand and Mitigate Climate Risk
  • Table Six: ESG investment strategies – what drives investment decisions?

14:30

Round Two

  • Table One: The Full ERM Picture – best practices for modelling, risk analysis and capital management
  • Table Two: Illiquids and Alternatives – a concern or an opportunity?
  • Table Three: Executing Strategic Asset Allocation During Uncertain Times – with Macquarie and Nassau  Financial Group
  • Table Four: Libor Discussions – with Accenture
  • Table Five: Using Data and Innovation to Understand and Mitigate Climate Risk
  • Table Six: ESG investment strategies – what drives investment decisions?

15:00

Speed networking

15:15

Closing remarks

15:30

End of day two