July 1, 2021: Reinsurance Property Underwriting Audits

Start Date/Time:
07/01/2021 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
07/01/2021 1:30 PM
Virtual via Zoom
New York, NY United States

July 1, 2021  ♦  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  ♦ Powered via Zoom

Christiane Gross, Sr. VP & Property Underwriting Team Lead
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

John Ferris, President & CEO
JC Ferris Advisors, Inc.

This virtual seminar is geared to all levels of experience on conducting property underwriting audits of ceding companies.  They will cover such areas as audit goals, audit types and how to prepare for and conduct a property underwriting file.  This highly practical webinar will address what underwriting topics you should review, how you can differentiate by portfolio and client and, finally, how you can address your findings. Your two highly experienced presenters backgrounds are:

Ms. Gross is a Senior Vice President and Property Underwriting Team Lead at Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. in Princeton, NJ. Christiane started her career with Munich Re in Germany in 2002, first in Munich’s Industrial Clients division and later in Munich’s Global Clients/ North America division, holding various property facultative and treaty underwriting positions.

Christiane relocated to Munich Re America in 2014 to service Regional Clients in the United States as a Property Treaty Underwriter. In 2018 she became a Team Lead for Property Facultative and Reinsurance Program business. She holds a degree in international business from the Reutlingen University in Germany. She is a member of the APIW and serves on the Board of the IRUA. In November 2019 Christiane assumed the role of IRUA’s Corporate Treasurer, thus joining the Executive Committee.  In April 2021 she was elected to IRUA Vice President and will continue her role as Co-Chair of the IRUA Education Committee.

John C. Ferris is the President and CEO of JC FERRIS ADVISORS, Inc., an underwriting auditing and consulting firm serving the reinsurance community. John has 38 years of property underwriting and risk management experience in the insurance/reinsurance sectors. He started his career with Wausau Insurance Company as a property underwriting trainee in New York City, which laid the groundwork for his future professional endeavors.

From there, John grew his experience as a Senior Property Primary Underwriter at Commerce & Industry, as well the Senior Vice President and Division Manager with Gerling Global Reinsurance Corp. of America. Prior to founding his company, JC FERRIS ADVISORS, Inc. in 2017, John lent his professional experience in several capacities at Partner Reinsurance Company of the U.S. He worked as one of three property underwriting auditors, served as Vice President and Manager of the Risk Management/Catastrophe Modeling Function, and as a Vice President and Underwriter of the company’s National Accounts team.

After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration from Iona College, John went on achieve a Masters in Business Administration at Fordham University. He also has CPCU, ARe, and ARM designations.

Registration Fees:
IRUA corporate member professionals – $75
IRUA Individual Members: (not associated with an IRUA member company)- $75
Non-IRUA members – $95

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