August 4th, 2022 - August 4th, 2022

August 4, 2022: Reinsurance Accounting for Underwriters & Brokers*

Start Date/Time:
08/04/2022 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
08/04/2022 1:00 PM
Via Zoom
New York, NY United States

Thursday, August 4, 2022 ♦ 12:00 – 1:00 pm (EST) ♦ Presented Via Zoom

U.S. Insurance and Reinsurance accounting is unique to the industry. We have as our presenters, two highly experienced Arch Re officers, based in Morristown, N.J., who will explain in detail the mechanics of insurance/reinsurance accounting including how Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP) varies from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and why. See the differences between facultative and treaty accounting and how proportional and non-proportional business is accounted for.

Guest Speakers
Shaya Altschuller, CPA, ARe
Corporate Controller
Arch Reinsurance Company

Shaya Altschuller, CPA, has been Corporate Controller at Arch Reinsurance Company since 2014, previously serving as assistant controller since 2008. Mr. Altschuller is responsible for the financial reporting of GAAP and Statutory financial statements and manages Arch Reinsurance Company’s corporate reporting department. He has 21 years of industry experience, including serving as Assistant Vice President for three years at Arch Insurance. He has also served as an auditor specializing in insurance clients at both Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young from 2000-2005.

Mr. Altschuller received a B.S. in accounting from Yeshiva University and is affiliated to with the American Institute of CPAs and the New York State Society of CPAs.

Jeffrey Pantaliano
Assistant Controller – Reinsurance Accounting
Arch Reinsurance Company

Jeffrey Pantaliano has been in the insurance industry since 2006. He has been with Arch Reinsurance Company since 2012, primarily working with the Facultative division. He was previously a reinsurance accounting manager and has served as assistant controller since 2020. Prior to joining Arch, Mr. Pantaliano worked for Everest National Insurance Company as a billing and collection specialist.

He is a 2004 graduate from Roger Williams University. 

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

Please Note: Before registering and if you are not sure if your company is an IRUA member, please see the “crawler” on our homepage that features all IRUA member companies.

Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate. You must be logged in as being from an IRUA member company in order to receive the member rate.
First Time Registrants: If you are registering for an event for the first time and are from a member company, please email Maria Sclafani at –  –  to be set up as a member so that you can log in and receive the member rate. Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.


June 30th, 2022 - June 30th, 2022

June 30, 2022 IRUA Member Company Summer Interns Event

Start Date/Time:
06/30/2022 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
06/30/2022 2:00 PM
Trans Re
1 Liberty Plaza
165 Broadway
New York, NY United States


Have summer interns?  The IRUA Scholars Committee is pleased to bring back this FREE  EVENT which will give your interns a first-hand look at the reinsurance business from active practitioners.

Thursday, June 30, 2022
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Attend Either in Person or Virtually


Trans Re, located in downtown Manhattan, is hosting an IN-PERSON & Virtual event including LUNCH at their offices on June 30, 2022.  The event will start at 12 Noon (EST) and run until approximately 2:00 pm.   This event is also be offered VIRTUALLY via Microsoft Teams commencing at 12.30 p.m. after the lunch time portion of the meeting.

Danny Hojnowski, Vice President 0 US Casualty E&O Underwriting of Transatlantic Reinsurance Company will introduce the following professionals who will talk for 10-15min each about how they got into reinsurance, what they do, what they enjoy about their jobs, and why reinsurance is a great career opportunity.

  • Kate Tyler – Sompo International – Casualty/Specialty Underwriting
  • Jim Rizzo – Beazley – D&O Underwriting
  • Miguel Canals – TransRe – Cyber Reinsurance
  • Ed  Staryarsky – TransRe – Property Re (Modeling and Underwriting)

Plenty of time has been built into this informal program allocated for questions f as to allow for the most interactive discussion as possible.  Interns will come away informed and excited to become part of the industry.

*****  There is NO CHARGE for Either the In-Person & Lunch or Webinar Attendance  *****

Registration is Incredibly Easy! Simply send an email with attendees name,
email address and company they are interning at to:

Maria Sclafani, IRUA’s Executive Administrator at:  

 Note:  IN-PERSON Attendance is Limited to 45 people so don’t delay! REGISTER TODAY.

In-Person Attendance Location
Transamerica Reinsurance, 1 Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York

Virtual Attendance
  Connection details will be sent on Wednesday June 29
Registrations will be accepted up until 12 Noon EST on June 29.

You will need to show your photo ID and PROOF of COVID-19
vaccination to be permitted to enter the building


IRUA is, once again, grateful to Trans Re and, in particular, Danny Hojnowski for arranging and hosting this event in their “Excellent” NYC office! Thank you to Trans Re.



September 28th, 2022 - September 28th, 2022

September 28, 2022: IRUA’s All About Reinsurance Contracts Webinar*

Start Date/Time:
09/28/2022 12:30 PM
End Date/Time:
09/28/2022 1:30 PM
Via Zoom
New York, NY United States


SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 ♦ 12:30 – 1:30 pm (EST) ♦ Presented Via Zoom

This webinar will address the types of reinsurance contracts – pro-rata and excess of loss – and the various articles which play important roles in the application of contracts to the insurance and reinsurance business.

Mark Reynolds
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Holborn Corporation

Nichole Morrison
Contract Advisor  and Vice President, Contracts
Holborn Corporation

Nichole Morrison is a Contract Advisor and Holborn’s Vice President of Contracts, where she drafts, edits and reviews the one tangible product her clients see – their reinsurance contract.  Previously, Nichole worked in the contracts departments of several other reinsurance intermediaries, including Guy Carpenter and TigerRisk Partners.  Her broad experience has given her insight and expertise in contract wordings, reinsurance structures, and emerging issues.  Nichole graduated from the University of Iowa and holds the ARe designation.

Mark Reynolds serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Holborn and heads its Legal and Contract Departments. He joined the firm in 2013 with 25 years of experience in claims, contracts and legal and regulatory issues as they relate to the insurance and reinsurance industries.

 Mark began his career with the U.S. General Services Administration in 1984, where he focused on lease contracts and property damage claims. He then served in roles of progressively greater responsibility with primary insurers Inapro/Cigna and Homestead Insurance, and reinsurers Met Re, American Re (Munich Re America) and AXA Corporate Solutions Reinsurance Company. Prior to joining Holborn, Mark worked for AXIS Reinsurance as its Vice President and Counsel.

Mark received his B.S. in Business Management/Marketing from the School of Management at Syracuse University, and his J.D. from New York Law School.

This session is part of our “Reinsurance Basic Syllabus Series” program, forming part of a “Reinsurance Basic Syllabus”.  This initiative brings a series of 12 topics together for those professionals who have recently joined the industry or who have just a few years of experience.  It is intended to be a “Reinsurance Primer Series” of basic topics and which will be offered on a rolling two-year cycle.  A Certificate will be issued to participants who complete 10 of the 12 topics.  

Registration Fees:
IRUA corporate & Individual members – $75
Members must log in to receive the discounted rate.
Non-Members – $95

Please Note: Before registering and if you are not sure if your company is an IRUA member, please see the “crawler” on our homepage that features all IRUA member companies.