IRUA 2024 Calendar of Events

October 14th, 2023

2024 EDUCATION EVENTS
Including IRUA’s Reinsurance Basic Syllabus Program
All being presented via zoom
(As of June 6, 2024 and Subject to Change)


In 2021, the IRUA introduced a “Basic Syllabus Program” aimed at those who have just entered or who have only a few years of experience in the industry. It is intended to be a “Reinsurance Primer Series of twelve basic topics to be offered on a rolling 2 to 3- year cycle. The topics are marked with an asterisk* and are listed below in green.

 A Certificate will be awarded to those participants who complete 10 DIFFERENT TOPICS of the 12 topics listed. And, we wish to congratulate our first two graduates who received their certificates in July.


JOINT EVENT WITH THE REINSURANCE UNDER40s GROUP: UPDATE ON CYBER
JANUARY 18
This is a first of its kind collaboration in New York City with the ReUnder40s Group and was held in-person at Munich Re’s New York office.   A Cyber seminar featuring noted speakers was followed by a Happy Hour reception.

A WALL STREET VIEW OF THE INSURANCE/REINSURANCE INDUSTRY WEBINAR
FEBRUARY 8
Seth Bair, Managing Director and Head of the Insurance Investment Banking Group at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods again provided his excellent and insightful annual update of the financial/ investment markets view of our industry.

CAT MODELING FOR UNDERWRITERS & BROKERS*
MARCH 21
Guy Carpenter’s Sarah Maciorowski, Vice President, North America Catastrophe Advisory and James Gazak, Assistant Vice President, North America Catastrophe Advisory, explained in detail the components, acronyms and key metrics mean and how data drives modeling results. Different models – including for emerging risks – their output- were presented and how they can be interpreted and applied.

IRUA ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING & CONFERENCE
APRIL 22 – 24
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida (New Location)
After several years on the beach, our Annual Conference moved a little inland to a new and exciting location. The Conference Committee worked hard on planning a program with plenty of thought-provoking and informational technical sessions and panels as well as plenty of excellent networking opportunities at a great location. Feedback has been overwhelming!

POLITICAL VIOLENCE: INSIGHTS & IMPACTS – MAY 21
Political Violence varies widely in form, severity and practice.  Protecting against the devastating effects of political violence, including strikes and terrorism, requires that businesses understand their insurance/reinsurance options. Alex Mican, Head of PCS Global Strategy and Growth at PCS, a Verisk business and Andre Wright, Product Development Manager expertly addressed the topic in detail.

CYBER MARKET PERSPECTIVES FROM PERCEPTION TO UNDERSTANDING*
JUNE 20
Our panel of cyber experts from across the value chain that will explain the development of cyber exposures from how it is recognized today to its continuing and ongoing evolution. Current challenges facing insurers, reinsurers and brokers will be detailed along with possible market developments. This session will be presented by Hanumita Gupta of QBE North America; Brian Lewis of Lockton Re; Tatjana Loepker of SCOR and Courtney Mauge of NFP Insurance.

REINSURANCE ACCOUNTING FOR UNDERWRITERS & BROKERS *
EARLY AUGUST
U.S. Insurance and Reinsurance accounting is unique to the industry. In this original session, Shaya Altschuller, CPA, Arch Re’s Corporate Controller and Jeff Pantaliano, Assistant Controller-Reinsurance Accounting, explained the mechanics of insurance/reinsurance accounting including how and why Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP) – the Annual Statement- varies from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The differences between facultative and treaty accounting will be explained and how proportional and non-proportional business is accounted for.

ALL ABOUT REINSURANCE CONTRACTS*
SEPTEMBER 17
Kortney Dick, Senior VP, and Nicole Turner, Vice President, from BMS Re will guide you through the fundamentals of reinsurance contract wording; areas of focus as pertains to key terms and conditions; and touch upon current trending topics.

CASUALTY UNDERWRITING FOR NON-CASUALTY PROFESSIONALS*
OCTOBER 8
This webinar will present the underwriting process of casualty exposures to those who are new or relatively new to casualty underwriting.  Others who should attend include reinsurance participants such as those in Accounting and Finance; Claims; Brokers or Property Underwriters.  James Wilson, will once again cover the basic aspects of the non-professional casualty lines; the submission requirements; underwriting process and timeline from a Reinsurers perspective.  Mr. Wilson is Senior Vice President/Senior Underwriter, Casualty at Partner Re US

and has many years of valuable experience to share.

REINSURANCE CLAIMS AUDITS*
NOVEMBER 6
Our classic Reinsurance Audits session will again focus on practical and useful issues from a Reinsurer’s perspective. Frank DeMento, Esq. of Trans Re is an experienced industry professional for whom auditing is a significant part of his work and he will provide an up-to-the-minute expose of current practices.

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LOOKING AHEAD TO 2025!

WALL STREET VIEW OF THE INSURANCE/REINSURANCE INDUSTRY JANUARY/FEBRUARY
Seth Bair, Managing Director and Head of the Insurance Investment Banking Group at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE (RE)INSURANCE INDUSTRY
JANUARY
A panel of experts will consider aspects of AI from a reinsurance, broker and regulatory perspective.

REINSURANCE CASUALTY UNDERWRITING AUDITS* – MARCH

IRUA ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING & CONFERENCE APRIL – TBD

ACTUARIAL PRINCIPLES FOR THE NON-ACTUARY* – MAY

REINSURANCE PROPERTY UNDERWRITING AUDITS* – JUNE

REINSURANCE STRUCTURES* – SEPTEMBER

 REINSURANCE PROPERTY UNDERWRITING – THE BASICS* – SEPTEMBER

 THE U.S. AND WORLD REINSURANCE MARKETS* OCTOBER