IRUA Announces 2019 Schedule of Events

February 11th, 2019

LUNCH &  LEARN:  A WALL STREET VIEW OF THE INSURANCE/ REINSURANCE INDUSTRY

January 8, 2019, Mayer Brown, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

Peter Houston, Vice President, Insurance Investment Banking Group at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods gave an up-to-the-minute market view of our industry from a leading investment banker.

RNG LUNCH & LEARN: ETHICS IN ARBITRATION
January 23, 2019, Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass, One New York Plaza, New York, NY

Michael Goldstein & Ann Halden of the Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass Law Firm & Bill Goldsmith of AIG led this lively meeting of the Reinsurance Networking Group.

LUNCH & LEARN:  ILS AND ITS IMPACT ON THE TRADITIONAL REINSURANCE MARKET
March 20, 2019, Mayer Brown, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Registration was available on-site or via webinar.

David Govrin, Executive VP of Third Point Re US discussed recent developments, threats and opportunities in this space.

 2019 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING & CONFERENCE – April 2-3, 2019 – New Format!
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, FL

P. J. O’Rourke, humorist and writer, was an excellent opening night speaker. An all-day session on April 3rd featured CEO & Reinsurance Buyers Roundtables. Additionally, there were 4 breakouts in each of 3 workshop tracks – Property, Casualty & Claims. The event wrapped up with a great BBQ dinner.

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FULL DAY SEMINAR
EMERGING RISKS DEFINING THE EXPOSURE, UNDERSTANDING UNDERWRITING & PRICING ASPECTS, ANALYZING CLAIMS
Seminar May 22, 2019, Trans Re, 1 Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY

Emerging risks include the sharing economy, climate change and water scarcity, the Me-Too movement as well as technological advancements like autonomous vehicles, the Internet of Things, cyber and alternative energy. Our excellent speakers all gave an in-depth look at all these. The day concluded with a lively panel discussion which was followed by a networking reception.

Speaker Profiles
Program Agenda

LUNCH & LEARN: CASE STUDY IN HIGH EXPOSURE TRUCKING LOSS
July 11, 2019, Wilson Elser, 150 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

Seeing a severe liability claim from cradle to grave gave all attendees a whole new perspective as to what drives a claim’s value.   Stuart Miller of Wilson Elser gave an excellent case study of a high exposure trucking loss all the way through verdict.  The audience saw case strategy, mock trials, mock jury deliberations, real jury selection and trial issues and a post-mortem on the actual verdict.

“DE-CONSTRUCTING CONSTRUCTION” A CHALLENGING INDUSTRY FOR RE/INSURERS – HALF DAY PLUS SEMINAR
September 12, 2019 – Mayer Brown, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

This “half-day plus” seminar is geared to insurance and reinsurance underwriters, brokers and claims professionals who today face challenges that the construction industry exposures provide.  The morning session will provide a high-level overview of basic coverages, exposures and policy forms.  The afternoon session will provide a broad market update, construction defect issues and the implications of NY Labor Law and the current legal environment.

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LUNCH & LEARN: REPUTATIONAL RISK: A BIGGER PIECE OF INVESTOR LEGAL ACTIONS
Early 2020, Mayer Brown,1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY (Date & Location To Be Confirmed)

Dr. Nir Kossovsky gives us a glimpse into an area of exposure that has great merit.  Reputation is a concept that can be quantified, priced and insured. Dr. Kossovsky’s partner, Peter Gerken will be presenting this fascinating concept and one that anyone with an interest in this exposure should attend.

LUNCH & LEARN:  INNOVATION AND ITS EFFECTS ON INSURANCE/ REINSURANCE
This Event Will be Rescheduled to a Later Date

Insurers & reinsurers are hungry for innovation and have identified it as key to future business survival but face internal hurdles like legacy systems, existing distribution models and current company cultures that yet need to embrace change. IRUA’s President, Arlene Kern, is Munich Reinsurance America’s Senior Vice President- Strategic Innovation Leader and co-presenting will be a Mayer Brown partner from within the firm’s Insurance Industry group.
Attendance available on-site or via webinar.

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We wish to extend our sincere thanks to our host firms who have kindly donated their facilities to IRUA!

Interested in sponsoring an IRUA event?  Contact Jerry Wallis at: jwallis@irua.org