IRUA UPDATED 2022 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 28th, 2021

IRUA’s Reinsurance Basic Syllabus Program

In 2021, the IRUA introduced “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 Seriesof twelve basic topics to be offered on a rolling 2-year cycle. The first 6 topics are marked with an asterisk* and are listed in green.

A Certificate will be awarded to those participants who complete 10 out of 12 topics listed. 


2022 Events Schedule

A WALL STREET VIEW OF THE INSURANCE/REINSURANCE INDUSTRY
January 26, 2022 (12 Noon – 1:00 pm)
Once again Seth Bair, Managing Director and Head of the Insurance Investment Banking Group at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods gave us an excellent and up-to-the-minute investment market view of our industry.

DEMOTECH AND THE FLORIDA MARKT
February 17 (12 Noon – 1:00 pm EST)
Joseph Petrelli, President, CEO and Co-Founder, Demotech Inc. and colleagues, gave us an insight into the rating      process and current state of the important Florida market including thoughts on the upcoming 2022 renewals.  This FREE event was very well attended and was a great introduction to the Annual Conference in April.

CAT MODELING FOR UNDERWRITERS & BROKERS*
March 22 (12 Noon – 1:00 pm EST)
Cat modeling is part of all broker’s or underwriter’s work but what does it all mean? Guy Carpenter’s Susan Denike, Managing Director, and Sarah Maciorowski, Assistant Vice President, in North America Catastrophe Advisory, provided great information and made it clear what the components, acronyms and key metrics mean and how data drives modeling results and how different models – including for emerging risks – can be interpreted and applied

IRUA & DEMOTECH JOINT CONFERENCE “BUSINESS AS USUAL – OR NOT?”
April 25 – 27
Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL

CYBER UNDERWRITING UNMASKED*
June 14 (12 Noon – 1:00 pm EST) A
Annamaria Landaverde, Munich Re US’s Cyber Practice Lead, Reinsurance Division, and Rachel Rossini, AXA XL’s Product Manager -Cyber an Technology-U.S. are expert practitioners and gave an excellent presentation that explained the development of cyber exposure from how it is recognized today to its continuing and ongoing evolution.  Current challenges facing insurers and reinsurers were detailed along with possible market developments.

REINSURANCE ACCOUNTING FOR UNDERWRITERS & BROKERS*
August 4
U.S. Insurance and Reinsurance accounting is unique to the industry. Senior Arch Re officials will explain 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.

ALL ABOUT REINSURANCE CONTRACTS*
September 28
Learn about 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, Holborn’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel and heads the Legal and Contracts Departments will be presenting along with colleague, Nichole Morrison. Expect to have all explained!

THE U.S. AND WORLD REINSURANCE MARKETS*
September
Reinsurance is truly an international business and insurers and, therefore, business and personal consumers, are reliant on reinsurance as a capacity provider and stabilizing influence on financial well-being. Key worldwide markets are London, Bermuda, Europe, Asia and the USA. Hear how the markets relate to each other and how they and the U.S, in particular, are structured.

CASUALTY UNDERWRITING FOR NON-CASUALTY PROFESSIONALS*
October
This webinar will focus on Casualty Underwriting from the Non-Casualty Professional point of view, including property underwriters, accounting and finance, claims, etc. The speaker(s) will cover topics which will include the underwriting timeline and process, the various lines of businesses, and the typical submission contents.

PROPERTY UNDERWRITING FOR NON-PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS*
October
This webinar is meant to give non-property professionals an overview of property underwriting.  It will explore property exposures and how to differentiate by construction, occupancy and protection. The session will also address covered perils and the basics of a property policy form. This session will discuss MFL and PML concepts as we look into what amounts we expect to lose on a per risk basis, on a per occurrence basis and in the aggregate. It will also touch on pricing and accumulation aspects on a high-level basis.

REINSURANCE CLAIMS AUDITS*
November
Our classic Reinsurance Audits session will 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 will provide an up to the minute expose of the most current and practical knowledge.

Other educational topics sessions, as well as additional REINSURANCE NETWORKING GROUP meetings, co-organized by the IRUA may be added during the course of the year.


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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ENDNOTES

 Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

  Interested in Sponsoring an IRUA Event?  Contact: Jerry Wallis at jwallis@irua.org


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