Events

November 2nd, 2018 - November 2nd, 2018

January 8, 2018 Lunch & Learn: A Wall Street View of Insurance & Reinsurance

Start Date/Time:
11/02/2018 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
11/02/2018 2:00 PM
Location:
Mayer Brown LLP
1221 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10020
United States

REGISTER NOW
FOR IRUA’s FIRST 2019 EVENT!!

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2019
LUNCH n’ LEARN
12 Noon – 2 pm

Luncheon Speaker
SETH BAIR
Managing Director
Co-Head of Insurance & Asset Management Investment Banking
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

who will present
A WALL STREET VIEW OF THE INSURANCE & REINSURANCE INDUSTRY

Being Held at the Offices of Mayer Brown LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019  (between 48th & 49th streets)

After a capacity audience last January, Mr. Bair is returning with KBW’s current thoughts and views. Always insightful and timely, this will be even more so in light of another year of significant M&A activity and severe natural catastrophes around the globe.  We look forward to hearing his analysis and views and the potential effects on, and prospects for, the publicly traded insurance and reinsurance market.

Mr. Bair is responsible for mergers and acquisitions, public and private capital raisings, mutual conversions and other investment banking services for the insurance industry. Prior to attending business school, he was a founding member of KBW’s insurance investment banking practice and worked in the financial services group of Alex, Brown & Sons where he covered insurance companies, depositories, and REITs.

Mr. Bair received a BA in Political Economy from Williams College and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

This meeting is open to all and registration is $95 per person for an excellent buffet lunch and the opportunity to hear from a leading investment banker specializing in our industry.

Our thanks are due to the Mayer Brown firm for donating the use of their excellent facilities for this program.

In addition, this program can be submitted for review to the Institutes®CPCU – Risk and Insurance Management for CPCU credit.

Registration Open
Registration Fee:  Member – $95.00
Non-Member – $95.00

 

 

January 8th, 2019

January 8, 2019 A Wall Street View of Insurance & Reinsurance: Lunch & Learn

Start Date/Time:
01/08/2019 11:38 AM
End Date/Time:
01/08/2019 11:38 AM
Location:
Mayer Brown LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1001
United States

 

IRUA’s 2019 FIRST EVENT

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2019
LUNCH & LEARN
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Luncheon Speaker
PETER HOUSTON
Vice President, Insurance Investment Banking Group
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

who will present
A WALL STREET VIEW OF THE INSURANCE & REINSURANCE INDUSTRY

Being Held at the Offices of Mayer Brown LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019  (between 48th & 49th streets)

After a capacity audience last January, Mr. Houston will be presenting KBW’s view on the Insurance/Reinsurance industry.  Always insightful and timely, this will be even more so in light of another year of significant M&A activity and severe natural catastrophes around the globe.  We look forward to hearing his analysis and views and the potential effects on, and prospects for, the publicly traded insurance and reinsurance market.

Peter Houston is a Vice President in the Insurance Investment Banking group of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Mr. Houston is responsible for advising insurance companies and insurance services companies on a range of corporate finance transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, public and private capital raising, affiliations, divestures, and bankruptcy/restructuring.

Mr. Houston has worked on many of the firm’s transactions involving mutual insurance companies and specialty property-casualty insurance companies. Mr. Houston joined KBW’s Insurance Investment Banking group upon graduating from Williams College.

This meeting is open to all and registration is $95 per person for an excellent buffet lunch and the opportunity to hear from a leading investment banker specializing in our industry.

Our thanks are due to the Mayer Brown firm for donating the use of their excellent facilities for this program.

In addition, this program can be submitted for review to the Institutes®CPCU – Risk and Insurance Management for CPCU credit.

Registration Open
Registration Fee:  Member – $95.00
Non-Member – $95.00

January 8th, 2020 - January 8th, 2020

January 8, 2020: Lunch & Learn: All About Reputation Risk Exposures (On-Site Registration)

Start Date/Time:
01/08/2020 11:30 AM
End Date/Time:
01/08/2020 2:00 PM
Location:
Mayer Brown LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1001
United States

LUNCH & LEARN: ALL ABOUT REPUTATION RISK EXPOSURES (On-Site Registration)

January 8, 2020 – Mayer Brown, NYC

“In a market system based on trust, reputation has a significant economic value” noted former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in 2008.  Using that framework, Reputation Value is therefore the accumulated economic benefits of stakeholders’ expectations, and Reputation Risk is the peril of economic harm from stakeholders’ disappointment and anger amplified by social media.

To address these risks, parametric risk transfer solutions, quantification of reputation value and volatility was necessary to be build from scratch.  Today, we have about 18 years of data comprising synthetic measures of reputational value informed by behavioral economics.  Hundreds of captive insurance companies and insurers led by Tokio Marine Kiln use Steel City Re metrics as the basis of underwriting.

Peter Gerken, a Co-Founder of Steel City Re, a Managing General Agency, will discuss all the elements of reputation as well as the marketplace at this time on the buy and sell side.  Further, he will outline the opportunity for attendees to consider addressing intangible asset risks and being part of this expanding marketplace.

Speaker Bio
Peter J. Gerken, a certified property and casualty underwriter is our Senior Vice President, Risk Transfer Agency and Insurance. Mr. Gerken heads broker relations and client development, working with Brokers, Captive Managers, and Risk Managers. He jointly heads underwriting. A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Gerken has been in commercial insurance for some 40 years both on the underwriting as well as the broking sides of the business. Holding an MBA in Management, he has specialized in Intellectual Property, and Intangible Assets including reputation for many years. Mr. Gerken formerly headed the Intellectual Property practice at Marsh.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate.  You must be logged in as a member 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 Jerry Wallis:  jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org 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.

Registration For Non-Members: Please complete the registration form as it appears once you click on “To Register”.

Location:  Mayer Brown,1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

Registration Fees:
Member:  $95
Non-Member: $115

January 8th, 2020 - January 8th, 2020

January 8, 2020: Lunch & Learn: All About Reputation Risk Exposures (Webinar Registration)

Start Date/Time:
01/08/2020 11:30 AM
End Date/Time:
01/08/2020 2:00 PM
Location:
Mayer Brown LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1001
United States

LUNCH & LEARN: ALL ABOUT REPUTATION RISK EXPOSURES (Webinar Registration)

January 8, 2020 – Mayer Brown, NYC

“In a market system based on trust, reputation has a significant economic value” noted former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in 2008. Using that framework, Reputation Value is therefore the accumulated economic benefits of stakeholders’ expectations, and Reputation Risk is the peril of economic harm from stakeholders’ disappointment and anger amplified by social media.

To address these risks, parametric risk transfer solutions, quantification of reputation value and volatility was necessary to be built from scratch. Today we have about 18 years of data comprising synthetic measures of reputational value informed by behavioral economics. Hundreds of captive insurance companies, and insurers led by Tokio Marine Kiln use Steel City Re metrics as the basis of underwriting.

Peter Gerken, a Co-Founder of Steel City Re, a Managing General Agency, will discuss all the elements of reputation as well as the marketplace at this time on the buy and sell side. Further, he will outline the opportunity for participants to consider addressing intangible asset risks and being part of this expanding marketplace.

Speaker Bio
Peter J. Gerken, a certified property and casualty underwriter is our Senior Vice President, Risk Transfer Agency and Insurance. Mr. Gerken heads broker relations and client development, working with Brokers, Captive Managers, and Risk Managers. He jointly heads underwriting. A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Gerken has been in commercial insurance for some 40 years both on the underwriting as well as the broking sides of the business. Holding an MBA in Management, he has specialized in Intellectual Property, and Intangible Assets including reputation for many years. Mr. Gerken formerly headed the Intellectual Property practice at Marsh.

This program can be submitted for review to the Institutes®CPCU – Risk and Insurance Management for CPCU credit.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate.  You must be logged in as a member 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 Jerry Wallis:  jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org 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.

Registration For Non-Members: Please complete the registration form as it appears once you click on “To Register”.

Location:  Mayer Brown,1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

Registration Fees:
Member
:  $75
Non-Member: $95

July 11th, 2017 - July 11th, 2017

July 11, 2017 Multi-Line Underwriting Seminar

Start Date/Time:
07/11/2017 8:15 AM
End Date/Time:
07/11/2017 5:00 PM
Location:
Mayer Brown LLP
1221 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
United States
Details:
Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:15 a.m and Program Starts: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Program Agenda
Speaker Profiles

July 11th, 2019 - July 11th, 2019

July 11, 2019 Lunch & Learn: A Case Study in High Exposure Trucking Loss (On-Site Registration)

Start Date/Time:
07/11/2019 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
07/11/2019 2:00 PM
Location:
Wilson Elser
150 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017
New York, NY 10017
United States

LUNCH & LEARN: A CASE STUDY IN HIGH EXPOSURE TRUCKING LOSS (On-Site Attendance)

Thursday, July 11, 2019

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.

Stuart Miller, a Partner in the prestigious law firm of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, has presented this case study to varied audiences and we are pleased to have him now bring this study to the IRUA.

Stuart A. Miller Biography

This session is suitable for all practioners and can be submitted for review to the Institutes® CPCU – Risk and Insurance Management for CPCU credit.  This session will also qualify for CLE credit.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
The non-member rate is set as the default rate. If you are registering from a member company, you must log in to 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.

Location: Wilson Elser, 150 East 42nd Street, New York, NY  10007

Registration Fees:
Members: $95
Non-Members: $115

July 11th, 2019 - July 11th, 2019

July 11, 2019 Lunch & Learn: A Cast Study in High Exposure Trucking Loss (Webinar Registration)

Start Date/Time:
07/11/2019 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
07/11/2019 2:00 PM
Location:
Wilson Elser
150 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10007
United States

LUNCH & LEARN: A CASE STUDY IN HIGH EXPOSURE TRUCKING LOSS (Webinar Attendance)

Thursday, July 11, 2019

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.

Stuart A. Miller Biography

This session was suitable for all practioners and can be submitted for review to the Institutes® CPCU – Risk and Insurance Management for CPCU credit.  This session also qualified for CLE credit.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
The non-member rate is set as the default rate. If you are registering from a member company, you must log in to 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.

Location: Wilson Elser, 150 East 42nd Street, New York, NY  10007

Webinar Registration Fees:
Members: $75
Non-Members: $95

July 29th, 2020 - July 29th, 2020

July 29, 2020- Implications of Reviver Statutes for Casualty Markets

Start Date/Time:
07/29/2020 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
07/29/2020 1:00 PM
Location:
New York, NY United States

IMPLICATIONS OF REVIVER STATUTES FOR CASUALTY MARKETS
July 29, 2020  12:00 Noon – 1.00 p.m. ♦ Powered by Zoom

This latest webinar will be presented by Robert W. DiUbaldo, a Shareholder of the firm of Carlton Fields P.A., and who is an acknowledged expert in this area. He will update us on the absolute current situation in this rapidly developing area.

The emergence in recent years of so-called “reviver statutes” reopens and extends the period under which claims alleging sexual abuse, molestation or assault may be brought against perpetrators and the institutions or entities that employed, supervised, retained or harbored them.  As a result of certain states passing reviver legislation, thousands of claims previously barred by statutes of limitations have now been resurrected against insured entities and/or individuals.  The surge of previously time-barred tort claims presents significant new exposure for various classes of insureds and long-expired insurance policies and reinsurance agreements.

These developments are of particular interest to insurers/reinsurers/financial entities including those with legacy long-tail liabilities.  The webinar should be of particular interest to claims, legal, actuarial, underwriting and financial professionals.

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

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate. You must be logged in as a member 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 Jerry Wallis: jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org 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 2nd, 2020 - June 2nd, 2020

June 2, 2020, RNG Networking Video Conference: Important 2020 Updates in Arbitration Law

Start Date/Time:
06/02/2020 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
06/02/2020 2:00 PM
Location:
Zoom Video Conference
New York, NY United States

IMPORTANT 2020 UPDATES IN ARBITRATION LAW

June 2, 2020

Michael S. Davis & Yoav M. Griver, Partners and Bruce S. Goodman, Of Counsel,of the Zeichner Ellman Krause LLP firm will provide a comprehensive update of activity in 2020 only so will be of interest to all engaged in arbitration, alternative dispute resolution or claims disputes generally.

Presenters
Mike Davis is an ARIAS certified arbitrator and has been representing insurers and other clients in arbitrations for over 35 years. Mike began his career at Chadbourne & Parke in the 1970’s and during the 1980’s he was Senior Counsel in charge of Corporate Litigation at American International Group, Inc. Mike’s practice has included numerous court cases where arbitrability, and the appointment of arbitrators, has been at issue. Mike also represents insurance companies in commercial bankruptcy matters, both as creditors and as insurers. https://www.zeklaw.com/attorney/michael-s-davis

Yoav Griver represents ZEK insurer clients in arbitrations and in court cases where arbitrability, and the appointment of arbitrators has been at issue. Prior to joining ZEK, Yoav was Litigation Counsel to Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he litigated a variety of commercial and intellectual property matters for clients in the banking, credit, transportation, insurance, computer software and electronic industries. Before that, Yoav prosecuted banking conspiracy, stock fraud and other cases on behalf of the Israeli Ministry of Justice where he was a member of the Ministry’s Economics Unit. https://www.zeklaw.com/attorney/yoav-m-griver

Yoav is co-editor and author of the multi-year treatise, Dispute Resolution and e-Discovery, published by Thomson Reuters, which includes a chapter by Mike Davis on arbitration discovery.

Bruce Goodman  is Of Counsel in the Firm’s New York litigation group. Bruce focuses his practice on commercial litigation, and related matters. Bruce has helped spearhead the firm’s representation of Israeli corporate clients. In Tel Aviv, in February, 2005, Bruce and Stuart Krause addressed the Association of Corporate Counsel in Israel on the topic of “International Arbitration and Mediation.”

TO PERMIT NETWORKING THIS WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT FORMAT TO A NORMAL ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE.

WE WILL COMMENCE AT 12 NOON AND AFTER A BRIEF GROUP INTRODUCTION, EACH PERSON WILL BE RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO A “BREAKOUT ROOM” WHERE 4 TO 6 PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO “SCHMOOZE”.  AFTER 10 MINUTES WE WILL REASSIGN THE GROUPS RANDOMLY, AND AGAIN, 10 MINUTES AFTER THAT.

AT 12.30 PM WE WILL “ASSEMBLE” FOR A PRESENTATION WITH ACCREDITED CLE CREDIT FOR THOSE WHO REQUEST IT.

IF YOU REQUIRE A CLE CERTIFICATE, AFTER YOU REGISTER PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO MIKE DAVIS AT mdavis@zeklaw.com  ADVISING WHICH STATES YOU REQUIRE THE CREDIT FOR.  AFTER THE EVENT YOU WILL THEN HEAR FROM THE ZEK LAW FIRM REGARDING CERTIFICATE DELIVERY.

Our thanks to long-time member Mike Davis and to his firm for hosting and presenting at this meeting.

Location:  by Zoom videoconference

Registration Fee:  SPECIAL COVID-19 RATE –     FREE OF CHARGE!!!

June 20th, 2018

June 20, 2018 – RNG Luncheon

Start Date/Time:
06/20/2018 11:00 AM
End Date/Time:
06/20/2018 2:30 AM
Location:
Chaffetz Lindsey LLP
1700 Broadway - 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10019
United States

The next meeting of the REINSURANCE NETWORKING GROUP has now been rescheduled to WEDNESDAY JUNE 20, 2018.   This session will be an update to Steve Schwartz’s June 2016 presentation now that the New York Court of Appeals has issued its decision in Global Reinsurance Corp. of America v. Century Indemnity Co.  Mr. Schwartz hardly needs any introduction as he is a very well-known attorney and highly experienced in insurance and reinsurance related matters and we are very fortunate to have him present on this perennial and, once again, timely topic.

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 12 Noon to 2 pm

Location: Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, 1700 Broadway – 33rd floor, NY, NY (between 53rd and 54th streets)

Presenter: Steven Schwartz, Partner, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Presentation
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As always, please click on our Schedule of events either in our posts under the news section on the home page or under the Events Tab on the navigation bar.

Sylvia Kaminsky and Jerry Wallis

Registration Fee
$55 per person