Events

July 1st, 2021 - July 1st, 2021

July 1, 2021: Reinsurance Property Underwriting Audits

Start Date/Time:
07/01/2021 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
07/01/2021 1:30 PM
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
New York, NY United States

REINSURANCE PROPERTY UNDERWRITING AUDITS *
July 1, 2021  ♦  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  ♦ Powered via Zoom

Presenters:
Christiane Gross, Sr. VP & Property Underwriting Team Lead
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

John Ferris, President & CEO
JC Ferris Advisors, Inc.

This virtual seminar is geared to all levels of experience on conducting property underwriting audits of ceding companies.  They will cover such areas as audit goals, audit types and how to prepare for and conduct a property underwriting file.  This highly practical webinar will address what underwriting topics you should review, how you can differentiate by portfolio and client and, finally, how you can address your findings. Your two highly experienced presenters backgrounds are:

Ms. Gross is a Senior Vice President and Property Underwriting Team Lead at Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. in Princeton, NJ. Christiane started her career with Munich Re in Germany in 2002, first in Munich’s Industrial Clients division and later in Munich’s Global Clients/ North America division, holding various property facultative and treaty underwriting positions.

Christiane relocated to Munich Re America in 2014 to service Regional Clients in the United States as a Property Treaty Underwriter. In 2018 she became a Team Lead for Property Facultative and Reinsurance Program business. She holds a degree in international business from the Reutlingen University in Germany. She is a member of the APIW and serves on the Board of the IRUA. In November 2019 Christiane assumed the role of IRUA’s Corporate Treasurer, thus joining the Executive Committee.  In April 2021 she was elected to IRUA Vice President and will continue her role as Co-Chair of the IRUA Education Committee.

John C. Ferris is the President and CEO of JC FERRIS ADVISORS, Inc., an underwriting auditing and consulting firm serving the reinsurance community. John has 38 years of property underwriting and risk management experience in the insurance/reinsurance sectors. He started his career with Wausau Insurance Company as a property underwriting trainee in New York City, which laid the groundwork for his future professional endeavors.

From there, John grew his experience as a Senior Property Primary Underwriter at Commerce & Industry, as well the Senior Vice President and Division Manager with Gerling Global Reinsurance Corp. of America. Prior to founding his company, JC FERRIS ADVISORS, Inc. in 2017, John lent his professional experience in several capacities at Partner Reinsurance Company of the U.S. He worked as one of three property underwriting auditors, served as Vice President and Manager of the Risk Management/Catastrophe Modeling Function, and as a Vice President and Underwriter of the company’s National Accounts team.

After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration from Iona College, John went on achieve a Masters in Business Administration at Fordham University. He also has CPCU, ARe, and ARM designations.

Registration Fees:
Members:
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.

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.

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

June 25th, 2020 - June 25th, 2020

June 25, 2020 Covid 19 & Its Impact on the (Re)insurance Industry

Start Date/Time:
06/25/2020 11:00 AM
End Date/Time:
06/25/2020 12:00 PM
Location:
New York, NY United States

COVID 19 & ITS IMPACT ON THE (RE)INSURANCE INDUSTRY
This meeting is being presented via Zoom Video Conference

Thursday, June 25, 2020

11.00 to 12.00 Noon Eastern Time

Join us for a Virtual Round Table discussion when the effects on the property and casualty industry will be explored and discussed by an industry panel of experts.  First-party, third-party, professional liability and workers compensation coverage, regulatory challenges as well as other issues will be examined.

Moderator:
Thomas Hettinger, Managing Director – Strategic Advisory
Guy Carpenter & Company LLC, Chicago, IL

Panelists:
Daniel Hojnowski, Vice President
Transatlantic Reinsurance Company, New York, NY

Gary J. Intoccia, Senior Partner
McGivney, Kluger, Clark & Intoccia, P.C., New York, NY

Susan E. Mack, Partner
Adams & Reese, LLP, Jacksonville, FL

Richard M. Sabetta, Co-Founder & Managing Principal
Risk Navigation Group, LLC, Morristown, NJ

William Wilt, President
Assured Research, LLC, Madison, NJ

Register Fees:
IRUA members:  $75
Non-IRUA members:  $95

Location:  Zoom Video Conference

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“.

June 9th, 2021 - June 9th, 2021

June 9, 2021: Could Political Risk Be the Next Source of Cat Loss Inflation?

Start Date/Time:
06/09/2021 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
06/09/2021 1:30 PM
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
New York, NY United States

COULD POLITICAL RISK BE THE NEXT SOURCE OF CAT LOSS INFLATION?
June 9, 2021 ♦ 12 Noon – 1:30 pm (EST) ♦ Powered by Zoom

Presenter:
Thomas Johansmeyer, Head of PCS – a Verisk Company

PCS has noted the phenomenon that catastrophe losses seem to be getting larger and more frequent.  Mr. Johansmeyer will discuss PCS’s observations that in recent years political risk indicators, such as post-event legal and regulatory actions, have played a factor which has, and likely will, impact future insurer/reinsurer risk and capital management decisions.

The number of catastrophe events  designated by PCS®, a Verisk business™, in the United States has reached record-setting territory every year for the past five years. And the number of events reaching an industrywide loss threshold of at least US$1 billion has reached record levels in 3 of the last 4 years.

Tom Johansmeyer runs PCS, a Verisk business.  Under his leadership, PCS has expanded from North America to Japan and Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Turkey.  Tom also launched PCS’s foray into global cyber, marine and energy, terror, and large property risk losses.  Before PCS, Tom held re/insurance industry roles at Guy Carpenter and Deloitte. 

Registration Fees:
Members:
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.

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.

 

Lunch n’ Learn: A Wall Street View of the Insurance/Reinsurance Industry

Date/Time:
TBD
Location:
New York, NY United States

A WALL STREET VIEW OF THE INSURANCE/ REINSURANCE INDUSTRY
LUNCH N’ LEARN

January, 2019
Location:  TBD
Registration Fee:  $55

Back by popular demand, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods will give the up-to-the-minute market view of our industry from a leading investment banker. Join us for lunch and learn more on the most recent mergers & acquisitions and how this may change the dynamics of our industry.