In the opening session of the 2021 Runoff Deal Market Forum, Laura Pearson, Liability Restructuring Manager, PwC UK and Linda Johnson, Head of Legacy Practice, TigerRisk Partners, described the sizzling hot runoff market. Their PowerPoint slides contain a wealth of information on the state of the market and the deals transacted in 2020 and the scorching hot trends in 2021. A … [Read more...] about Deal Climate: Runoff is Hot!
2020 was called the "Year of the SPAC" but 2021 is already on track to surpass it. At the Summer Membership Meeting, Jack Vales, Partner at Dentons, moderated a lively discussion covering all you need to know about the rapid rise of SPACs in the educational session entitled “SPAC-tacular Ascent: The Rise of SPACs.” Fellow Dentons partners Ilan Katz and Ira L. Kotel joined the … [Read more...] about As the SPAC Market Cools, What Comes Next?
The Keynote Speaker of the 2021 Summer Membership Meeting was Randy Maniloff. Randy is counsel at White and Williams LLP and the lawyer behind the well-known monthly newsletter “Coverage Opinions.” He presented on the Top 10 Issues for Effective Reservations of Rights Letters. Randy started the seminar highlighting the fact that insurance companies don’t provide enough … [Read more...] about Top 10 Issues for Effective Reservations of Rights Letters
Raymond Mastrangelo, a Partner with Mound Cotton Wollan Greengrass LLP, moderated a panel discussion with three of the insurance and reinsurance arbitration community’s most experienced and respected arbitrators: Susan Claflin, Claflin Consulting Services LLC, Ann Field, Senior Managing Director of Client Services, Aon, and Howard Page, HR Page Consulting LLP. The panel topic … [Read more...] about The Scope of an Arbitration Panel’s Authority
The education sessions of the 2021 Summer Membership Meeting began with “A Look at the Legal Landscape” of COVID-19 Business Interruption (“BI”) claims, presented by John O’Bryan, Partner, Freeborn & Peters, Michael Merlo, Executive Vice President and Chief Counsel, Aon, and Kay E. Wilde, Director of Reinsurance Assumed Claims, Allstate Insurance Company. The panel treated … [Read more...] about A Look at the Legal Landscape
The second session of the 4th annual Runoff Deal Market Forum focused on some of the less obvious legal, regulatory and NAIC developments that will likely impact the runoff deal landscape. The esteemed panel included Mayer Brown partner Larry Hamilton who heads the firm’s US Insurance Regulatory & Enforcement group, James Mills, Vice President and Legal Counsel of Enstar … [Read more...] about Under the Radar Potential Game Changers: Were you aware of these??
On April 21, 2021, AIRROC was thrilled to host a webinar during which a panel of experts in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion (“DEI”) convened for a frank discussion on racial equity in the insurance industry. The panelists were: Brett Carter, MBA, a Managing Director for The Jacobson Group's executive search team, where he manages C-Level, vice president and … [Read more...] about Embedding Racial Equity in the Insurance Industry
In a thorough overview of the current landscape of Opioid litigation, the final panel of the AIRROC Spring Membership Meeting presented a compelling view of why the liability trends and coverage issues involved in this litigation are expanding the scope and theories of exposure extend beyond opioid claims; it also highlighted the unique impact of opioid use on workers’ … [Read more...] about Opioids – Why this Still Needs our Attention
The 2021 AIRROC Spring Meeting was kicked off by the rise of the InsurTechs presentation given by Brian T. Casey and Benjamin P. Sykes of Locke Lord LLP, Cole Winans of Flyreel and Brent Williams of Benekiva. Many of the InsurTechs making headlines today are directly involved in one or more of the traditional segments of the insurance industry – selling, adjusting or … [Read more...] about The Non-InsurTechs – How Technology Focused InsurTechs Are Changing the Face of the Industry Without Selling a Single Policy
The Panelists for the first education session of day two of our virtual Spring Membership Meeting included Michelle Harnick, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter David Luce, Partner, DLA Piper and Ed Torres, Executive Vice President, Willis Towers Watson. AIRROC Executive Director Carolyn Fahey who served as moderator facilitated the discussion. Michelle kicked off the … [Read more...] about Market Capacity – What Does it Mean for the Legacy Market?
In 2020 over $7 billion was invested globally in insurtechs as cited by Paul Chen, Partner at Mayer Brown, who moderated the educational session, “Creating Value in Runoff through Collaboration with Insurtechs.” Fellow Mayer Brown partner Stephanie Duchene joined the panel along with Nick Daley of Plug and Play, Nicos Vekiaridies of Attestiv and Andrew Naoum of EvolutionIQ. … [Read more...] about Creating Value in Runoff through Collaboration with Insurtech
Keeping with our normal schedule, the AIRROC Spring Membership Meeting is coming to you virtually on March 9-10. You will have the opportunity to enjoy CLE education sessions on cutting-edge topics in the morning on both days and the ability to set up meetings to connect with other attendees with our neutral and secure platform. Connect with clients and companies that you are … [Read more...] about Spring Membership Meeting 2021
Earlier this month AIRROC hosted its Insurance Business Transfer (“IBT”) Workshop, which brought together (virtually) industry leaders and experts for a half-day of presentations and discussions on the legal and regulatory landscape affecting the IBT space. A highlight of the day was a review of lessons learned during the recent, first-of-its kind transaction under Oklahoma’s … [Read more...] about Insurance Business Transfer Workshop
AIRROC awarded it’s annual Trish Getty Scholarship to Ashley Martin, a junior with a double major in Risk Management and Accounting at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. In a first for AIRROC, the award was presented virtually by Executive Director Carolyn Fahey and while Ms. Martin could not participate in the live stream, she graciously thanked AIRROC in a … [Read more...] about AIRROC Awards Trish Getty Scholarship 9th Annual Award Recipient Ashley Martin
The Jacobson Group’s Judy Busby, Senior Vice President, and Brett Carter, Managing Director, hosted this insightful session. They addressed the current state of the insurance industry’s labor market and the multi-generational makeup of its workforce. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Judy Busby, featuring a multi-generational panel of … [Read more...] about Insurance in the Working from Home Age
One key highlight of the AIRROC annual Transactions & Networking Forum is the presentation of the Person of the Year Award. The award gives our band of brethren a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the vision, energy, and leadership of those in our business who play a key role in influencing our work and how the investment community perceives the value of our work. This … [Read more...] about AIRROC Person of the Year 2020: Paul Corver, Group Head of M&A Randall & Quilter
Day 1 of our October 2020 meeting saw Scott Maries - CFO of Premia Re, Simon Hawkins – former CFO of Compre, and John Regan – CFO of Swiss Re of America, put on a presentation, moderated by Kelly Superczynski – Aon’s Head of Capital Advisory. The discussion covered everything from legacy balance sheet and reporting matters, to raising capital, and the pace and trends in the … [Read more...] about The CFO Perspective
The Panelists for the first education session of our virtual Transactions & Networking Forum included: Paul Corver, Group Head of M&A, R&Q, Marcus Doran, EVP, Group Complex Claims Officer, Armour Risk Management (Moderator), Paul Ginnett, CEO, Allianz Reinsurance America, Inc., Linda Johnson, Head of Legacy Practice, TigerRisk and Matt Kunish, Chief Business … [Read more...] about Insights on Legacy in 2020
AIRROC kicked off its first virtual conference with a welcome and introduction from our Executive Director, Carolyn Fahey. Carolyn spoke about the resiliency she has seen in our organization, and in our industry, during the past 6 months, culminating in the decision to go forward with our premier annual event in a new and exciting format. After a thank you to the Board of … [Read more...] about AIRROC Kicks Off 2020 Virtual Forum – A New Look at Legacy
AIRROC’s Spring 2020 entry level webinars were a smashing success. So much so, that more are on the way! To learn more and register, please click here. AIRROC’s Three Part Webinar Series With the majority of insurance professionals working from home as the result of the global pandemic, AIRROC’s three part webinar series was a great success … [Read more...] about AIRROC’s Runoff Webinar Series Takes Off