The education session on Letters of Credit (LOCs) at the 2023 Legacy Transactions & Networking Forum hosted by AIRROC was literally “ripped from the headlines” by covering the widely reported allegations of fraud arising from the Vesttoo bankruptcy and the attention it has drawn to the use of LOCs. Jonathan Bank, Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright, chaired the panel of … [Read more...] about Letters of Credit: The Good, The Bad and The Vesttoo
David Snyder, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of the American Property and Casualty Insurance Association, Aaron Koch, Principal and Consulting Actuary at Milliman, and Annie Shen, Actuary at Milliman, participated on a panel moderated by Katheleen Ehrhart, a partner in the litigation practice at Smith Gambrill Russell, that examined lessons to be drawn from the … [Read more...] about Droughts and Wildfires – Floods and Hurricanes
AIRROC kicked off its 2023 Legacy Transactions & Networking Forum with keynote speaker Dr. Robert Hartwig, Director of the Risk Management and Uncertainty Center at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Hartwig took us on a whirlwind tour of the global economic and geopolitical forces shaping the outlook for the property casualty insurance market and helped us understand … [Read more...] about Global Economic and Geopolitical Risks: Trends and Challenges Impacting Insurance and Reinsurance Markets
Moderated by Guyon Knight, a panel consisting of Larry Greengrass, Debra Hall, Russel Bogen, and Frank DeMento engaged in a comprehensive discussion on the challenges and unique issues arising from reinsurance transactions. A video replay of this presentation is available on AIRROC’s On Demand plateform. Here, we distill their insights into ten key points: 1. Legacy … [Read more...] about Notes from the Battlefield: Navigating Reinsurance Disputes
AIRROC in conjunction with the NextGen Council was excited to present the 2023 Trish Getty Scholarship to Jacob Hayes during an awards ceremony at the October Legacy Transactions & Networking Forum. Each year since 2012, a $5,000 scholarship has been presented to an exceptional undergraduate student studying insurance, risk management or actuarial science. Students apply … [Read more...] about Actuarial Student Jacob Hayes Awarded the 2023 Trish Getty Scholarship
The 2023 Rendez-Vous de Septembre – in its 65th year – is the annual gathering of the reinsurance market in Monte Carlo. I had a very busy few days in Monte Carlo attending events organized by IRLA, PwC, Guy Carpenter, and Gallagher – just to name a few. I enjoyed meeting with a number of our members and of course sharing the benefit of AIRROC with those that are potential … [Read more...] about Monte Carlo le résumé
The 2023 Spring Membership Meeting education program included a presentation on the hot topic of artificial intelligence. Rooney Gleason, Chief Insurance Officer at Evolution IQ and Adam Fisher, Chief Data Officer at Sedgwick served as panelist with Marcus Doran, Senior Director Commutations at AIG as the moderator. A video replay of this presentation is available in the … [Read more...] about Where AI Can Make Dramatic Impacts in Run-Off Transactions
We have all heard and read: “AIRROC’s Vision is to be the most valued (re)insurance industry educator and network provider for issue resolution and creation of optimal exit strategies.” That phrase is recited at every AIRROC Board meeting. AIRROC’s educational content and its networking forums are the instrumentalities of that vision. But, while those events help us build a … [Read more...] about What’s new with the AIRROC DRP?
Kevin Harnisch, Head of White Collar and Co-Head of Regulation, Investigations, Securities, and Compliance at Norton Rose Fulbright moderated a panel that dissected the interplay between litigation, insurance, and the reinsurance and legacy worlds vis-à-vis ESG. The panel consisted of John O’Bryan, Partner at Freeborn & Peters, Maureen Gorman, Managing Director at Marsh, … [Read more...] about Managing the Evolving Risks and Expectations Regarding Corporate ESG Disclosure
The evolving market for restructuring and managing long-tail legacy corporate liabilities was the topic of the presentation entitled “Corporate Liabilities Deals.” The panelists included Peter Calleo, Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel, M&A, Investments and Commercial Contracts, Enstar, Andy Hill, Partner, Structured Solutions, McGill & Partners, Robert Hut, CEO, Fara … [Read more...] about Corporate Liabilities Deals
Expect another strong year for the legacy deal marketplace, say a panel of experts during an audience interactive session at the 2022 AIRROC Legacy Transactions & Networking Forum. Mayer Brown LLP Partner, David Alberts, chaired the panel that included Edward S. Hochberg, Head of Global Risk Solutions, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter, Laura Pearson, Senior Manager, PwC, … [Read more...] about The Legacy Dealmaking Landscape: What do YOU think??
The AIRROC NextGen Group hosted the first session of the day that kicked off the 2022 Legacy Transactions & Networking Forum education program. Chris Hamphshire, Vice President – Carrier Practice at Gallagher Bassett and Global President of the CPCU Society was the moderator and session leader. The day started with a focused and thoughtful presentation by Chris on the … [Read more...] about Attracting NextGen Professionals – What Can Companies Do?
AIRROC in conjunction with the NextGen Council is excited to present the 2022 Trish Getty Scholarship to Lori-Ann Knight. Lori-Ann is a sophomore at Howard University in Washington D.C. She is majoring in mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science. Additionally, she is pursuing a minor in computer science. Established in 2012, the $5,000 annual scholarship is in … [Read more...] about And The 2022 Trish Getty Scholarship Goes To Lori-Ann Knight
Most people in the legacy space have encountered, in one form or another, long tail worker's compensation claims. Too many of us have lost sleep trying to understand how this business was written in the first place, why it wasn’t set up to manage properly, and what can or should be done to manage and resolve lingering, long tail claims. Michael Terelmes of Compe Re, Anthony … [Read more...] about Legacy Workers Compensation Management from Start to Finish
John Sparks, a Partner with Odom & Sparks, PLLC moderated a panel discussion on the blossoming cannabis industry in Oklahoma and implications and challenges faced by the insurance industry, given the uncharted nature of the market and the federal illegality issue. The panelist included Joe Marcantel, Director, Talisman Casualty Insurance Company and Michael Ridgeway, … [Read more...] about The Wild West of Weed: Oklahoma’s Growing Marijuana Industry
As NYC opens up and welcomes back visitors, AIRROC was glad to be able to do the same! Our first in-person membership meeting in two years was hosted from the 30th Floor offices of Norton Rose Fulbright. The spacious modern office was a perfect backdrop for 125 in-person attendees and another 70 online that joined us for the live streamed education day. It was great to see … [Read more...] about AIRROC is “Back on Broadway”!
The afternoon education program of the Spring Membership Meeting included a claims update on topics touched upon before but, nonetheless, remain significant issues impacting the insurance industry and beyond. A video replay of this two-part presentation is available in the AIRROC On Demand library. Latest Developments in the Opioids Crisis Adam Berardi and Michael Kassak, … [Read more...] about Claims Update: The Opioids Epidemic and “All Sums” Claims Presentations
The education portion of AIRROC’s Spring 2022 Membership Meeting commenced with an informative panel discussion on the evolving threat of ransomware; a topic that has dominated headlines over the past year with such high profile attacks on CNA, Colonial Pipeline and JBS Foods. Patrick Byrnes, Partner, with Locke Lord LLP moderated the discussion that featured remarks from … [Read more...] about Ransomware’s Scary – Be Wary and Ready to Parry
The NextGen Task Force hosted the closing educational session on March 30th at the AIRROC Spring Membership Meeting led by panelists Anna Dill and Jessica Groenewegen, brokers at TigerRisk’s Legacy Practice Team along with Dan Gerber, Partner at Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, LLP. The trio of legacy specialists provided an excellent overview on the basics of loss portfolio … [Read more...] about Basics of Legacy Transactions: LPTs and ADCs
Christine M. Fleming and Alex M. York, of Milliman provided a compelling presentation on the complexities of federal black lung claims at the AIRROC Spring Membership meeting. As coal continues to decline - the number of jobs nationwide fell to about 40,000 last year from 175,000 in the mid 1980s - you would anticipate that the number of claims for black lung occupational … [Read more...] about Challenges of Reserving Federal Black Lung Liabilities