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AM Best's
MENA Insurance Market Briefing - Dubai

AM Best’s MENA Insurance Market Briefing - Dubai returned on Wednesday, 27 October 2021.

Senior rating analysts from AM Best and senior executives from the (re)insurance market took stock of recent developments and tried to anticipate their impact on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) market for the short-to-medium term.

When & Where:

Wednesday, 27 October 2021
10:00–13:15 (GST)

Grand Ballroom D
Conrad Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road,
Dubai, U.A.E

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10:00Opening CommentsNick Charteris-Black
Managing Director, Market Development - EMEA
10:05Regional Insurance Trends
  • AM Best's outlook for the region's insurance markets
  • Recent insurance market trends into 2021
  • COVID-19 impact on regional insurance markets
Alex Rafferty
Associate Director, Analytics

Regional Ratings Benchmarking

  • Overview of MENA ratings distribution
  • Deep dive into benchmarking of BCRM building blocks (balance sheet strength, operating performance, business profile and enterprise risk management)
  • MENA rating trends, characteristics and observations
Mahesh Mistry
Senior Director, Credit Rating Criteria, Research & Analytics
11:30Coffee Break 

Regional Reinsurance Trends

  • Review of global and regional reinsurance market dynamics
  • Headwinds and tailwinds facing MENA Reinsurers

Alex Rafferty
Associate Director, Analytics


M&As and Regulation

  • Benchmarking of MENA markets and comparison with other emerging markets
  • Impact of potential M&A activity on the market
  • Potential role of regulators in encouraging M&A activity

Vasilis Katsipis
General Manager - MENA, South & Central Asia

13:15Networking Lunch 

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