AM Best's
Europe Insurance Market & Methodology Briefings – London

AM Best's Europe Insurance Market & Methodology Briefings - London will take place on Thursday, 7 November 2024.

This year's insurance market briefing will see AM Best rating analysts and industry leaders presenting and discussing their analysis of and perspectives on the insurance industry in times of increased uncertainty.

The guest keynote presentation for the 2024 edition of this conference series will be delivered by Paul Brand, Group CEO, Convex.

Insurance Market Briefing Agenda

09:00Welcome and Introductory CommentsNick Charteris-Black
Managing Director, Market Development - EMEA

EMEA Market Overview
Update on Credit Rating Activity and Outlooks

  • Rating trend developments
Greg Carter
Managing Director, Analytics - EMEA & AP

Thematic Session: The Risk Landscape and Stress Testing

  • Changing dynamics of the risk landscape
  • Interconnectivity of risks and exposure management
  • Importance of stress testing for the growing complexity of risks
  • Keeping sights on macro-economic factors in stress testing approaches 
Dr. Angela Yeo
Senior Director, Head of Analytics - Amsterdam

Mahesh Mistry
Senior Director, Head of Analytics - London


Keynote Presentation

  • Topic TBC
Paul Brand
CEO, Convex


Networking Coffee Break




Thematic Session: Reinsurance Market Highlights 

  • AM Best's trend analysis on the global reinsurance sector
  • Will pricing discipline be maintained?
  • Global reinsurance outlook and the drivers of future rating movements
  • Impact of alternative capital and ILS
  • Key rating issues impacting all reinsurers

Dr. Mathilde Jakobson
Senior Director, Analytics – Amsterdam

Tim Prince
Director, Analytics – London

Thematic Presentation: Perspectives on Casualty Catastrophes and Emerging Liability 

  • Dealing with casualty events - interconnectivity of risks creates complex accumulation management challenges
  • Importance of casualty catastrophe modelling, underwriting and risk management 
  • Emerging liability risks: new and future hazard potential, such as PFAS, climate litigation etc.

Ghislain Le Cam

Senior Director, Analytics – London

Jessica Botelho-Young
Associate Director, Analytics - London



Panel Discussion: The Future of Underwriting and Claims Management

  • What will Artificial Intelligence bring to the table? 
  • Importance of innovation - sustainable advantages and technological advancements 
  • Big Data - even deeper insights? 
  • Insurtech - enabling or disrupting the market
  • Transformations claims management and underwriting
  • Fraud management takes centre stage 

  • Richard BanksDirector, Industry Research - EMEA,
    AM Best
  • Michael DunckleyAssociate Director, Analytics, AM Best
  • Dr. Renzo Giovanni Avesani, CEO Leithà S.R.L. / CIO Unipol Gruppo
  • Gabriella Engstrand, Head of Distribution Europe, Accelerant

12:50Closing CommentsNick Charteris-Black
Managing Director, Market Development - EMEA
13:00Networking Lunch

Methodology Briefing Agenda


Welcome and Introductory Comments

  •  Session Overview
Myles Gould
Director, Credit Rating Criteria Research & Analytics

Benchmarking EMEA Ratings

  • Latest benchmarking analysis and deep dive into BCRM building blocks
  • Key observations and trends
Jose Berenguer
Associate Director, Analytics 

Romeo Berti
Senior Financial Analyst 


An Overview of Global Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR)

  • The BCAR depicts the quantitative relationship between a rating unit’s balance sheet strength and key financial risks
  • Comparing the BCAR to Solvency II (Standard and Minimum Capital Requirements (SCR & MCR))
Kanika Thukral 

Associate Director, Analytics 

Ben Diaz-Clegg
Associate Director, Analytics 


Criteria Focus — CYBER considerations in the rating process 

  • AM Best’s perspective on the growing importance of Cyber insurance
  • Analytical considerations and questions
  • View on cyber stress tests
Todor Kitin

Senior Financial Analyst

Morgane Hillebrandt

Senior Financial Analyst


IFRS 17 - In Action

  • Latest position – where have we landed?
  • Market disclosures and comparability
  • Understanding KPIs and benchmarking
  • Prospective observations

Anthony Silverman
Director, Credit Rating Criteria, Research & Analytics

Konstantin Langowski
Senior Financial Analyst



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When & Where:

Thursday, 7 November 2024

etc.venues, St Paul's, 200 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HD, United Kingdom

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