• AM Best: Annuity Premiums Soar; Surrender Protection Strengthens

    AM Best Associate Director Jason Hopper highlights a new Best's Special Report on annuities that finds strong premium inflows invested at higher rates drive up asset yields.

    4m - Jun 12, 2024
  • Rackspace Technology’s Ranganathan: Insurers Missing Out on Profits From AI

    Nirmal Ranganathan, vice president engineering AI architect at Rackspace Technology, says insurers could gain satisfaction from cutting costs and increasing some sales through IT, but many don’t realize they could benefit significantly from integrating AI throughout the business.

    13m - Jun 11, 2024
  • Author: Perseverance, Dedication, Leap of Faith Keys to Launching a Successful Insurance Business

    In his book, Agent to Agent: Revealing the Story and Strategy for Insurance People, BI&I Group Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Leo Bados Jr. shares tips for building an insurance business and leading a team with confidence.  

    27m - Jun 10, 2024
  • LexisNexis’ Sheehan: Insureds More Likely to Engage Attorney Before Insurer

    Tanner Sheehan, vice president and general manager at US Claim Solutions, Lexus Nexus Risk Solutions, said according to their survey data, 57% of automobile insurance claimants were more likely to hire an attorney before ever even having a conversation with their insurer

    14m - Jun 7, 2024
  • NCCI: Workers’ Comp UW Premium Surges16% from 2022 to 2023.

    Troy Tepe, vice president of safety at Charles Taylor, says with workers’ compensation premiums on the rise, a safety-first culture is critically important in the workplace

    7m - Jun 6, 2024
  • Continuity and Consistency

    Tim Senechalle, Chief Investment Officer for AAM, said the P/C industry has a healthy balance of equity exposure.

    9m - Jun 5, 2024
  • Resilience is Key

    Mark Berven, President and Chief Operating Officer of Nationwide Property & Casualty, said that as severe weather increases, we must shift to a “predict and prevent” mindset to protect customers. 

    8m - Jun 4, 2024
  • Portfolio Finance for Insurers

    Dadong Yan, Head of Barings Portfolio Finance, said portfolio finance is the next extension in the evolution of private investment grade assets. 

    9m - Jun 3, 2024
  • IMCA and AM Best Marketing Leader Lunch with Berkley Select’s Lisa Rowland

    Lisa Rowland, assistant vice president of marketing and distribution at Berkley Select, discusses Rebranding strategies, Innovation in marketing, Creating strategic marketing campaigns, and attracting the next generation of marketing talent.

    31m - May 31, 2024
  • KCC’s Ward: Hurricanes Increasing in Intensity

    Dan Ward, atmospheric scientist and director of model development, Karen Clark and Co., discusses the outlook for the 2024 hurricane season. Ward expects a very active season this year, especially in places such as Florida and Louisiana, as well as wildfire as a secondary peril.

    12m - May 30, 2024
  • AM Best: Social Inflation Remains A Thorn in the Side of Casualty Insurers

    AM Best Associate Director David Blades and Associate Analyst Justin Aimone discuss a new Best's Special Report that finds the impact of social inflation on insurance claims costs is unpredictable and excessive.

    10m - May 29, 2024
  • Munich Re’s Bove: Very Active Hurricane Season Is Likely

    Mark Bove, meteorologist & SVP of natural catastrophe solutions, Munich Re America, discusses the findings of a new hurricane outlook report that indicate an active season could be on tap for Atlantic hurricanes.

    6m - May 28, 2024
  • Modeling the Future Challenge Looks to Inspire Actuaries of Tomorrow

    Nichole Semprit, senior program specialist, The Actuarial Foundation, and Moriah Sanya, STEM programs coordinator, Institute of Competition Sciences, discuss the Modeling the Future Challenge, a competition for high school students who look to solve real world problems using their math skills.

    10m - May 27, 2024
  • Student Challenge Considers the Impacts of Legalized Recreational Marijuana

    High school students Timothy Chen and Aryan Mukherjee, who took part in the Modeling the Future Challenge, a competition that uses math to address real world problems, discussed their project that also used AM Best data to examine how legalized recreational marijuana could impact private passenger auto insurance rates.

    7m - May 24, 2024
  • How Insurance Asset Managers Are Negotiating the New Investment Environment

    John Weber sits down with Jennifer Quisenberry from New England Asset Management to revisit past conversations from the series and gain fresh insights into the investment landscape. Watch and listen as they examine the current investment outlook and review the key factors shaping today’s insurance investment environment.

    28m - May 23, 2024
  • Emerging Insurance Asset Investment Risks and Opportunities

    Real estate, hedge funds, private equity, stocks and credit instruments create many opportunities for investment managers. A panel of leaders and experts spoke about the trade-offs of these asset classes.

    28m - May 22, 2024
  • How Insurers Are Addressing Earlier Low-Rate Investments

    It’s crucial for the industry to adapt to shifting market dynamics, regulatory changes and emerging technologies in order to effectively manage assets, a panel of industry leaders told AM Best TV.

    31m - May 20, 2024
  • Negotiating the Higher-Yield Insurance Asset Environment

    AM Best TV hosted a panel of insurance leaders who said they believe the current economy and interest rate environment will continue to linger as the industry keeps its eye on how the Federal Reserve will respond to inflation data.

    28m - May 20, 2024
  • Leaders Panel: Non-Modeled Natural Perils Drive Significant Losses

    Katie McGrath, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, and Martin Neuhaus, Munich Re, said non-modeled natural perils, particularly severe convective storms, have increased losses significantly, requiring insurers to adjust pricing and coverage. They were interviewed by AM Best TV at RIMS Riskworld 2024 in San Diego.

    7m - May 17, 2024
  • Swiss Re's Finucane: US P&C Insurers Gaining Momentum

    James Finucane, senior economist, sigma research, Swiss Re, discusses a new report that shows that strong premium gains, easing claims-cost inflation and higher investment returns are boosting US P&C industry results after a difficult period. 

    7m - May 16, 2024
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