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Event Overview

This year the elite of the world’s insurance industry will meet in Zurich for The Reactions Magazine’s Global Insurance Conference 2009. As the financial services industry resets itself following the worst crises for decades, the insurance sector faces a number of hurdles in re-affirming consumer confidence in a new regulatory environment. Industry leaders from insurance, reinsurance, asset management, professional service providers and risk managers will discuss the challenges and opportunities when establishing the new paradigm of the global insurance industry.

Through a series of innovative presentations and interactive panel discussions, topics to be covered at the event include:
  • Educating policyholders and shareholders: Re-establishing consumer confidence in industry stakeholders
  • Influence of the new regulatory environment on investor appetite
  • The portfolio balancing act: How to structure a balanced portfolio in a new financial environment
  • The role of asset managers: How has this changed as a result of recent turmoil?
  • How are re/insurers fairing compared with other financial institutions such  banks, private equity houses and hedge funds
  • Ratings methodology and the role of the rating agent following the financial market reset
  • Solvency II: impact on the insurance industry and its position in the ever more competitive financial services sector
  • Risk management strategies for a new paradigm in insurance

Confirmed speakers include: Stefan Lippe, Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Re
Dieter Wemmer, CFO, Zurich Financial
Jo Oechslin, CRO, Munich Re Group
Mark Byrne, Chairman & Founder, Flagstone Reinsurance

Frank Ellenbürger, Global Sector Leader, Insurance, KPMG
Karel Van Hulle, Head of Unit Insurance and Pensions, EU Commission
Thomas Steffen, Executive Director, BAFIN Germany
Patrick Liedtke, Secretary General and Managing Director, The Geneva Association
Burkhard Keese, Executive Vice President, Group Financial Reporting, Allianz SE
James Illingworth, Group Chief Risk Officer, Amlin
Monica Mächler, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA
Paolo de Martin, CFO, Scor
Mike Morrissey, President & CEO, IIS
Ben Zehnwirth, Professorial Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales and CEO, Insureware

New for 2009:

Monday, 9th November 2009
Pre-conference Briefing Day: Solvency II – Challenge or opportunity?
Aligning regulatory compliance with your organisation’s business objectives

Lead by Peter Ott (KPMG in Germany) & Ad Kok (KPMG in the Netherlands)

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