THE LONDON MARKET CONFERENCE 2019

After a decade of market softening and steady widening of terms and conditions, recently London Market carriers have become far more active in managing the underperforming sections of their portfolios. 

 

Lacklustre classes have been re-underwritten or dropped altogether and greater focus applied to trimming loss ratios and enhancing prospective returns.

 

Following the catastrophe events of the past 2 years, even the most indiscriminate of ILS investors are also becoming more discerning in their allocations of capital.

 

Pricing and prospective returns have already responded positively in many lines. How should London carriers build on this positive momentum?

 

How should the leadership of the London Market be positioning itself now that so much progress has been so hard-won?

 

However capacity remains abundant and pricing is looking more attractive, so how long can this new-found discipline last?

 

How should brokers and their clients best navigate this changing world?


WHY ATTEND?

On 7 November at The Insurance Insider London Market Conference held the best attended, most thought-provoking and strategic event for (re)insurance professionals, executives and advisers involved with the London market.

 

Our guests learnt the latest thinking from an unrivalled gathering of industry luminaries and took part in extensive networking opportunities  with our speakers and sector peers.

SPEAKER LINE-UP

AGENDA

Full schedule of keynotes, sessions, and workshops

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Antonello Aquino

Associate Managing Director, EMEA Insurance Head & Africa Banking

Moodys 

Pina Albo

CEO
Hamilton Insurance Group

Ann Haugh

President, Global Markets
AXIS Re

Sheila Cameron

CEO
Lloyd's Market Association

Ben Canagaretna

Group Chief Actuary
Barbican Insurance Group

Stephen Catlin

Chairman and Chief Executive
Convex Group Limited

Dominic Christian

Global Chairman, Reinsurance Solutions
Aon

Lucy Clarke

President
Marsh JLT Specialty

Steve Dellow 

Director, Technology Risk Assurance
BDO London

David Flandro

Managing Director, Analytics
Hyperion X

Paul Greensmith

CEO UK Region and UK Legal Entities
AXA XL

David Howden

CEO
Hyperion

Elizabeth Jenkin

Managing Director 
RFIB Group

Bronek Masojada

Chairman
Placing Platform Limited

Steve McGill CBE

Founder and Chief Executive Officer 
McGill and Partners

Emma McGovern

Customer Success Manager
Cytora

Martin Membery

Partner
Sidley Austin

Frank Murphy

Chairman, THB Group, President, International Division 

AmWINS Group, Inc.

John Neal

CEO
Lloyd's

Mike Sapnar

President & CEO

TransRe

Richie Whitt

Co-CEO
Markel Corporation

Emma Woolley

CEO
Cathedral Underwriting 

AGENDA

08:00 - 08:55

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
 

08:55 – 09:00

CHAIR'S INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

  • Catrin Shi, Acting Managing Editor, The Insurance Insider 

09:00 – 09:05

WELCOME FROM DXC TECHNOLOGY

  • John Taylor, AGM London Market, Insurance, DXC Technology

09:05 – 09:20

  • David Howden, CEO, Hyperion Insurance Group

09:20 – 09:35

  • Mike Sapnar, CEO, TransRe

09:35 – 09:50

  • Pina Albo, CEO, Hamilton Insurance Group

09:50 – 10:05

  • Richie Whitt, Co-CEO, Markel Corporation

10:05  – 10:25

GROUP Q&A
 

10:25 – 10:55

COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

 

10:55 – 11:15

  • Stephen Catlin, Chairman & Chief Executive, Convex Group 

11:15 - 12:00

STATE OF THE MARKET‚Äč

  • Charlie Thomas, Content Director, The Insurance Insider (Moderator)

  • Antonello Aquino, Associate Managing Director - EMEA Insurance Head & Africa Banking, Moody’s

  • Ann Haugh, President, Global Markets, AXIS Re
  • Paul Greensmith, CEO UK Region and UK Legal Entities, AXA XL

  • Elizabeth Jenkin, Managing Director, RFIB Group

  • Emma Woolley, CEO, Cathedral Underwriting 

Will hardening trends continue into 2020 or will they fizzle out?

Has broker consolidation had an impact on London market distribution?

Will increased demand in wholesale be sustained over the next 12 months?

How much of the hardening is due to the actions of large market players? And how much is cyclical?

Will there be more players withdrawing from classes or putting themselves into run-off?

Is more pain to come on prior year casualty reserving?

What is the impact of new entrants into the market?

12:00 - 12:45

THE FUTURE OF LLOYD'S

  • Catrin Shi, Acting Managing Editor, The Insurance Insider
  • Sheila Cameron, CEO, Lloyd’s Market Association

  • Dominic Christian, Global Chairman, Reinsurance Solutions, Aon

  • Martin Membery, Partner, Sidley

  • Bronek Masojada, Chairman, PPL

  • Frank Murphy, Chairman, THB Group, President, International Division, AmWINS Group, Inc.

Is it realistic to believe that Lloyd’s could become a preferred market for simple, high volume, low premium P&C risk?

How can Lloyd’s attract more efficient capital, better business and more customers to the market?

Are there any aspects of streamlined automatic underwriting and claims payment structures that worry you?  

What are the easy wins that the modernisation programme should tackle first?

Is it right to open up distribution to retail brokers around the world?
 

12:45 - 12:50 

WELCOME TO LUNCH

  • Kasha Mleko, New Business Development Professional, New England Asset Management 

12:50 - 14:00

LUNCH & NETWORKING
 

14:00 - 14:20

  • Lucy Clarke, President, Marsh JLT Specialty

14:20 - 15:05

PANEL: INNOVATION IN GLOBAL (RE)INSURANCE

  • Steve Dellow, Director, Technology Risk Assurance, BDO London 
  • Talbir Bains, Founder & CEO, Volante Global
  • Ben Canagaretna, Group Chief Actuary, Barbican Insurance Group
  • David Flandro, Managing Director, Analytics, Hyperion X
  • Emma McGovern, Customer Success Manager, Cytora

Are we really innovating? What type of tech/innovation is really making a difference, and what is not?

Is successful InsurTech really just about creating tools to make incumbent underwriters better? Is it, or should it, be more than that?

How many of the core underwriting attributes and tasks could be automated in a complex risk world?

Which technologies are we seeing have a substantial impact on the London market?  

Innovation can come in many shapes and forms outside of pure technology – are there cultural or organisational changes that we need to make?

What are the risks that need to be considered as organisations implement innovative ideas, and how can we mitigate these?

15:05 - 15:30

COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

 

15:30 - 16:00

  • Steve McGill CBE, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, McGill and Partners

16:00 - 16:40

  • John Neal, CEO, Lloyd’s

16:40 - 18:00

networking drinks & canapes

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