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A.M. BestTV: Regulation, Excess Capital Take Center Stage at Property/Casualty Industry Forum
[January 17, 2014]

A.M. BestTV: Regulation, Excess Capital Take Center Stage at Property/Casualty Industry Forum

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In this episode of A.M. BestTV, top insurance industry executives and officials discuss major market shifts at the Property/Casualty Insurance Joint Industry Forum in New York, caused predominantly by regulatory uncertainty and a glut of new capital. Many executives, including Michael Sapnar, president and CEO of Transatlantic Holdings Inc., and Jay Gelb, managing director at Barclays Capital, said the influx of alternative capital is causing a market transformation. Matt Mosher, senior vice president of global ratings at A.M. Best Co., said he expects the long-term effect of the overabundant capital to go beyond the immediate impacts being seen in the property catastrophe reinsurance market. On regulation, John Huff, director of Missouri's Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration, said the uncertainty is hampering the ability of the property/casualty sector to conduct its business. The event included some 250 top executives from the property/casualty insurance and reinsurance industry. Robert Hartwig, president of the Insurance Information Institute, said the forum provide leaders from all the different corners of the industry with an opportunity to meet with each other in discuss topics of great interest. Click on to view the video program.

People who appear in this episode include:

  • Matt Mosher, Senior Vice President of Global Ratings, A.M. Best Co.
  • Leigh Ann Pusey, President and CEO, American Insurance Association
  • Dan Glaser, President and CEO, Marsh ≈ McLennan Cos.
  • Franklin Montross, Chairman and CEO, General Re Corp.
  • Robert Hartwig, President, Insurance Information Institute (III)
  • Michael Sapnar, President and CEO, Transatlantic Holdings Inc.
  • John Huff, Director, Sate of Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration
  • Neil Wolin, Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Treasury Department
  • Jay Gelb, Managing Director, Barclays Capital

Full-length interviews from the event also are available for viewing:

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