Moody's Insurance Summit 2018
Optimising Performance in Today's World.
THURSDAY, may 24, 2018
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Moody’s Insurance Summit will once again gather over 150 leading insurance industry practitioners and credit analysts to explore industry trends and challenges with a mix of high-profile speakers and interactive breakout discussions.

With the dust barely settled on Solvency II, and with IFRS 17 on the way, insurers are asked to make progress on numerous fronts simultaneously. Optimising financial performance, implementing a significant change to financial reporting, – and enhancing environmental and social practices – all at a time of great technological change.

Key topics include:

How are insurers utilising enhanced modelling and analytics to optimise their financial performance
What are the challenges and opportunities driven by the forthcoming IFRS17 reporting standard
How are insurers integrating environmental, social and governmental factors and addressing potential risks in their decisions
This complimentary conference is open to Moody's Investors Service issuers,
Moody's Analytics clients and senior insurance industry executives.
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08.30   Registration and Coffee

09:00    Welcome Address

Moody’s Representative

09:15     Keynote Presentation

Performance Optimisation: Fit for the Future at Zurich

George Quinn, Group Chief Financial Officer, Zurich Insurance

09:45     Presentation

European Insurance Credit Trends

  • Moody's European life, property & casualty outlook for 2018
  • Deep dive into Solvency II capital structure and implications for financial leverage

Antonello Aquino, Associate Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service

10:15     Panel Discussion

Optimising Performance Through Business Insight

  • ‍How are firms building upon compliance activities to deliver enhanced financial performance

Colin Holmes, Managing Director, Moody's Analytics

Viktor Knava, Director, Insurance Advisory Blackrock

Nirav Morjaria, Global Head of Economic Capital, HSBC

11:00    Coffee & Networking Break

11:30     Panel Discussion

Sustainability & Insurance: Assessing the Risks and Opportunities

  • Impact of Sustainability on insurers' balance sheet
  • Climate change affecting insurers' risk profile
  • From exclusion to integration: Embedding ESG in investment decisions

Rahul Ghosh, Senior Vice President - ESG and Green Bonds, Moody's Investors Service

12.15     Stream A Sessions

MIS Stream 1: (Re)insurance: Shaping the Business Models of the Future

  • Economic, demographic, technological and regulatory factors driving change in business models of insurer
  • Accelerating changes in M&A universe: Case studies
  • Diverging strategies and credit implications

Benjamin Serra, Senior Vice President, Moody's Investors Service

MA Stream 1: Constructing IFRS 17 Discount Rates

Nick Jessop, Senior Director - Research, Moody's Analytics

13:00     Lunch and Networking

14:00      Stream B Sessions

MIS Stream 2: Interactive Q&A Session with Moody's Senior Analysts
Join to discuss a wide range of topics affecting the EMEA insurance sector, including Solvency II, (re)insurance cycles, methodology updates and more

Led by Antonello Aquino, Associate Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service

Dominic Simpson, Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service

Brandan Holmes, Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service

MA Stream 2: Practicalities of Implementing IFRS 17 Challenges

Richard Hart, Director - Insurance & Investment Management, PwC

James Pearson, Director - Assuarance, PwC

14:45     Closing Keynote

IFRS 17: Communicating Performance with Consistency and Transparency

Nick Anderson, Board Member, International Accounting Standards Board

15:30     Close of the Conference

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Guest Speakers

George Quinn
Group Chief Financial Officer, Zurich Insurance plc

George started his career at KPMG 1988 in London, where he held several positions working with the insurance and reinsurance industry. He joined Swiss Re in 1999 as Chief Accounting Officer based in Zurich and later served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Swiss Re Group’s Financial Services. Mr. Quinn became the Regional CFO for Swiss Re Americas based in New York in 2003. In March 2007 he became Swiss Re Group’s CFO. Mr. Quinn joined Zurich in May 2014 as Group CFO and member of the Executive Committee. He became Chairman of Zurich Insurance plc (Ireland) in October 2015.

Nick Anderson
Board member, International Accounting Standards Board

Nick was appointed as a member
of the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) in 2017.
He has 30 years of practical experience, mainly as a buy-side investor using and supporting the development of high-quality financial reporting. Mr Anderson
joins from Janus Henderson Investors in the UK, where he served as global equity portfolio manager and head of equity research. Mr Anderson was a member of the UK Accounting Standards Board from 2007 to 2013 and a founding member of the Corporate Reporting Users’ Forum (CRUF).

Moody's Speakers

Colin Holmes
Managing Director, Enterprise Risk Solution, Moody's Analytics

Colin is Managing Director of Insurance Solutions at Moody’s Analytics. The bulk of Colin’s career has been spent in financial risk management with Barrie & Hibbert (B&H) and Moody’s Analytics. During his time at B&H, Colin had a broad involvement across the business, working within a range of technical, management and customer-focused roles, in the UK, Europe and the US. 

Simon Harris
Managing Director, Global Insurance and Managed Investments
Moody's Investors Service

Simon is responsible for Moody’s analytic teams maintaining
Moody’s ratings on re/insurers and managed investments globally.

Antonello Aquino
Associate Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group Moody's Investors Service

Antonello is responsible for Moody’s analytic team maintaining Moody’s ratings on EMEA insurers. Antonello joined Moody’s in 2008 as a senior insurance analyst covering some of the major European (re)insurers.

Rahul Ghosh
Senior Vice President, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) and Green Bonds, Moody's Investors Service

Rahul coordinates the company’s thematic and educational research and outreach initiatives on the impact of ESG considerations for global credit markets. Rahul also serves as a senior analyst for Moody’s Green Bond Assessments (GBAs), which evaluate the effectiveness of an issuer’s approach to managing, administering, allocating proceeds to and reporting on environmental projects financed with green bonds.

Benjamin Serra
VP - Sr Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group,
Moody's Investors Service

Benjamin has primary analytical responsibility for a number of insurance and reinsurance groups in France, Switzerland, Italy, the Benelux countries and the UK.He also covered for many years the German, Spanish and CIS insurance markets, as well as credit insurers. Prior to joining Moody’s in 2006, Benjamin worked for the French insurance supervisory authority and the French financial markets supervisory authority.

Dominic Simpson
VP-Sr Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group,
 Moody's Investors Service

Dominic covers a wide range of issuers as lead analyst including Nordic P&C insurers, UK Life and P&C insurers, Allianz and AXA. Before joining Moody’s in June 1998, he helped found Syndicate Underwriting Research Limited (SURL), where he was Head of Research. SURL was acquired by Moody’s in 1998. MA (Hons) St Andrews University, Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII).

Brandan Holmes
VP-Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group ,
Moody's Investors Service

Brandan is a Vice President – Senior Analyst in the EMEA Insurance Team, with
analytical responsibility for a range of (re)insurance ratings across the EMEA region. Brandan joined Moody’s New York office in 2010, as an analyst responsible for a
diverse portfolio of US insurance and reinsurance companies. Prior to joining Moody’s, he was Assured Guaranty Ltd., responsible for accounting policy and transaction advisory services. 

Nick Jessop
Senior Director - Research,
Moody's Analytics

Nick leads a team of over 20 quantitative analysts,
economists and financial engineers based in the UK. Nick's team work researching MA's risk management solutions including both legacy B&H Scenario Generation
Solutions and KMV Credit Solutions. Nick has many years of experience developing financial stochastic models and calibration methods. Nick has two decades of research experience, split between financial and scientific fields.

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