8:15am Registration and Refreshments


Chad Runchey, ‎Principal, Insurance Advisory Services, EY

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Eric A. Cioppa, Vice President, NAIC and Superintendent, MAINE BUREAU OF INSURANCE

9:50am ALL-STAR PANEL DISCUSSION: Focusing on risk alignment

  • How do you manage risk in the organization in the most efficient way?
  • How can you balance the desire for a strong risk management structure in an era of cost cutting?
  • How to ensure controls and compliance work together to have a consistent approach
  • Rising trend for the use of robotics and advanced analytics in risk controls and compliance activities

Moderator: Tom Campanile, Partner, Financial Services Advisory, EY
Donna DeMaio,
Executive Vice President and Chief Auditor, AIG
Howard Albert,
Chief Risk Officer, ASSURED GUARANTY
Karl Erhardt,
EVP and Chief Auditor, METLIFE

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10:40am Morning break and opportunity to network

11:10am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The future of the insurance industry

Nicholas C. Silitch, Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President, PRUDENTIAL

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11:40am LIVE INTERVIEW: Delving into Liquidity Risk for North American insurers

  • How to quantify liquidity risk? What are the possible sources of liquidity risk? 
  • Liquidity risk management and risk reduction techniques
  • Examining the impact of derivative clearing on insurance companies' liquidity risk, given long term economic hedging needs

Moderator: Dr. Hal Pedersen, Head of Quantitative Finance, CONNING 
Rishi Kapur,
Head of Financial Risk, MANULIFE
Nathaniel Wallman,

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12:20pm CRO PANEL: Surviving in an era of change and upheaval

  • What are the biggest risks and threats for the year to come?
  • What are the top regulatory requirements and risk priorities in the current market environment?
  • Best practices for conducting the risk self-assessment
  • Best approach for identifying and quantifying risks? Scenario analysis, internal/external data, or a blend of the two?

Moderator: Brian Rhoads, Practice Leader for Insurance, QUANTITATIVE RISK MANAGEMENT
Michelle Moloney,
Chief Risk Officer, PROTECTIVE LIFE
Pooja Rahman,‎
Head of Financial Risk, NEW YORK LIFE
John Langione,
Chief Risk Officer, QBE NORTH AMERICA

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1:10pm Lunch and networking break

2:10pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Changing investment strategies


  • How has the current liquidity and capital constrained environment impacted your appetite towards non-traditional and traditional assets? 
  • Investing in growth assets in a capital constrained world
  • Which factors are likely to have the biggest influence on your asset allocation?
  • How much real discretion can an insurance manager hand over to the portfolio manager?


Moderator: Jim Gilligan, ‎Retired President and CEO, BLUE CROSS LIFE CANADA
Mike Huff,
Director, Portfolio Management & Asset Allocation, TIAA
Mark Abbott,
Managing Director, Head of Analytics and Reporting, GUARDIAN LIFE
Zach Meier,
‎Assistant Vice President, GREAT-WEST LIFE

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2:55pm FIRESIDE CHAT: Emergence of converging fraud and cyber threats


  • The advent of advanced technologies allows criminals to attempt fraud at unprecedented scales
  • Organizations are challenged to protect and monitor all of their customer touchpoints across their various channels, with an increasing number of them being digital
  • Attacks are increasingly targeting data itself as the asset of value
  • Coupled with the pace of fraud, identity theft, and fraudsters' abilities to exploit that information, this presents a troubling trend for businesses
  • As criminals have adapted to fraud prevention techniques and continue to circumvent stronger security controls, have companies adapted to these new, converging cyber threats?


Moderator: Chris Lanzilotta, Principal, Cyber Risk Services, EY
David Kerman, Senior Manager, Information Technology Advisory, EY

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3:30pm Afternoon coffee and networking break

4:00pm LIVE INTERVIEW: Regulating the present and preparing for the future

  • Covered Delving into Covered Agreement: what does it do for insurers? What is the timetable of implementation? What is the future of its supervision? What are the pros and cons of the agreement?
  • State vs Fed: How are regulators working together in the current uncertain regulatory environment? 
  • With the current political climate what is your perspective on deregulation? How will the Trump Presidency impact ICS and IAIS? How can we stay engaged in a global approach to insurance regulations?

Moderator: Jim Gilligan, ‎Retired President and CEO, BLUE CROSS LIFE CANADA
David Huntley,
VP Financial Risk Management, MASSMUTUAL
Ian Adamczyk,
Vice President, International Regulatory and Government Affairs, PRUDENTIAL 

4:40pm CHAMPAGNE ROUNDATBLES: Bring your questions, leave with your answers!

From session to roundtable - Take the day's most contentious issues and fully engage with your peers in small interactive roundtable discussions to drill down, best practice share and take away diverse approaches to the same challenge from your fellow industry peers.

Roundtable 1: ERM- connecting the engine house to the boardroom
Jim Gilligan, ‎Retired President and CEO, BLUE CROSS LIFE CANADA

Roundtable 2: Investment strategies driving returns
Mike Huff, Director, Portfolio Management & Asset Allocation, TIAA

Roundtable 3: Emerging risks
John Langione, Chief Risk Officer, QBE NORTH AMERICA

Roundtable 4: Liquidity Risk
Rishi Kapur, Head of Financial Risk, MANULIFE


Chad Runchey, ‎Principal, Insurance Advisory Services, EY

5:35pm Networking Drinks Reception

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