Risk management and strategy in a low rates environment
Insurance Risk magazine will host the inaugural Insurance Risk North America conference in New York on December 11, 2012.
As the US economy climbs out of recession, insurers are grappling with a range of risk management challenges. At a high level, insurers have the challenge of achieving growth in the face of weak economic conditions. The chief risk officer has a crucial role in ensuring the company successfully navigates the risks associated with the growth strategies it pursues.
Meanwhile, low interest rates and volatile equity markets are putting pressure on insurers' investment returns and present significant ALM challenges. And regulatory initiatives are increasing the burden on firms and placing an increased emphasis on risk management.
Insurers are looking for ways to understand better the risks they face and model the capital they need to support their businesses and drive profit. Insurance Risk North America will provide a forum for CROs and risk professionals to debate these issues, while expert speakers will provide insight and practical guidance to help companies meet the risk challenges of today and tomorrow.
- Developments in the regulatory landscape
- Growth strategies in the post-crisis environment
- Capital modeling and optimization
- Establishing an effective risk governance framework
- The challenge of a long-term low interest rate environment
- ALM optimization
- Efficient modeling and stress testing
2012 Speakers to include:
Gideon Pell, Chief Risk Officer, NEW YORK LIFE
Mark Abbott, Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Risk Management, GUARDIAN LIFE
Nicholas Silitch, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL
Wayne Fisher, Director, Audit Committee Chair, ZURICH HOLDING COMPANY OF AMERICA
Steve Umlauf, Managing Director, Head of Analytics, AIG
Andrew Rallis, Global Head of ALM, Senior Vice President, METLIFE
Elizabeth Ward, Executive Vice President, Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, MASSMUTUAL