Few in legacy circles would dispute that over the past three years the market has witnessed some of the most rapid change seen in decades. New deals from new sellers are steadily flowing into the market. New capital has arrived in the form of private equity and hedge fund money. And with both of these developments come new opportunities. The only thing missing is an … [Read more...] about Legacy Roundtable 2019
We are pleased to release the results of the Global Insurance Run-off Survey 2019. There has been tremendous growth in the run-off sector in the last decade as it has developed into a key component of the insurance macro market.This survey, based on responses from a cross-section of global risk carriers, run-off acquirers and service providers, predicts that momentum will … [Read more...] about Global Insurance Run-Off Survey 2019
AIRROC's Executive Director, Carolyn Fahey, participated in the Insurance Insider’s annual Legacy Roundtable with many of the most influential business leaders in the legacy market in what proved to be a thoughtful and engaging discussion around what a legacy carrier needs not just to survive, but to thrive in the new market norm. Read more by clicking on this link. … [Read more...] about Legacy Roundtable 2019
After serving on AIRROC’s board for 14 years, most recently as Chair of the Education Committee, Karen Amos stepped down effective January 1, 2019. Resolute nominated Arvind Krishnamurthy to run for Karen’s spot, and the AIRROC membership elected him in the October 2018 election cycle for a three-year term. As Chief Operating Officer of Resolute Management Services Limited … [Read more...] about Karen Amos, “Outgoing” Board Member
AIRROC continues to attract talented, experienced, and committed members to serve on its board. Please join us in welcoming Eleni Iacovides, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Bill Bouvier as the newest members. To encourage our readers to get to know each of them better, we include a “conversational gambit” about each. Eleni Iacovides, Group Chief Client Officer at DARAG Group Ltd., … [Read more...] about Grabbing the Baton: Meet the New AIRROC Board Members 2019
Fran Semaya and Fred Pomerantz, members of the AIRROC Publication Committee, had the pleasure of interviewing Thomas E. Workman for an AIRROC Matters exclusive. Tom, with over four decades of insurance background, was appointed as the Independent Member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), for a term of six years on March 29, 2018 after nomination by President … [Read more...] about Interview of Thomas Workman
AIRROC is pleased for the 7th year to have presented the Trish Getty Scholarship to a very deserving student. This year’s award recipient is Kayla Cecchine, who will graduate in May 2020 from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. She is pursuing a double major in Risk Management Insurance and Business Intelligence and Analytics. In presenting the scholarship, AIRROC … [Read more...] about AIRROC Congratulates Kayla Cecchine: Recipient of the 2018 Trish Getty Scholarship
Luann Petrellis may be relatively new to the AIRROC network, but her experience in managing run-off portfolios and her most recent work on legislative reform efforts to support restructuring have fueled her rapid ascension into the AIRROC panoply of stars: The AIRROC Person of the Year Award of 2018. She joins past winners: Stephen Johnson (2017), William Flaherty (2016), The … [Read more...] about Luann Petrellis: AIRROC Person of the Year 2018
Carolyn Fahey and Francine Semaya recently had the pleasure of interviewing Oklahoma Insurance Department Commissioner John Doak and others in the Department. They talked about the Oklahoma Senate Bill 1101, known as the Insurance Business Transfer Act, that was signed by Governor Mary Fallin on May 7, 2018. This new law provides an efficient mechanism for insurance companies … [Read more...] about A-Ok in OK
Memorable Memories It is a momentous year as IRLA (The Association of Run-Off Companies as it was originally known) was formed 20 years ago. IRLA began as a city-based group of like-minded (re)insurance, intermediary and professional service companies and professionals, and has become an association with the international breadth of membership to influence the way in which … [Read more...] about IRLA Celebrates 20 Years!
With this edition, we are introducing Legacy Link, a new look and perspective that will replace our prior Spotlight column. In Legacy Link, we will highlight the personal side of the business. We hope to give our members a chance to connect by sharing professional experiences, hobbies and ideas that further our networking initiatives, and build our community of runoff claims … [Read more...] about Legacy Link: William Teich
A good few eyes are focused on the daily, if not hourly, developing news on the UK’s departure from the European Union. What does it mean for the London Market and in turn for those who deal with its many participants both in the EU and throughout the rest of the world? The run-up to Brexit might have resonances of Y2K and the millennium bug but it is distinctly different. Y2K … [Read more...] about Brexit: Whats going on?
AIRROC’s Carolyn Fahey participated in The Insurance Insider Roundtable with other prominent players in the legacy market. It was held in May, 2018, during the annual IRLA Congress in Brighton, England. The Roundtable was a spirited and enlightening discussion on the current optimism in the legacy market, the impact of Brexit, and the overall outlook and trends for the legacy … [Read more...] about IRLA Legacy Roundtable
In January 2018, we launched the eleventh edition of our run- off survey, in conjunction with both IRLA and, for the first time, AIRROC. Our survey was expanded to account for the worldwide nature of the run-off market and estimated the value of the global non-life run-off market to be at least US$730bn. It is no shock that the U.S. dominates the global market by value and, by … [Read more...] about Results Are In… AIRROC Co-Sponsors First PwC Global Insurance Runoff Survey
AIRROC presented the Trish Getty Scholarship to two very deserving St. Joseph’s University students. The 6th Annual award recipients are Ashley Myers and Samantha String, who are both juniors majoring in Risk Management and Insurance. The selection committee had a difficult time choosing between the two candidates so decided to split the scholarship for the first time in its … [Read more...] about AIRROC Awards Trish Getty Scholarship
Stephen Johnson exemplified the attributes that earned him this award by beginning his acceptance speech with praise for this year’s recipients of the Trish Getty Scholarship award. He led an enthusiastic round of applause for Ashley Myers and Samantha String (both students at Saint Joseph’s University) and the prospect of a future in the insurance business that includes such … [Read more...] about AIRROC Person of the Year 2017 – Stephen J. Johnson
All insurance and reinsurance companies want to avoid public disclosures or headlines regarding significant reserve increases, such as the recent newsworthy reserve adjustments that more than a few companies have taken for asbestos, silicosis, or other large tort liability claims. But how? The secret lies in the early identification of “bad” claims when there is time to alter … [Read more...] about “Eyes-On” Management: Watch Lists for Effective Management of Significant P&C Insurance Risks
In a world where “strong and stable” equates to weak and uncertain, the European legacy market remains strong and stable (as defined by the Oxford Dictionary), transparent, and continues to deliver Certainty (the capital C is not a typo!) and a cleaner, leaner and stronger balance sheet to each carrier that engages in the process through the implementation of the most … [Read more...] about The Legacy Market: Strength. Stability. Transparency. Certainty. That Order.
Please tell our readers about your work history and lessons you have learned. Having worked in insurance for 32 years, of which the last 27 years has been in the run-off sector, I learned at an early stage that run-off was an exciting place to be. The innovation and determination of practitioners to find a solution or manage a problem keeps the sector fresh and an enjoyable … [Read more...] about Paul Corver, R&Q the “IRLA” of Run Off
Legacy education and training is a growing market. Barbara Hadley of Iskaboo asked Ben Baker of IRLA and Carolyn Fahey of AIRROC how they define ‘training’ and ‘education’ in the context of their respective associations. ‘To the IRLA Academy, training and education go hand in hand depending on what needs to be achieved,’ says Baker. ‘Training is aimed at developing a new, or … [Read more...] about Learning about Legacy: Interview with Ben Baker of IRLA and Carolyn Fahey of AIRROC