WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27 @ 11AM ET
11:00am-11:05am Opening Remarks by Stacie Lilien, Global Head of Event Programming, Advisen
11:05am-11:50am “2020 A Year Like No Other”
For the transaction insurance market, 2020 brought a confluence of events – the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly shifted the way we do business, transforming face-to-face interactions into video conference calls. The pandemic also produced a brief dip in deal flow, but mergers and acquisitions seem to be picking up pace again. The global insurance and reinsurance market has hardened and transaction coverage is maturing as a product. Capacity has increased, and insurers are getting more rate, but is there enough focus on limit management? One year ago, capital looking for M&A opportunities hit an all-time high — during 2020, has the market unfolded as expected? Is coverage evolving and are challenging times flexing the boundaries of what the product is meant to cover? What does 2021 look like and what’s on the horizon for this expanding insurance market?
11:50am-11:58am Shop Talk Sponsored by Concord Specialty Risks
Will Standard Representations & Required Thresholds of Professional & Operational Diligence Be The New Standard for RWI in 2021?
As losses mount for insurers and reinsurers, the question of confronting the M&A bar is whether and how long RWI is sustainable under current M&A practices. Many insurers are now tailoring representations and increasing pricing - as reinsurance renewals get negotiated. This Shop Talk discussion starts where the prior discussion ends and highlights the key factors that may realign buyers, sellers, and insurers.
11:58am-12:06pm Shop Talk Sponsored by QBE
Representations and Warranties Insurance: it's all about claims
In today's fast-paced world, buyers and sellers are looking to protect their interests when closing deals. In this interview, QBE will explore current trends and the claims process. They will showcase how they are differentiating themselves with expertise and services - looking at best practices for combining claims service with a personal touch.
12:06pm-12:36pm Lucheon Interview Sponsored by DUAL
In this luncheon interview, DUAL's global transaction insurance leaders provide a 360 perspective on the Transactions Insurance space from the lens of the customer, underwriter, and advisor, with customers sharing what really matters on their side of the deal and DUAL's international transaction insurance professionals sharing their thoughts on the global transactions insurance market, cross-border considerations, and expectations in 2021.