Past Agenda



Market Updates


  • How is the market responding as Europe moves towards a post-COVID future? 
  • How is the market responding to changes in underlying risk such as  climate change or increased cyber losses? 
  • Has the Glasgow Climate Change Conference impacted insurance policies, markets, and risk tolerance? 
  • Maintaining competitiveness in CAT insurance after Brexit 
  • Preparing for the Solvency II Review 

Climate Change


  • What is the main driver of secondary perils: climate change, urbanization, or something else? 
  • Examining the outsized role that severe convective storms play in secondary perils 
  • Modelling and managing hail into the future 
  • Increasing the focus on secondary perils in nat cat portfolios 
  • Underwriting policies as secondary perils increase in frequency 
  • Managing the physical risk component of ESG from a nat cat perspective 



Round Table 1 
High-resolution terrorism blast modelling: enhancing underwriting and accumulation management 
Cristina Arango, Catastrophe Risk Specialist, Aon, Impact Forecasting 
Round Table 2 
Evolution of global boundary data as basis for risk management: from manual mapping of hazard zones to the current standard of CRESTA zones and beyond 
Andreas Wicht, Team Lead Cartography, GfK 
Roberta Mantovani, Senior Vice President, Guy Carpenter 
Julia Kloé, Senior Consultant Reinsurance, GfK 
Round Table 3
How can model vendors help bring alternative capital to the Cyber Risk market:  
    • What steps is the cyber modelling sector taking to build confidence around cyber risk modelling in order to bring much needed capital into the sector  
Juan Marcano, Principal - Cyber Alternative Risk Transfer, CyberCube 
Round Table 4 
$100B Cyber Risk loss: is it possible, how would it happen, How much of it would be insured?   
Nicholas Robert, Data Scientist, Denexus 
John M. Collins, VP Sales, Denexus 



  • Flood Hazard: The latest models and how they have performed in 2021/22 
  • Understanding the role climate change is playing in big rainfalls 
  • Have recent flood events in Europe improved our understanding of the relationship between flood and extra-tropical cyclone? 
  • Assessing China’s summer flood in relation to the country’s flood history and water management 
  • Scrutinizing the language of catastrophes: is rainfall included in flood? 
  • Should the insurance industry be more engaged in preventative risk management? 


  • Gaining insight from the market into the potential financial impacts of climate change 
  • Understanding why end users draw different conclusions from stress tests 
  • Determining best practice regulation of banks and insurers  
  • Underwriting climate change risk into general insurance to manage losses


  • Discussing regional distribution, our analysis of the protection gap, and the potential future impact of climate change 
  • Drawing on 10 years of annual Verisk catastrophe loss reports  




Round Table 1 
Uncovering hidden depths in cat modelling: Does your model deliver the results you need? 
Philip Oldham, Catastrophe Risk Analyst, JBA Risk Management 
Antonia MacDonald, Catastrophe Risk Analyst, JBA Risk Management 
Round Table 2 
Climate change and flood: the good, the bad and the ugly 
Dr Andrew Smith, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer Fathom 
Harry Vardigans, Business Development Manager, Fathom 
Round Table 3 
Improving Flood Risk Assessment with Imputed Data 
Tom Larsen, Principal, Industry Solutions, CoreLogic 
Round Table 4 
In the context of rising CAT event losses, how best can the Insurance Market leverage automation to better manage these losses for future CAT events? 
Louise Braybrooke, Associate Vice President Customer Success, Insurity 
Toby Lempriere, Senior Customer Success Manager, Insurity 
Round Table 5 
Designing a structure score for underwriting, repricing, and rating 
Todd Rissel, CEO & Co-Founder, E2 Value 



  • What non-traditional cyber exposures are being measured?  
  • A review of the:  
    • Data, including the validation and interpretation of the data 
    • Model approach 
    • Model review 
    • Single event review 
    • Financial model Results and output  
  • Model results and findings 
  • Examining comparisons from the results by model provider 
  • Why are the models different? 
  • How do the different models create, calibrate, and validate, distinct views of risk? 


  • Building realistic scenarios for cyber cat modelling in a dynamic cyber threat and insurance landscape  
  • Inviting new opportunities for innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration 



  • The cyber data puzzle: integrating external data sources, cedant exposure and modelled output 
  • Designing models that meet CRO requirements and rating agency reporting expectations 
  • Assessing the resilience of the cyber market following a tail event 
  • Using data and AI to help model the likelihood and severity of a black swan event 
  • Questioning whether cyber-attacks should fall under war exclusions 
  • Managing the financial risk of a cyber portfolio 





Risk Management


  • Is the market moving quickly enough? 
  • Thought leadership on how to better develop the market and understand risk 
  • Identifying trends in liability insurance through data analytics 
  • How has COVID-19 and resulting supply chain issues impacted man-made liability insurance?
  • Analysing the Suez Canal blockage losses and their ramifications 
  • Exploring marine insurance losses 


  • Monitoring risk to avoid exceeding capacity 
  • Influencing the industry’s solvency through systemic bias 



Model Updates and Challenges


  • What elements of loss are not included in the hurricane models? 
  • What did Hurricane Ida teach the re/insurance industry about current models? 
  • Managing higher than expected losses from the hurricane, social inflation, and supply chain interruption




  • Harnessing models to achieve greater impact in resilience and profit 
  • Are the new models for peak perils an improvement? 
  • Have climate change versions of models changed the game? 
  • Answering why it’s taking time to meet requirements for more accurate models 
  • What is required to ensure that tomorrow’s models have a more positive impact? 


  • What models currently exist within the marketplace that represent a change in risk over time due to global warming?
  • What technology is used to derive multiple views of future risk? I.e. the difference between modelling 2030 and 2050. 
  • How can these models be useful? I.e. meeting regulatory requirements such as CBES



  • How are model assumptions changing as wildfire frequency increases? 
  • Influencing renewal projects to ensure wildfire remains insurable 
  • Should the re/insurance industry be focusing more on wildfire? 
  • Distinguishing man-made and naturally occurring bushfires 
  • What impact is climate change having on wildfires across Europe, the USA, and Australia?



  • Building graduate interest in CAT risk as career 
  • Setting the next generation of CAT professionals up for success



Women in Insurance Workshop 

Thursday 17th March 2022  
Build confidence, develop resilience, and challenge the imposter syndrome - all while developing your leadership style 
In partnership with the Women Leaders Institute:
Gather with and learn from other aspiring women leaders to understand and articulate your value, while building confidence in your skills. Gain key insights, strategies, and takeaways to develop your career in the insurance industry so you’re ready to make that next career move – and the one after that. 
Key Learning Objectives   
  • Understand your value and what you offer your organisation 
  • Get out of your own way by overcoming ‘The Imposter Syndrome’ 
  • Be comfortable being uncomfortable and say yes to opportunities outside your comfort zone 
  • When to say ‘no’ to avoid being busy with ‘non-promotion work’ 
  • Make a strong, compelling business case for taking that next leadership step    

Workshop Strcuture

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