AIFA 2018 Conference Agenda

March 4 – March 6, 2018

Naples, Florida


Sunday, March 5, 2018

Registration (12:00pm-5:00pm) - Weston & Associates

Golf Outing (1:00pm) - Sponsored by: Everest Re

Tennis Outing (2:00pm-4:00pm)

Welcome Reception & Dinner (7:00pm) – Sponsored by: Selective

Ping Pong Tournament (9:00pm-11:00pm) – Sponsored by: Capital Returns Management, LLC


Monday, March 5, 2018

Breakfast (7:00am-8:00am) – Sponsored by: RenaissanceRe


State of P&C Insurance (8:00am-8:50am) – Moderators: Elyse Greenspan & Jay Gelb

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. – Daniel S. Glaser, President and CEO

XL Group Ltd – Gregory S. Hendrick, President, Property & Casualty

American International Group, Inc. – Peter Zaffino, CEO, General Insurance

State of Life Insurance (9:00am–9:50am) – Moderators: Ryan Krueger & Tom Gallagher

Aflac – Fred Crawford, EVP & CFO

New York Life – John Kim, President

Lincoln Financial - Randy Freitag, EVP, CFO & Head of Individual Life

Manulife - Brooks Tingle, President & CEO, John Hancock Insurance

Global Reinsurance (10:00am-10:50am) – Moderators: Amit Kumar & Craig Elkind

Everest Re – Dominic Addesso, President and CEO

Alleghany – Weston Hicks, President & CEO

AXIS Capital – Albert Benchimol, President & CEO

Employee Benefits (11:00am–11:50am) – Moderator: Erik Bass

Unum – Mike Simonds, President & CEO, Unum U.S.

The Hartford – Michael Concannon, EVP, Group Benefits

Sun Life – Dan Fishbein, President, Sun Life Financial U.S


Lunch (12:00pm-1:15pm) – Sponsored by: Aflac

Insurance Brokers (1:15pm-2:05pm) – Moderators: Arash Soleimani & Sarah DeWitt

Brown & Brown – Andrew Watts, EVP & CFO

JLT Re – David Flandro, Global Head of Analytics

Annuities (2:15pm-3:05pm) – Moderators: John Barnidge & Alex Scott

Brighthouse Financial – Anant Bhalla, EVP & CFO

Oliver Wyman – Guillaume Briere-Giroux, Partner, Actuarial Consulting

Kuvare Holdings - Brad Rosenblatt, President & Chief Revenue Officer

Insurance M&A (3:15pm-4:05pm) – Moderators: Andrew Edelsberg & Brian Rohman

Milliman – Laird Zacheis, Principal, Consulting Actuary

Goldman Sachs – Devanshu Dhyani, Managing Director

Sandler O'Neill - John Butler, Principal, Investment Banking

Personal Lines (4:15pm-5:05pm) – Moderator: Meyer Shields

National General Insurance – Mike Weiner, EVP & CFO

Deloitte Advisory – John Lucker, Principal

Intact Financial - Darren Godfrey, Senior Vice President, Personal Lines

The Hanover Insurance Group - Dick Lavey, President, Agency Markets

Dinner (6:00pm-8:00pm) – Sponsored by: MetLife & Travelers

Guest Speaker: Vince Wilfork, Retired Professional Football Player

AIFA Nightcap (8pm-10pm) – Sponsored by: The Hartford


Ping Pong Tournament (9:00pm-11:00pm) – Sponsored by: Capital Returns Management, LLC


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Breakfast (7:00am-8:00am) – Sponsored by: Validus

Alternative Capital (8:00am-8:50am) – Moderators: Brian Meredith & Jay Cohen

RenaissanceRe – Aditya Dutt, President, Renaissance Underwriting Managers, Ltd

Aon Securities – Paul Schultz, CEO

AXIS Capital - Ben Rubin, EVP, Director of Capital Markets

Defined Contribution / Retirement (9:00am-9:50am) – Moderator: Ryan Krueger

Principal Financial – Kevin Farley, CFO, Retirement and Investor Services

Aegon – Blake Bostwick, Chief Operating Officer, Transamerica

InsurTech (10am-10:50am) – Moderators: Sean Dargan & Kai Pan

PwC/DeNovo – Christopher Martin, Insurance Industry Lead, DeNovo FinTech

WeGoLook – Robin Smith, CEO

Understory Weather – Alex Kubicek, CEO

Hiscox – Kevin Kerridge, EVP, Hiscox Small Business Insurance


Genomics, Medical Advances, and the Future of Underwriting (11:00am-11:50pm) – Moderator: Eric Berg

Greig Woodring, Retired Founder & CEO of RGA

RGA – Dave Rengachary, Chief Medical Director, U.S. Mortality Markets

Transamerica - David Hopewell, Chief Product Officer & Head of Underwriting Modernization


Lunch Ratings Panel (12pm-1:20pm) Sponsored by: AIG

Moderator: Paul Newsome

Moody’s – Scott Robinson, Associate Managing Director

Demotech, Inc - Joseph Petrelli, President

KBRA – Andrew Edelsberg, Managing Director

Fitch – Julie Burke, Managing Director

S&P – Lawrence Wilkinson, Senior Director

A.M. Best – Steven Chirico, Director

Investments/Credit (1:30pm-2:20pm) – Moderator: Randy Binner

Aflac – Eric Kirsch, EVP & Global Chief Investment Officer

Unum – Breege Farrell, EVP & Chief Investment Officer

American Equity – Jeffrey Lorenzen, EVP & Chief Investment Officer


Cyber Insurance (2:30pm-3:20pm) – Moderator: Donna Halverstadt

BlueVoyant– Eric Parker, Head Analysis & Operations

Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions – Tracey Vispoli, President

AIG – Tracie Grella, Global Head of Cyber

Cocktails & Dinner (5:30pm-8pm)