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sualty related coverage issues; relevant casualty underwriting and risk management considerations.

Gerard Finley, SVP - Casualty Treaty Underwriting, Munich Re America

3:30 p.m. Reinsurance Underwriting Skills and Emerging Issues Website Tutorial

An introduction of the RAA’s online repository of training and reference resources to assist reinsurance underwriters in their professional development.

Karalee Morell, AVP & Assistant General Counsel, Reinsurance Association of America

3:45 p.m. New Developments in Catastrophe Modeling John DeMartini, EVP, Towers Watson.

4:30 p.m. Reception WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012

8:00 a.m. Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Panel - Industry Hot Topics for Underwriters

A panel of senior executives will discuss a broad range of topical issues impacting the reinsurance industry.


subjects include the increasing frequency of catastrophic events, underwriting in an increasingly correlated global environment and the development of the next generation of underwriting management.

Moderator: Frank Nutter, President, RAA Panelists:

John Bender, President & CO, Global Reinsurance, Allied World Reinsurance John Berger, Chairman and CEO, Third Point Re James Few, Managing Director, Aspen Re James Franson, EVP & Director-Treaty Casualty, Arch Re

10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions Negotiation Skills Workshop

Negotiation is a key skill for all reinsurance professionals. Sharpen your skills with a workshop based on the Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation. The workshop includes an active role playing exercise where participants assume the role of either a broker or underwriter.

Paul Feldsher, SVP, Underwriting Practices, Partner Re The Rapidly-Evolving Landscape of Cyber Risk

Ellen MacDonald Farrell, Counsel, Crowell & Moring

Potential liabilities stemming from the failure to keep sensitive information private, and related potential liabilities stemming from our society’s increasing reliance on computers and the Internet, are rapidly evolving. This presentation provides a background on privacy, computer and Internet related risks; the insurance market for these risks; relevant case law and considerations for reinsurance underwriters.

11:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30p.m. Mock Arbitration Exercise Brett Ludwig, Partner, Foley & Lardner Paul Monsees, Partner, Foley & Lardner Peter Steffen, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner

3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjournment

“Very topical and pertinent to issues underwriters face every day in the field.” Joshua Hackett, Endurance Re

“In depth on the most pertinent industry topics.”

Maria Di Maggio, Munich Re America

“The presenters are always knowledge- able and speak on relevant topics. Com- ing from a ceding company, the program provides valuable insight into how rein- surers view our business.” Stephanie Fulbright, American Safety Insurance

“Presentations are candid, clear and challenging. Well done, as always.” Ron Robinson, Berkes Crane Robinson & Seal

“Good program for underwriters and non-underwriting personnel alike.” Craig A. Posson, Great West Casualty Company

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