Reactions Catastrophe Webcast: Feeling the Pressure

Date:  March 18 2009
Time: 12:00pm EST
Duration: 90 Minutes

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The US catastrophe market is under pressure. Reinsurers have upped their estimate of losses from last year’s hurricanes, primary insurers are finding it hard to push up pricing in a highly regulated market, and Florida’s state-run backstop is underfunded by billions of dollars. All this comes against the ominous backdrop of the financial crisis drying up the supply of capital to the market.

web seminar will make sense of the mess. Hear specialists’ views on:

  • What the long-term solution for covering cats should be
  • What would happen were a big event to hit this year
  • Whether it is possible to make money in the US cat market in the long term

This webcast will be broadcast live on March 18 2009 and will be instantly recorded and made available as an on-demand presentation on and

Attendees can interact with speakers with real-time questions, votes and feedback.

Panellists include:

  • Michael Loney, editor of Reactions (Moderator)
  • Eric Nelson, Travelers vice-president of risk management for personal insurance at Travelers
  • Thomas Holzheu, senior economist at Swiss Re Economic Research & Consulting, North America
  • Dr. Steven Weisbart, senior vice-president and chief economist for the Insurance Information Institute
  • Richard Attanasio, vice-president of personal lines ratings at AM Best
  • Panellist TBC, The Hartford

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