The 5th International Advanced Forum on

Run-Off & Commutations

Achieving and Managing Finality

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

About

In a shaky global landscape for insurer and reinsurer liabilities - estimated to exceed $300 billion now and $505 billion by 2006 - executing run-off and commutations strikes many in the industry as the golden path to profitability, increased reserves and greater shareholder equity. As the US run-off market continues to grow, however, the critical questions for those responsible for managing these activities have changed.

It is no longer a question of the basics of preparing for run-off. Now, the question has evolved to the practicalities of successfully managing run-off. Those who want to be ahead of the curve and best equipped to take a proactive stance toward protecting their company's financial health are seeking the most advanced strategies and concrete guidance available before the critical decisions have to be made. Shouldn't you be doing the same?

The publication for The American Conference Institute's 5th International Advanced Forum on Run-Off & Commutations is a collection of presentations that are focused on giving you targeted guidance on:
  • Achieving finality by every means possible
  • Preparing for globalization in the run-off market, including increasing M&A activity
  • The regulators' perspective on recent developments and upcoming initiatives
  • Arbitration, mediation and litigation: determining the best solution for your situation
  • Asbestos update: interpreting recent federal legislative efforts
  • Making run-off audits work for you, not against you
  • Best-practice compensation plans, production metrics and retention incentives

Contents & Contributors

About

In a shaky global landscape for insurer and reinsurer liabilities - estimated to exceed $300 billion now and $505 billion by 2006 - executing run-off and commutations strikes many in the industry as the golden path to profitability, increased reserves and greater shareholder equity. As the US run-off market continues to grow, however, the critical questions for those responsible for managing these activities have changed.

It is no longer a question of the basics of preparing for run-off. Now, the question has evolved to the practicalities of successfully managing run-off. Those who want to be ahead of the curve and best equipped to take a proactive stance toward protecting their company's financial health are seeking the most advanced strategies and concrete guidance available before the critical decisions have to be made. Shouldn't you be doing the same?

The publication for The American Conference Institute's 5th International Advanced Forum on Run-Off & Commutations is a collection of presentations that are focused on giving you targeted guidance on:
  • Achieving finality by every means possible
  • Preparing for globalization in the run-off market, including increasing M&A activity
  • The regulators' perspective on recent developments and upcoming initiatives
  • Arbitration, mediation and litigation: determining the best solution for your situation
  • Asbestos update: interpreting recent federal legislative efforts
  • Making run-off audits work for you, not against you
  • Best-practice compensation plans, production metrics and retention incentives

Contents & Contributors


GLOBAL RUN-OFF: EMERGING TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENT
Peter Clarke, Cobalt Solutions

ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES FOR ACHIEVING FINALITY
Timothy Graham, Trenwick America Reinsurance Corp.

CONNECTICUT SENATE BILL 1301: AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO RUN-OFFS
Hal Horwich, Bingham McCutchen LLP

IMPACT OF THE BAIC DECISION ON SOLVENT RUN-OFF COMMUTATION PLANS IN RHODE ISLAND
Frank N. Ray, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP

FINALITY ARRANGEMENTS IN THE UK
John Wardrop, KPMG

ACHIEVING POSITIVE RESULTS THROUGH RUN-OFF AUDITS
Julian Ward, JTW Reinsurance Consultants

DELIVERING CLOSURE
Chris Hughes, Kroll Talbot Hughes
Paul Corver, KMS Insurance Services
George Clarke, KMS Insurance Services

BUSINESS STRATEGIES FROM THE CEDING COMPANY'S PERSPECTIVE
C. Mindy S. Kipness, AIG

KEEPING INTERMEDIARIES IN THE LOOP: INCREASING INFORMATION PRESERVATION AND COLLECTIONS
Paul Nugent, Senator Broker Services

STAFF RETENTION IN THE CONTEXT OF RUN-OFF
Timothy Graham, Trenwick America Reinsurance Corp.

RETENTION AND RETRAINING OF RUN-OFF EMPLOYEES
Stephen L. Kibblehouse, Highlands Insurance Group, Inc.

QUANTIFICATIONS AND FORECASTS
Michael Angelina, Endurance Holdings

WILL THERE BE FEDERAL ASBESTOS LITIGATION?
Jared Garelick, Claims Resolution Management Corp.



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