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89th Meeting of IMUA

AMBestTV reports on the Inland Marine Underwriters Association’s 89th annual meeting in Leesburg, Virginia, the RMS Exceedance Conference in Miami, AMBest’s celebration of its fifth year in Mexico City and more. AMBestRadio presents discussions on emerging cyberrisks and new buyers of active assailant insurance.
  • July 2019
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(From left) Ben Tuttle of Tokio Marine America, Ronald Wallace of Sompo International, and Jean Gardner of CAB discuss cargo risk.

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Inland Marine: ‘A Market in Transition’

The inland marine space is trying to define itself as rates remain insufficient for the risks that exist. It was one of the hot topics at the 2019 IMUA Conference in Leesburg, Virginia. (May 21, 2019)


Increasing Cargo Risk Is Testing Resourcefulness of Inland Marine Carriers

A panel of experts gathered by AMBestTV at the 89th annual meeting of the Inland Marine Underwriters Association, held in Leesburg, Virginia, said cargo carriers are assuming a broader range of exposures but are dealing with a narrowing base of clients. (May 20, 2019)

Shari Natovitz

Shari Natovitz

Silverstein’s Natovitz: Rebuilding World Trade Towers Requires Mix of Coverages

Shari Natovitz, director of risk management for Silverstein Properties, said the real estate developer addresses issues of builders’ risk, terrorism and other concerns tied to undertaking a high-profile project. She spoke with AMBestTV at the IMUA conference. (May 21, 2019)

Carlos De la Torre

Carlos De la Torre

AM Best Marks Five Years in Mexico City

Insurers and AM Best staff gathered to discuss developments in the Mexican market. Carlos De la Torre, senior director, business development and operations, AM Best América Latina, said the company has plans to expand in the region. (May 16, 2019)

(From left) Matt Nielsen of RMS and Greenberg Traurig’s Rich Fidei and Fred Karlinsky discuss the flood insurance market.

Regulatory Panel: Barriers to Privatized Flood Market Are Lowering

Regulatory experts assembled by AMBestTV at the RMS Exceedance 2019 conference, held in Miami, said new flood modeling should help move the market closer to actuarially sound rates. (May 15, 2019)

(From left) Emma Watkins of Lloyd’s, Doris Azarcon of Scor, Chesley Williams of RMS, and Michelle Nicholson of Build Change discuss resilience.

Resiliency Panel: Smarter, Stronger Housing Can Lessen Disaster Impact

Insurers and safe-building advocates discuss how the Build Change program is improving resiliency in catastrophe-prone areas through prevention, construction and financing efforts. Panelists spoke with AMBestTV at the RMS Exceedance 2019 conference. (May 15, 2019)

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“Sextortion” Scams, Active Assailants

AMBestRadio presents discussions on emerging cyberrisks and new buyers of active assailant insurance.


Beazley’s Anderson: Scam Artists Using Email ‘Sextortion’ to Target Companies

Brett Anderson, manager, Beazley Breach Response Services, said security experts are reporting a rise in emails that threaten to distribute embarrassing intimate information about people unless the targets pay them..

Aspen’s Bransden: Nursery Schools, Golf Clubs Among Active Assailant Insurance Buyers

Peter Bransden, vice president of crisis management for Aspen Insurance, said 2017 and 2018 were two of the three worst years on record for mass casualty incidents.

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