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Best’s News & Research Service - May 25, 2022 08:59 AM (EDT)

AM Best to Participate in Upcoming IASA Conferences, Including Panel Discussion on Growing Importance of ESG for Insurers

  • May 25, 2022 08:59 AM (EDT)

Oldwick //BestWire// - AM Best Senior Director Daniel Ryan will participate in a panel discussion on the growing importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors at the IASA Xchange event, which will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD, from June 5-8, 2022. Ryan will participate in a session that will address the importance of ESG, and what insurance organizations can do now to prepare for the future. He will be joined by John Romano, a partner at Baker Tilly. The hour-long session is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, June 7.

AM Best Director Jacqalene Lentz and Kevin Varvaro, financial analyst, will give a presentation at the IASA OnPoint event, which is titled, “AM Best’s Highly Rated Insurers: Do You Have What It Takes?” Lentz and Varvaro will discuss typical characteristics of highly rated companies and highlight various pathways to achieve superior ratings. The presentation will also address ESG concepts and challenges in the credit rating process. The hour-long session is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. (EDT) on Sunday, June 5.

IASA Xchange is an industry event that represents all career levels, interests and specialties, including claims, risk, finance, accounting, enterprise risk management and technology. For more information on the IASA Xchange event, please visit the event page. IASA’s OnPOINT conference is an industry event exclusively representing C-suite executives across the broader insurance industry. For more information on the IASA OnPoint event, please visit that event page.

AM Best also will be exhibiting at Booth 627 at the conference. Visitors to the booth can learn about AM Best’s resources available to insurance professionals, including BestESP, Best’s Insurance Reports and Best’s Financial Suite. Debbie Giordano, account manager, and Sue Kjaer, senior account manager, both of AM Best, will be available for meetings and product demonstrations. Please contact Giordano at or Kjaer at

AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specializing in the insurance industry. Headquartered in the United States, the company does business in over 100 countries with regional offices in London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City.

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