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AM Best to Participate and Exhibit at RIMS’ 2024 RISKWORLD Conference


Christopher Sharkey
Associate Director, Public Relations
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Al Slavin
Senior Public Relations Specialist
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OLDWICK - APRIL 02, 2024 10:23 AM (EDT)
AM Best will participate and exhibit at RISKWORLD—the RIMS 2024 Annual Conference and Exhibition—with sessions that will focus on reinsurance market conditions, cyber risks, artificial intelligence, stress testing and workers’ compensation. The risk management event takes place May 5-8 at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA.

On May 6, at 1:55 p.m. (PST), Dawn Walker, associate director, AM Best, will give a presentation titled, “Improving Conditions for Reinsurers and the Implications.” Walker also will give a presentation at 2 p.m. (PST) on May 7 titled, “Workers’ Compensation: Are Favorable Frequency Trends Sustainable?” Walker joined AM Best in 2022 and is part of its Strategy and Communications department; she has more than 15 years of insurance industry and risk management experience.

Sridhar Manyem, senior director, AM Best, will also deliver a pair of presentations at the conference. The first titled, “Cyber Insurance: Moderating Prices and Cautious Underwriting Even as Cyber Risks Resurface,” will be held at 9:55 a.m. (PST) on May 7. His second presentation will take place at 10:30 a.m. (PST) on May 8 and is titled, “AI in Insurance: Risks and Opportunities.” Manyem is the head of AM Best’s industry research team and oversees publishing of the company’s perspectives on topical issues.

Maura McGuigan, managing director, AM Best, will give a presentation titled, “The Critical Function of Effective Stress Testing,” at 3:30 p.m. (PST) on May 7. McGuigan is the head of credit rating criteria at AM Best, and responsible for the testing and review of its credit rating methodology criteria, models and tools, and economic and country risk.

In addition, AM Best will exhibit at booth No. 1636 at the conference. Visitors to the AM Best booth can learn about the rating agency, its role in the insurance industry and the resources it offers to insurance professionals, including Best’s Credit Ratings, insurance data and analysis resources and financial data products, and Best’s Performance Assessment for Delegated Underwriting Authority Enterprises (DUAEs).

A Best’s Performance Assessment is an industry-first tool providing an objective, independent opinion of a DUAE’s ability to perform services on behalf of carriers. DUAEs such as MGAs and MGUs, have become an important part of the insurance value chain, with premiums having doubled globally over the last decade.

In addition, AMBest TV will provide video coverage of the conference. For daily reports, panel discussions and executive interviews, visit during the event or look for the RIMS-related playlist under the “Event Coverage 2024” tab at

RIMS is an industry association of risk professionals, with its 80 chapters more than 200,000 risk practitioners and business leaders from over 75 countries. To view the official agenda and learn more about RISKWORLD, please visit the event overview.

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.