London Insurance Forum 2019

Certainty in an uncertain world

Our new annual event - The London Insurance Forum - is a masterclass to explore how the London market and wider industry is positioned after another challenging year.

In a powerhouse two hour session, we will hear from a quartet of senior industry figures on how the London and global specialty markets are positioned after a year which has seen continued pressure on attritional loss ratios, another bruising third quarter for cat events and continued pressure on expenses.

In particular, we hear from John Neal, the new CEO of Lloyd’s in a role which many describe as the toughest in the industry as he leads a market confronting the strategic realities of a broker-dependent specialty capacity provider at a time when rates are low, costs high and competition fierce.

Speaking alongside Neal is Albert Benchimol, one of the most respected figures as CEO of Axis Capital.

A leading global speciality insurer and reinsurer, Bermuda-headquartered Axis showed its own commitment to the Lloyd’s market with its 2017 acquisition of Novae Group.

But how does it see the London market and the wider industry in 2019?

Joining the above will be David Howden, CEO of Hyperion Insurance Group - the fundamental driving force behind the group's expansion into an international insurance group offering wholesale, retail and reinsurance broking, and underwriting.

AIG's Head of Reinsurance, Operations and Transformation, General Insurance, Charlie Fry, will offer insights on what is driving AIG’s approach to ceded re and broader market conditions from a reinsurance buyer’s perspective.

With the fifth leading industry figure - Victor Peignet, CEO of SCOR Global P&C - all hand-picked experts will offer compelling views on the industry at a time when the “winds of change” continue to swirl.

We will explore all of the critical industry themes that require discussion and understanding...

  • The role of Lloyd’s and other wholesale markets
  • The impact of Brexit
  • Regulatory pressures
  • M&A
  • Market pricing
  • Strength of balance sheets
  • Capital
  • Distribution
  • Technology
  • The future shape of the global specialty and reinsurance markets

Our panel of speakers are hand-picked industry experts who each have a unique view on these demanding themes.

There will be no sales pitches, no platitudes and absolutely no waffle. Instead, it will be a must-attend two-hour briefing on what is really happening in our industry from four individuals who will play a critical role in shaping it over the next three years.