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The market has been soft for quite some time, but is it changing? Learn how to measure the excess capital in the industry, what the insurance cycle has to do with this, and much more.
You don't want to miss this State of the Insurance address! During this one hour session we: 1) Examine the latest trends in the property and casualty insurance industry; 2) Focus on movements in commercial and personal lines property and casualty premiums; and 3) Examine the surplus position of the industry, based on the most current financial metrics (it's crucial to know how these metrics fare over time, as they are direct reflections of where we are in the insurance cycle). Ron Fry, Senior Vice President at Sherman & Company, an insurance-focused M&A advisory firm, also addresses the position of the market. It's been soft, but is there evidence of it hardening? The opinions of many market observers on pricing trajectory and overall expectations for 2012 and beyond are also discussed. Beyond all this, time is dedicated to charting industry reserve releases, combined ratios, and portfolio yields, while comparing these to historical data, as well as the trajectory of returns on equity of the industry in order to present a clearer picture of the current state of the property and casualty insurance marketplace .
Students taking this class will learn: