March 1 – March 2, 2021 • Virtual
2021 Conference Registration
On behalf of the board of the Association of Insurance and Financial Analysts (AIFA), welcome! As we pivot to a virtual format in 2021, we remain steadfast in our mission to provide an annual conference forum to address the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the property & casualty insurance, life insurance, reinsurance, and insurance brokerage industries.
AIFA is a non-profit organization which relies on company sponsors and attendees to cover expenses. The 2021 conference fee is $300 per attendee, including all panels and company meetings. A key advantage of AIFA is the ability to meet with many of our company sponsors. The group meeting requests will be handled as part of the online registration process. Every effort will be made to accommodate all requests. For companies sponsoring events/group meetings, your sponsorship includes conference registration fees for unlimited management participants.
Attendee • Sponsor • Panelist
Monday, March 17:55am-8:50am
State of P&C Insurance PanelModerators: Brian Meredith & Elyse GreenspanAIG – David McElroy, EVP & CEO General InsuranceArch Capital – Marc Grandisson, CEOMarsh McLennan – Mark McGivney, CFO9:05am-9:55am
State of Life Insurance PanelModerator: Andrew KligermanAthene Holdings – William Wheeler, PresidentProtective Life – Richard Bielen, President & CEOWilton Re – Chris Stoup, Chairman & CEO10:10am-11:00am
Global Reinsurance PanelModerator: Tracy BenguiguiAxis Capital – Steve Arora, CEO ReinsuranceHX – David Flandro, Head of HX AnalyticsTransre – Michael Sapnar, CEO11:15am-12:05pm
Employee Benefits PanelModerator: Erik BassSun Life – Dan Fishbein, President, Sun Life U.S.Unum – Chris Pyne, Head of Unum U.S.Voya – Rob Grubka, Head of Employee Benefits12:10pm-1:00pm
Annuities PanelModerator – John Bakewell BarnidgeAthene Holdings – Grant Kvalheim, CEO & President, Athene USAMidwest Holding – Michael Salem, CEOVenerable Insurance & Annuity Co. – Miles Kaschalk2:05pm-2:55pm
Brokers PanelModerator: Michael ZaremskiBrown & Brown – Andy Watts, CFOTruist – John Howard, Chairman & CEO
Tuesday, March 28:00am-8:50am
Alternative Capital PanelModerator: Ryan TunisArch Capital – Francois Morin, CFOAditya Dutt (Formerly with RenaissnceRe)Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOP) – Bernard Van Der Stichele, Portfolio ManagerIntegral ILS – Lixin Zeng, Founder & CEO9:05am-9:55am
Insurance M&A PanelModerators: Ryan Krueger & Elyse GreenspanGoldman Sachs – Pat FelsBarclays – Tom VandeverCiti – Jawad Haider10:10am-11:00am
InsurTech PanelModerator – Mike PhillipsRoot – Dan Rosenthal, CFOBrown & Brown/Coverhound – Jimmy Saldana, Director of Strategic InnovationThe Hanover Group – Dick Lavey, EVP, President Hanover Agency Markets11:15am-12:05pm
Personal Lines PanelModerator: David MotemadenProgressive – Doug Constantine, Director of IRIntact Financial – Isabelle Girard, SVP, Personal LinesGoosehead – Brian Pattillo, Vice President12:05pm-12:55pm
Ratings Agencies PanelModerator: Paul NewsomeAM Best – Steve ChiricoDemotech – Barry KoestlerFitch – Brian C. Schneider, Sr. Director North American Insurance RatingsKBRA – Donna HalverstadtMoody’s – Scott RobinsonS&P – Carmi Margalit2:05pm-2:55pm
Moderator: Phil Stefano
MGIC Investment Corp – Tim Mattke, CEO
Global Mortgage Group, Arch Capital – David Gansberg, CEO
Conference Organizing Committee
John Bakewell Barnidge
Companies Scheduled to Attend
AM Best (Panel Only)
American Equity (AEL)
American Financial Group (AFG)
Arch Capital (ACGL)
Argo Group (ARGO)
Axis Capital (AXS)
Barclays (Panel Only)
Brown & Brown (BRO)
BRP Group (BRP)
Citi (Panel Only)
CNO Financial (CNO)
Demotech (Panel Only)
Employers Holdings (EIG)
Everest Re (RE)
Goldman Sachs (Panel Only)
Hanover Insurance Group (THG)
Horace Mann (HMN)
Intact Financial (IFC)
International General Insurance (IGI)
James River (JRVR)
KBRA (Panel Only)
Kingstone Co.’s Inc. (KINS)
Lincoln Financial (LNC)
Marsh & McLennan (MMC)
Midwest Holding (Panel Only)
Moody’s Investors Service
NMI Holdings (NMIH)
Principal Financial (PFG)
Progressive (PGR) (Panel Only)
Protective Life (Panel Only)
S&P (Panel Only)
Sun Life (SLF)
Swiss Re (SREN)
The Hartford (HIG)
Truist (Panel Only)
United Fire Group (UFCS)
UPC Insurance (UIHC)
Venerable (Panel Only)
WR Berkley (WRB)
Wilton Re (Panel Only)
The 2020 Conference fee is $300 and includes all panels and sponsor meeting selections.
The Conference begins on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 8:00 AM (EST).
Accessing the Virtual Event:
You must be registered for the event in order to access the Attendee Website
• Please click on the AIFA Virtual Attendee Hub and log in by entering your First Name, Last Name and Email Address (email used for Registration) at least ten minutes prior to the session start time.
• A Verification Code will be emailed or texted to you within 30 – 60 seconds.
• If you do not receive a verification code, click on the “Didn’t receive a code? Try again” link. If you do not receive the code after trying again, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Tips for a smooth check-in:
• A desktop or laptop computer with a stable internet connection, video, and audio capability is recommended.
• Session start times are all EST and should adjust to your local time zone.
• For best viewing experience we recommend the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox and Safari. For attendees viewing on Internet Explorer 11, you may experience lags in streaming. To maximize your attendee hub experience we recommend you do not sign in through your company assigned VPN.
• Ensure that your computer’s camera, microphone, and sound are enabled for your browser and allow permissions to the Cvent Attendee Hub platform.
All panel presentations and small company group meetings can be accessed in the AIFA Virtual Attendee Hub. Access to sessions is available five minutes before the start time of each session by clicking the Join button for the session.
Please remember you have to join each panel session and each small group meeting separately.
Panel sessions and small group meetings include Live Q &A. After joining a panel session, questions may be submitted to the Moderator in the “Live Q & A” section on the right side of your screen. Please note the question defaults to ask anonymously. Uncheck the box if you want your name associated with the question. Small group meetings are a fully interactive Zoom Meeting. Q & A will be directed by the host company.
The cut off for making meeting selections on line was February 22, 2021.
Please email email@example.com for assistance.
Pro Media Productions
Email – Darrin@PromediaPro.com
For Information on how to register as a Sponsor Company, please CLICK HERE.
For Information on how to register as a Panelist, please CLICK HERE.
The dress code for the Conference is business casual.
Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Weston & Associates at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-725-1147, or one of the AIFA officers.