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2012

Texas Department of Insurance Hail Symposium, Dallas TX

Karen Clark participated in a panel session titled "Before the Storm," which examined insurance issues related to homeowners insurance and hail damage, with emphasis on risk identification, coverages and rating, spread of risk, and encouragement of mitigation.

2012 CAS Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Karen Clark participated in a panel titled "The Expanding Role of the Actuary in Catastrophe Loss Estimation and Management," which examined actuaries’ use of catastrophe model loss estimates, alternative approaches for approximating losses, and how the role of the actuary in this field is likely to evolve in the future.

Bermuda in Boston Reinsurance Conference, Boston, MA

Glen Daraskevich participated in a panel session "Sensitivity Exercise: What if Scenarios," discussing drivers of volatility in catastrophe model results as well as new tools and approaches for managing catastrophe risk.

2012 CPCU Society Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

As part of the panel session "Winds of Change," Glen Daraskevich discussed the evolving role of models in catastrophe risk management including their development, predicting estimated losses and current challenges in the space.

2012 Mid-Atlantic Mutual Advantage Convention, Hot Springs, VA

Karen Clark delivered a presentation on effective catastrophe risk management at a three-day conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.

NAMIC 2012 Management Conference, Vail, CO

Karen Clark took part in the panel session, "Catastrophe Management," and discussed new approaches and tools for catastrophe risk management in the United States and Canada.

Willis Real Estate Symposium, Chicago, IL

Glen Daraskevich participated in a panel discussion on the appropriate role of catastrophe models in the underwriting and pricing process, and offered insights into the history, current use, and future trends in modeling.

Insurance Day Summit Bermuda 2012, Hamilton, Bermuda

Karen Clark participated in the panel session, "2011 Catastrophe Losses—Impact on Modeling and the Market," and discussed pricing, risk financing and the impact of model changes on the market.

Advisen Property Insights Conference, New York, NY

Glen Daraskevitch participated on a panel titled, "The Uses and Misuses of Catastrophe Models," and discussed the function of models, how they have changed underwriting and pricing, and how risk managers may utilize their data.

The 32nd Annual Caribbean Insurance Conference, St. Thomas, USVI

Karen Clark discussed methods for "Building a Robust Framework for Managing Catastrophe Risk," including new approaches and tools to catastrophe risk management informed by, but not fully based on, traditional models.

Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund 12th Annual Participating Insurers’ Workshop, Orlando, FL

Karen Clark delivered the keynote address regarding the use of catastrophe models and insurance preparedness in the State of Florida.

APIW May Luncheon, New York, NY

Karen Clark, the APIW 2001 Insurance Woman of the Year award recipient, delivered an address titled, "Beyond Catastrophe Modeling: The New Generation of Catastrophe Risk Management," that discussed new approaches and tools to catastrophe risk management informed by, but not fully based on, traditional models.

CPCU Reinsurance Symposium, Philadelphia, PA

Karen Clark participated in the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society’s Philadelphia symposium analyzing challenges and opportunities in the year ahead for the reinsurance industry.

A.M. Best Review and Preview Conference

Karen Clark participated with industry leaders on a panel sharing perspectives on risk management within the ratings process.

PCI Executive Roundtable Seminar, Scottsdale, AZ

Karen Clark participated in the 2012 Executive Roundtable, hosted by the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America. Ms. Clark discussed catastrophe risk management in a panel titled, "The Convergence of Change—Is this the Tipping Point?"