ABA Insurance Risk Management Annual Forum

January 25 - 28, 2015 • The Roosevelt New Orleans • New Orleans, LA

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Program Schedule

The 2014 preliminary program will be announced in late August 2014.  Bookmark this page to check back for updates.

The 2014 program below will give you an idea of the breadth of the program you can expect in 2015.

Gain strategic insights at this Forum developed by bankers for bankers

  • Learn how to protect against new risk exposures–from sick building syndromes to cyber terrorism to social media threats to other new threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Get up-to-the-minute expertise on Dodd-Frank implementation, and understand the impact of recent compliance requirements on your current insurance program.
  • Discover new ways to optimize insurance protection under E&O, D&O, and TRIA coverages, along with procedural steps to reduce exposures.
  • Gain insights into the latest trends in social media and mobile devices with best practices to mitigate risks while capitalizing on changing consumer habits.
  • Understand new techniques to evaluate FI Bond claim scenarios, manage third-party relationships, and use analytics and benchmarking to improve efficiency.
  • Meet with underwriters, insurance brokers, and consultants from around the world -- all in one convenient, money-saving location.
  • Broaden your professional network to share best practices and lessons learned--all year long.

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2014 Conference Program

Sunday, February 2
11:00 - 5:00pm REGISTRATION OPEN
11:00 am - 2:00pm

WELCOME TO THE ABA INSURANCE RISK MANAGEMENT FORUM
Tailgate Networking Event
Mingle with friends old and new at this casual, opening BBQ. Get pointers on how to take full advantage of Forum opportunities in this lively interactive gathering.  There is no formal program - guests may come and go throughout this tim e.

12:30 - 1:15 pm

ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE – Case Study of Vapor Intrusion
Discover the complexity of vapor intrusion and the threat it poses to building occupants.  Learn how to investigate the issue on REO properties, manage occupant concerns and complaints, mitigate the problem in existing buildings, prevent it in new buildings and how insurance fits in.  

Pamela L. Andes, Esq.
, Partner, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Moderator: Patricia Dennis, Vice President, Corporate Insurance Risk Manager, Zions Bancorporation

1:30 - 2:30 pm

E&O – MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE
Get a better handle on the fundamentals of BPL, including coverage intent, typical contract terms, exclusions, and more. Review loss examples and trends, and market dynamics affecting BPL buyers and carriers.

Christine M. Wartella, Vice President, Worldwide Manager – Banking Practice, Chubb Specialty Insurance
Louise Van Dyck, Vice President, Specialty Claims, Chubb & Son.
Moderator: Richard G. Straub, Executive Director, Corporate Insurance Services, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

3:30 pm

MARSH NETWORKING EVENT
Enjoy watching Super Bowl XLVIII with your peers!  All registered bankers are invited to attend this networking event.

8:30 - 10:00 pm

AIG NETWORKING RECEPTION
All registered bankers are welcome to join this event, sponsored by AIG.


Monday, February 3
7:30 am - 5:00 pm REGISTRATION OPEN
7:30 - 8:30 am & Noon - 1:30 pm

TIME ALLOTTED TO MEET WITH CORPORATE PARTNERS
We know how important it is for you to be able to have one-on-one meetings with your underwriters and brokers at this Forum. We have allotted these designated times for individual meetings so you can still attend all the Forum sessions.

8:30 - 9:30 am

OPENING GENERAL SESSION

Welcome from Forum Chair
Adriaan E. Schieferdecker, Managing Director Corporate Treasury, Insurable Risk Management, Bank of America

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Afterburner – Flawless Execution
Take a lesson from elite fighter pilots. Following their Flawless Execution Model, use a six-step mission planning process as a guidepost for your organization, working through mission objectives, threats and obstacles, resources available and lessons learned. Understand how your GO or NO GO decisions in Risk Management Insurance can be strengthened by continuous debriefings. Gain exposure to a scalable, sustainable process you can leverage to evaluate risk and enhance your leadership.

9:45 - 10:45 am

BRAVE NEW WORLD:  A LOOK INTO THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF CYBER AND TECHNOLOGY RISK
Cyber and technology risk for financial institutions has been changing dramatically in recent years and will continue to morph as changes in the use of social media and  mobile devices have altered consumer and business online practices.  This session will discuss this environment, focusing on the changing electronic fraud and cyber threat patterns, the legal risks from patent trolls, and the increased scrutiny of cybersecurity practices that financial institutions are encountering from regulators, others in government, business partners and insurers.

Doug Johnson, Vice President and Senior Advisor, Risk Management, American Bankers Association
Christopher Liu, Financial Institutions Cyber Product Manager for AIG US Financial Lines, AIG
Catherine A. Mulligan, Senior Vice President, Underwriting Manager, Zurich - Specialty E&O
Moderator: Frank Lagerstedt, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

11:00 am - Noon

DEADLINE 2014: CHAOS OR OPPORTUNITY? TRIPRA: SUNSET. SUNRISE?
Putting TRIPRA in perspective.  Understanding the origins of terrorism coverage and where the program is likely to go in the future.  What might happen if federal backing for terrorism insurance abruptly dries up?  What would happen if there’s no property, casualty or workers’ compensation coverage available in connection with a terrorist act?

Peter Thomas
, Chief Risk Officer, Willis Re
Moderator: Aaron M. Seiter, ARM, Director, Insurance Risk Management, PNC Corporate Insurance, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Noon - 1:30 pm

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN - MEET WITH OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS
We know how important it is for you to be able to have one-on-one meetings with your underwriters and brokers at this Forum. We have allotted these designated times for individual meetings so you can still attend all the Forum sessions.

1:30 - 2:30 pm

NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED: THE RISKS OF BEING NICE
Community outreach partnerships are fraught with risk.  The good will and best intentions to support the local community through volunteerism can be overrun by the risks, exposures and injuries that can arise out of these activities.  In this session, we will surface the workers compensation, liability, contractual risk transfer, employment practices liability and even reputational risk exposures that you should consider before sending staff into the field for local good works.  Risk mitigation techniques and guidelines for risk managers will be offered in this discussion.  We will also touch on the risks associated with special events and related client entertainment and will offer some creative ideas on how to manage the exposure to your institution.

Larry Reback, Managing Principal and Casualty Practice Leader, Integro Insurance Brokers
Kent M. Crawford, Managing Partner, Benefits Practice Leader, Integro Insurance Brokers
Moderator: Carmelo C. Casella, Managing Director, Corporate Insurance, Bank of New York Mellon

2:45 - 3:45 pm

MORTGAGEE RELATED INSURANCE ISSUES
Learn how to evaluate lender-placed servicing models from a client/ provider perspective. Analyze how insurers determine rating and servicing price models. Find ways to evaluate the impact of regulations on these models.

Michael Moore, Client Advocate, Gallagher Mortgage Banking
Scott Eckerty, President Hub Financial Services
Moderator: Bruce E. Plummer, ARM, Director of Insurable Risk Management, MidFirst Bank

4:00 - 5:00 pm

THE FIDELITY BOND: DOES IT COVER ANYTHING ANYMORE?
See what has and hasn’t worked in the past, reviewing various FI bond claim scenarios to understand what has been paid and why. Discuss what may be ahead to improve the bond and the impacts of the cybercrime on its future.

William Jennings, Underwriter, Beazley Group
Ben Zviti, Associate Claim Counsel, Bond & Financial Products Claim, Travelers
Rebecca S. Pearson, Vice President, Professional Risk Group, Wells Fargo Insurance Services
Moderator: Annette Hopkins, Vice President, ERM/Corporate Insurance, State Street Corporation

6:00 pm

AON NETWORKING EVENT
All registered bankers are invited to attend this networking event.


Tuesday, February 4
7:30 am - 5:00 pm REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 - 8:00 am & Noon - 1:30 pm

TIME ALLOTTED TO MEET WITH CORPORATE PARTNERS
We know how important it is for you to be able to have one-on-one meetings with your underwriters and brokers at this Forum. We have allotted these designated times for individual meetings so you can still attend all the Forum sessions.

8:00 - 9:00 am
CYBERSECURITY - AWARENESS, PREPAREDNESS AND STRATEGY
As cybersecurity threats grow increasingly more sophisticated and hostile, financial institutions must ramp up their game to protect themselves and their customers.  This session will take a deep dive highlighting some of the exploits and perpetrators we saw in 2013 and the new attack techniques we can expect this year and beyond, as well as identify tools and strategies available from ABA and others to help you protect your environment.

Doug Johnson, Vice President and Senior Advisor, Risk Management, American Bankers Association
ModeratorAdriaan E. Schieferdecker, Managing Director, Corporate Treasury, Insurable Risk Management, Bank of America Corporation
9:15 - 10:30 am

SURVIVING AND PROSPERING IN THE "NEW NORMAL" WORLD OF REGULATION UNDER DODD FRANK: A VIEW FROM THE REGULATORS AND INDUSTRY
Since the 2008 financial crisis, large and small banks are struggling to keep pace with the influx of new banking regulations.  With recent focus on Dodd-Frank requirements like consumer protection regulations and capitalization requirements, other risks and compliance issues such as cyber risk and BSA/AML/OFAC compliance are not receiving their due attention. This is creating new exposures and resulting in record enforcement actions.  In addition, smaller banks are fighting for survival with the added costs of compliance brought about by these significant changes in regulation.

This panel will look at some of the risks and challenges banks are facing including BSA/AML/OFAC compliance, Dodd-Frank implementation, cyber risk, and risks associated with third-party vendors.

Edwin Chow, Regional Director, West Region, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
Sabrina Feve, Esq., Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office – Southern District of California, U.S. Department of Justice
Kain Macy, Senior Financial Institutions Examiner, California Department of Business Oversight
Catherine Nahnsen-Robison, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Banking, California Department of Business Oversight
Daniel Silva, Esq., Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office – Southern District of California, U.S . Department of Justice
Panel ModeratorJames J. Wrynn, Senior Partner, Goldberg Segalla, LLP 

10:45 - Noon

TOP GUNS IN INSURANCE - CORPORATE PARTNERS LEADERSHIP PANEL
This panel promises to provide a lively exchange of ideas and opinions on such diverse insurance industry topics as where the market is going, what new products are on the horizon, what valuable enhancements are being made to existing products and what's the latest news from various market leading carriers and brokers.

Dave Lynders, Divisional President, Financial Institutions Group Executive Lines, AIG
Adrian Fox, Executive Director, Financial Risks, Arthur J Gallagher
Michael O’Connell, Managing Director and Practice Leader, Aon Risk Services
Thomas Reagan, Underwriter, Beazley
Mike Klaschka, Management Risk Practice Co-Leader, Integro
Christine Wartella, VP, Worldwide Manager, Banking Practice, Chubb
Lou Ann Layton, United States FINPRO Practice Leader, Marsh
Richard Magrann-Wells, SVP, Financial Services Practice Leader, Willis
Christopher A. Taylor, Head of Financial Institutions, Zurich
John N. Wells, President and Chief Executive Officer, ABA Insurance Services
Moderator: Larry Goanos, CEO, Andros Risk Services

Noon - 1:30 pm

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN - MEET WITH CORPORATE PARTNERS
We know how important it is for you to be able to have one-on-one meetings with your underwriters and brokers at this Forum. We have allotted these designated times for individual meetings so you can still attend all the Forum sessions.

1:30 - 2:30 pm

MANAGING THIRD PARTY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RELATIONSHIPS
Managing third party IT vendors today means conducting solid due diligence, working with multiple internal departments to negotiate the contract and reviewing dependent systems’ clauses in insurance policies.  Understand your bank obligations to actively manage and oversee its third party partners, regulator’s expectations (stress testing) and what to do when your vendors’ vendors have vendors.

Kevin P. Kalinich, J.D., Global Practice Leader, Cyber Insurance, AON
Adam Topkis, Third Party Corporate Risk Program, Wells Fargo & Company
Moderator: Patricia Dennis, Vice President, Corporate Insurance Risk Manager, Zions Bancorporation

2:45 - 3:45 pm

THE POWER THAT ANALYTICS BRINGS TO STRATEGIC RISK MANAGEMENT: USING QUANTITATIVE ANALYTICS AND DYNAMIC RISK MAPPING TO CONNECT INSURANCE RISK MANAGEMENT WITH CAPITAL OPTIMIZATION
Learn how quantitative analytics and dynamic risk mapping can help align insurance risk management and risk financing with your firm's overall risk tolerance and capital optimization goals. What information is your management looking for? This session will demonstrate how numbers can help to tell the story.

Stephen Guijarro, Vice President, Marsh Global Analytics
Aaron Seiter, Director, Insurance Risk Management, PNC Corporate Insurance, The PNC Financial Services Group
Moderator: Jill M. Combs, Senior Vice President, Risk & Insurance Management, Wells Fargo & Company

4:00 - 5:00 pm

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS - NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
Experience new product demos to address key risk management exposures and solutions.  Learn about prevent technologies to supplement insurance coverages and protect your institution and its customers.

Moderator: Annette Hopkins, Vice President, ERM/Corporate Insurance, State Street Corporation

7:00 - 8:30 pm

ABA / WILLIS NETWORKING DINNER
Enjoy a casual networking dinner co‑sponsored by Willis.

9:00 - 10:00 pm

LATE NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Sponsored by the Bermuda Markets


Wednesday, February 5
8:30 – 9:30 am

UPDATE ON MORTGAGE SECURITIES LITIGATION
Overview of recent investigations into, and litigation against, issuers/advisors of mortgage backed securities and the coverage issues they raise. Our speakers will address the potential for insured losses stemming from these legal and regulatory matters, possible coverage interpretations and defenses.

Thomas A. Marrinson, Partner, ReedSmith LLP
Anthony P. Tatum, Partner, King & Spalding LLP
Moderator: Jodi L. Ramsey, Sr. Insurance Risk Manager, Bank of America Corporation

9:45 - 10:45 am

HOT BUTTONS IN BANKING D&O --
HAVE YOU REVIEWED YOUR POLICY LATELY?
Find practical tips to help you get the most out of your D&O coverage. Our speakers will discuss:

• Recent regulatory issues that can effect directors – i.e. final Volcker rules , FDIC
• SEC /litigation that will effect publically traded FI’s
• Coverage “hot issues” 
         o Severability
         o What defines an application
         o Investigatory coverage

Larry Goanos, CEO, Andros Risk Services
Todd M. Greeley, Vice President for Executive & Professional Lines, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Nicholas R. Williams, Partner, Clifford Chance US LLP
Moderator: Roberta Nebel, Director, Barclays

10:45 – 11:30 pm

UPDATE - IMPACT OF NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM CHANGES 
Understand the impact of recent and forthcoming changes in the NFIP on the residential and commercial real estate industries and learn specifically, how these changes will affect the manner in which flood insurance is purchased, flood rates are determined and the role loan servicers/agents have for mortgaged properties in flood zones, as well as how all these changes will affect the way brokers/insurers render their services.

Adam Lizarraga, Service Regional Manager, Region IX, FEMA
Edie Lohmann, NFIP Insurance Specialist, Region IX, FEMA
Moderator: Patricia Dennis, Vice President, Corporate Insurance Risk Manager, Zions Bancorporation

11:30 am - 12:30pm

COMMUNITY BANK RISK MANAGERS PEER LUNCHEON

 

​Program Questions? Please contact Marisa Broka for more information.