Peter is joined by Joshua Wald and Holly Layton to discuss how RenaissanceRe (RenRe) transformed its reserving process. They explore the challenges RenRe faced, the objectives of the project, the benefits gained and what other organizations need to consider when undertaking a similar transformation.
Joshua Wald is a senior reserving actuary at RenRe in Bermuda. His main responsibilities include quarterly reserving, solvency II and transformations.
Holly Layton leads the reserving transformation proposition for WTW’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business in the UK. She has worked with a large range of P&C insurers to help them embed WTW’s automation and governance technology, Unify, across their reserving processes.
Sina is joined by Kenny McIvor and Anthony Plotnek, who explore the proposed reforms to Solvency II in the UK, as set out by the HM Treasury and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), and what the potential implications could be for insurers.
Director, Insurance Consulting and Technology
Anthony Plotnek is a Director in WTW's Insurance Consulting and Technology business. He is an experienced capital management, ALM and investment actuary with over 17 years’ experience in the life insurance industry, including eight years of consultancy experience.
Director, Insurance Consulting and Technology, WTW
Kenny is a Director in the Insurance Consulting and Technology business. He joined WTW in 2008 and was based in Sydney from the end of 2015 to early 2019. He has consulting experience in most aspects of life insurance, having worked in the industry for almost 15 years.
Carrie is joined by Amanda Hug to discuss what data democratization is and how sharing data benefits customers and helps insurance companies advance their businesses.
Amanda Hug is a Director in WTW’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business, where she helps clients transform their businesses by leveraging the power of automation and predictive analytics.
Carrie is joined by Boyang Meng and Kim Steiner to explore the findings and trends from TOAMS 5, WTW’s life insurance industry mortality study.
Boyang Meng is a Senior Consultant in WTW’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business.
Kim is a Senior Director in WTW’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business and leads the analytics and experience analysis initiatives for the Americas Life Practice.
Sina is joined by Chris Bozman and Klayton Southwood to discuss the effects of rising inflation on the insurance industry and what steps can be taken to address it.
Chris has 33 years of industry experience, 21 of which are at WTW, where he has been one of the firm’s leaders in researching the impact of COVID and higher inflation levels.
He specializes in reserve analysis for large commercial insurers and reinsurers around the world, and also has significant experience in due diligence related to mergers & acquisitions, as well as capital modeling work. His experience spans all major commercial lines and specialty lines.
Klayton has 32 years of consulting experience, 21 of which are with WTW, where he now leads WTW’s Florida property insurance practice. He has experience in personal and commercial lines, including private passenger auto, commercial auto and homeowners.
He is also former co-leader of WTW’s Point of View intellectual capital efforts for homeowners insurance in the US, responsible for monitoring financial results and important trends.
Tom is joined by Pardeep Bassi to discuss how applying data science within the claims space can improve the customer experience, enhance the way in which claims teams operate and ultimately improve the bottom line for insurers.
Pardeep is WTW’s global leader in data science. In this newly created role, Pardeep leads on the advancement of WTW data science capabilities, globally building on the WTW market leading analytics and data science software, Emblem and Radar.
Carrie is joined by Pardeep Bassi and Serhat Guven to discuss what open source is, what the pros and cons are and how to strike the right balance when applying it within the insurance industry.
Pardeep is WTW’s Global Proposition Leader in Data Science. In this newly created role, Pardeep leads on the advancement of WTW data science capabilities, globally building on the WTW market leading analytics and data science software, Emblem and Radar.
Serhat is a Managing Director at WTW and Global Leader of Personal Lines, Product, Pricing, Claims and Underwriting. He's a 25-year actuarial veteran, where the majority of his career has focused on developing advanced analytics solutions for a wide array of insurance applications.
Peter is joined by Charlie Carwin and Scott Gibson to discuss how automation can benefit capital modeling practices to become more efficient, robust and accurate.
Charlie leads the P&C Capital Modeling practice for the Americas at WTW. He has over 20 years of insurance and actuarial experience and has worked with clients across the world to develop their capital models and evaluate risk.
Scott Gibson is WTW’s Americas lead for Business Process Excellence, focusing on process design and automation. He has over 15 years of actuarial experience holding responsibility across the insurer value chain.
Sina is joined by Miroslav Kotaska to discuss where we currently are with the EC Solvency II review process and what EEA insurers can expect in the coming years from the prudential requirements at a European level.
Miroslav has been working in the Prague office of WTW for more than 6 years. He focuses on insurance regulation, governance, risk management and supervisory reporting. Before joining WTW, Miroslav worked at the Czech National Bank where he was responsible for Solvency II negotiations both at national and European level – as a national expert he participated in the EU Commission and Council working groups.
Guest host Matthew Facey is joined by pricing experts Tim Rourke and Andrew Davies to discuss pricing relevance in the Middle East market and how pricing has wide reaching implications for insurers, peoples, processes, systems and data.
Andrew is a Director in WTW’s Insurance Consulting & Technology division with experience leading projects in technical modelling, footprint expansion and portfolio management. He has also held senior roles within the insurance industry across Pricing, Delivery & Risk and Analytics. He has led rate change transformation products across motor and home insurance products with a strong focus on pragmatic deliverables.
Tim is Head of Pricing, Product, Claims & Underwriting Consulting for the UK & Ireland in Insurance Consulting & Technology.
Matthew is joined by Susann Roeske and Bastian Kurth to discuss what the implementation of IFRS 17 means for insurers operating in the Middle East, and what can be done to make the process as smooth as possible.
Bastian is Senior Director and IFRS 17 leader in the Middle East who has been with WTW since 2009.
Susie is a Director in our Insurance Consulting and Technology Division based in the Cologne office.
Michael is joined by Nathalie Bégin and Lisa Sukow, who share key findings, takeaways and insights from our 2021 P&C Insurance Advanced Analytics Survey of North American insurers. By listening to this podcast, you’ll learn how insurers are expanding and improving the use of advanced analytics.
Nathalie is a Director in the Insurance Consulting and Technology business based in the Toronto office.
Lisa is a Director in the Insurance Consulting and Technology business based in the Dallas office.
Vittorio is joined by Gero Niessen who explores how agents today decide on pricing and discounts, the potential pitfalls of this approach, and how both insurers and agents can benefit when agents are provided with the right information in the right way.
Gero is a Senior Director with WTW in Cologne, Germany. He has been with the company since 2002 and his areas of expertise include: personal and commercial lines pricing, including incorporating external data, portfolio analysis and customer segmentation, conceptual design and implementation of capital models, industrial and reinsurance business and reserving, and runoff analyses.
Michael is joined by Day Bishop and George Zarkadakis, who discuss how the pandemic has accelerated the shift to new ways of working, how insurers are leveraging technology to derive value and mitigate future uncertainty and how companies are redesigning critical roles to achieve positive business outcomes.
Day Bishop is a consultant with over 20 years of experience working with global financial institutions. She helps insurers successfully incorporate new ideas, new technologies and new ways of working to improve, grow and transform their businesses.
George Zarkadakis is the Director of Willis Towers Watson’s Digital Incubator and leader of the Future of Work Strategy Advisory Services for Great Britain and Western Europe. George advises companies on business transformation in the context of robotic process automation, artificial intelligence and robotics.