18th Annual Insurance Conference

Monday March 17, 2014 8:00 AM - Tuesday March 18, 2014 3:00 PM
NYSSA Conference Center
Available as: Live Session;
Categories: Conference, Industry Conference

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The S&P Insurance ETF KIE increased 45% in 2013 compared with the S&P 500 Index which increased 30%. Life insurance stocks were the best performing sub-sector, followed by insurance brokers, primary non-life insurers and then reinsurers. The non-life sector is expected to face some headwinds in 2014 from less robust industry pricing and depressed new money yields.

Life insurance investors enjoyed a renaissance in 2013 with the SNL Life and Health Index returning 64% (versus 30% for the S&P 500). Interest rates made a slow but steady turn higher and remain positioned to continue the slow but stable trend in the coming year. While valuation does not appear nearly as attractive as it did this time last year, solid growth is expected in 2014 and 2015 with the possibility of rising interest rates adding to the estimates.


Day 1

8:00 a.m.
Check-in and Continental Breakfast

8:25 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30 a.m.
Overview of the Insurance Industry
Robert Hartwig, Insurance Information Institute
The Insurance Information Institute (III) is dedicated to improving public understanding of insurance by providing definitive insurance information to the media, governments, regulatory organizations, universities, and the public.

9:10 a.m.
ProAssurance Corp. (PRA)
ProAssurance is an industry-leading specialty insurance company with extensive expertise in medical professional liability, products liability for medical technology and life sciences, and legal professional liability.

9:50 a.m.
Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. (AGII)
Argo Group International Holdings is a Bermuda-based international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market.
Mark E. Watson III, President & CEO

10:30 a.m.

10:40 a.m.
Crawford & Company (CRD.B)
Crawford & Company is an independent provider of claims management, BPO, and consulting solutions to insurance companies and self-insured entities in over 70 countries globally.

11:20 a.m.
United Insurance Holdings Corp. (UIHC)
United Insurance distributes homeowners, dwelling fire and flood insurance products through over 500 agency groups in eight states.

12:00 p.m.
American Equity Investment Life Holding (AEL)
American Equity is a full-service underwriter of annuity and life insurance products with a primary emphasis on the sale of fixed-rate and index annuities.
John Matovina, CEO
Jeff Lorenzen, Chief Investment Officer

12:35 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
Federated National Holding Company (FNHC)
Federated National distributes homeowners, commercial general liability, and flood insurance products through over 3,300 independent agents in the state Florida.
Michael H. Braun, CEO & President

1:40 p.m.
Infinity Property & Casualty Corporation (IPCC)
Infinity Property & Casualty is an automobile insurance company specializing in urban, Hispanic, and non-standard risks.
Jim Gober, CEO

2:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.
Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd. (BCRH)
Blue Capital is a collateralized reinsurer that looks to underwrite a diverse book of short-tail property catastrophe collateralized reinsurance contracts.

3:10 p.m.
Donegal Group (DGICA)
Donegal Group is a provider of a full line of personal and commercial insurance products marketed through a network of independent insurance agencies in 22 states.

4:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Day 2

8:00 a.m.
Check-in and Continental Breakfast

8:25 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30 a.m.
Investment Banking Panel

9:10 a.m.
United Fire Group, Inc. (UFCS)
United Fire Group, Inc. is engaged in the business of writing property and casualty insurance and life insurance and selling annuities. The company sells through more than 1,000 independent agencies in 43 states, plus the District of Columbia, and as a life insurer in 36 states, represented by more than 900 independent life agencies.

9:50 a.m.
FBL Financial Group (FFG)
Through its primary operating subsidiary, Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company, FBL underwrites and markets a broad range of life insurance and annuities, which are distributed by multiline exclusive Farm Bureau agents.
Donald J. Seibel, Chief Financial Officer

10:25 a.m.

10:40 a.m.
American Financial Group (AFG)
American Financial Group is an insurance holding company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio with assets of approximately $40 billion. Through the operations of Great American Insurance Group, AFG is engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialized commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions, and education markets.

11:20 a.m.
Selective Insurance Group (SIGI)
Selective, through independent agents, offers primary and alternative market insurance for commercial and personal risks, and flood insurance underwritten by the National Flood Insurance Program.
Greg Murphy, Chairman & CEO
Dale Thatcher, EVP & CFO

12:00 p.m.

12:20 p.m.
Hallmark Financial Services (HALL)
Hallmark Financial Services engages in marketing, distributing, underwriting, and servicing commercial, personal, and general aviation insurance, as well as providing other insurance related services.
Mark E. Schwarz, Executive Chairman

1:00 p.m.
Kemper Corporation (KMPR)
Kemper is a multi-line insurance holding company providing an array of property, casualty, life, and health insurance products to serve individuals, families, and small businesses.
Frank Sodaro, SVP & CFO

1:40 p.m.
EMC Insurance Group Inc
EMC Insurance primarily focuses on the sale of commercial lines property/casualty insurance to small- and medium-sized businesses in the Midwest. The company also offers reinsurance and personal lines insurance.

2:20 p.m.
Atlas Financial (AFH)
Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, underwrites commercial automobile insurance policies. It offers insurance for taxi cabs, limousine, non-emergency para-transit, and livery and business autos.

3:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Program Details

March 17–18, 2014

Day One | 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Day Two | 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

NYSSA Conference Center
1540 Broadway, Suite 1010, (entrance on 45th Street), New York, NY 10036

Members $50
Virtual and Non-Members $150
Students $30
($10 surcharge for walk-ins)

Registration Deadline

Thursday, March 13, 2014

C. Gregory Peters, Managing DirectorRaymond James & Associates, Inc.

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