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17th Annual Insurance Conference

Monday March 18, 2013 8:00 AM - Tuesday March 19, 2013 4:00 PM
NYSSA Conference Center
Available as: Live Session;
Categories: Conference, Industry Conference

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The property/casualty (P/C) insurance industry continued to battle through competitive market conditions in 2012. While there has been material improvement in the pricing environment, particularly in personal lines, the industry remains well capitalized, which reduces the likelihood of a hard market in the near term.

Life insurance investors continued to struggle with plummeting interest rates and the overall pullback of the market in early 2012 despite declining investment losses and record capital levels. Stocks benefited from stability in rates in the latter half and there were signs of rates potentially moving higher late in the year. Although earnings results and 2013 guidance have been a bit of a mixed bag, the outlook is that stock prices more than adequately discount a long-term, low interest rate scenario.

Attend to hear more about the outlook for the insurance industry and learn firsthand how individual companies are performing.

Presenting companies include:

  • American Financial Group (AFG)
  • AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI)
  • Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (AGII)
  • Crawford & Company (CRDA; CRDB)
  • FBL Financial Group (FFG)
  • Hallmark Financial Services Inc. (HALL)
  • Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation (IPCC)
  • Insurance Information Institute
  • Kemper Corporation (KMPR)
  • Meadowbrook Insurance Group Inc. (MIG)
  • National Interstate Corporation (NATL)
  • ProAssurance Corp. (PRA)
  • EMC Insurance Group Inc. (EMCI)
  • RLI Corp. (RLI)
  • United Fire Group, Inc. (UFCS)
  • United Insurance Holding Corp. (UIHC)


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, PhD, CPCU, President and Economist, Insurance Information Institute

9:10 a.m. Crawford & Company (CRD.B) 
Jeffrey T. Bowman, President and CEO
Bruce W. Swain, EVP and CFO

9:50 a.m. Kemper Corporation (KMPR)
Donald G. Southwell, Kemper Chairman, President and CEO

10:30 a.m. Break 

10:40 a.m. Meadowbrook Insurance Group (MIG)
Bob Cubbin, President and CEO

11:20 a.m. Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (AGII)
Mark E. Watson, III, President and CEO
George Luecke, SVP, Treasurer

12:00 p.m. United Fire and Casualty (UFCS)
Dianne Lyons, CFO

12:35 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. ProAssurance Corp. (PRA)
W. Stancil Starnes, Chairman and CEO

1:40 p.m. RLI Corp. (RLI)
Michael J. Stone, President and COO

2:15 p.m. Break  

2:30 p.m. Hallmark Financial Services (HALL)
Mark E. Schwarz, Executive Chairman
Mark J. Morrison, President and CEO

3:10 p.m. FBL Financial Group, Inc. (FFG)
Richard J. Kypta, COO, Life Companies
Kathleen Till Stange, VP, Corporate and Investor Relations 

4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Day Two

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

8:25 a.m.   Welcome and Opening Remarks 

8:30 a.m. Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFH)
Scott D. Wollney, President and Chief Executive Officer

9:10 a.m. AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) 
Ron Pipoly, CFO
9:50 a.m. Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation (IPCC)
Jim Gober, CEO

10:25 a.m. Break 

10:40 a.m. American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG)
Carl Lindner, III, Co-CEO & Co-President 
Jeff Consolino, Executive Vice President & CFO

11:20 a.m. National Interstate Corporation (NATL)
Dave Michelson, President and CEO 
Gary Monda, VP and CIO
Julie McGraw, VP and CFO

11:55 a.m. Lunch

12:25 p.m. Panel Discussion

1:05 p.m. United Insurance Holdings Corp. (UIHC)
John Forney, CEO and Brad Martz, CFO
1:50 p.m. EMC Insurance Group (EMCI)
Bruce G. Kelley, JD, CPCU, CLU, President and CEO
Mark E. Reese, CPA, SVP and CFO

2:25 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Program Details

March 18–19, 2013

8:00 a.m.–4:00 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
($5 surcharge for walk-ins)

Registration Deadline
Thursday, March 14, 2013

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

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