Credit Conversations: Trends and Hot Topics in Property & Casualty and Reinsurance, Dec 3, 2015, 11am ET

Join S&P Capital IQ, SNL Financial and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services on Thursday, December 3, at 11am ET for a lively conversation on current trends and hot topics in property & casualty insurance, as well as the reinsurance world.

A panel of thought-leaders and practitioners will discuss:

  • A year-over-year industry analysis
  • Recent rating actions & outlook
  • Credit trends with unrated insurers
December 3, 2015

11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET


Tim Zawacki : Senior Editor, Insurance , SNL Financial

Tim has covered the insurance industry in various capacities since joining SNL Financial in 1999. Currently, he authors the annual US P&C Market Report, containing an historical overview and projections of industry results for key lines of business. He also writes regular weekly columns and periodic research covering topics that include P&C and life industry financials, M&A activity and various strategic developments impacting the insurance sector.

Tim also is a frequent speaker and moderator at SNL Knowledge Center programs on various insurance industry topics.

Previously, Tim served as writer and editor for various SNL publications, including the SNL Insurance Daily and Insurance Investor.

He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

Tracy Dolin-Benguigui, Director, Insurance Ratings , Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
Tracy Dolin-Benguigui is a Director in the North American Practice of Standard & Poor’s Insurance Ratings. She has analytic responsibilities for a portfolio of the largest property casualty insurance and reinsurance companies in North America and Bermuda. She also is the analytical lead for publication of commentaries related to the U.S. personal and commercial lines sectors, including the semi-annual P/C insurance sector & economic outlook and topical research including TRIA and cyber. In addition, she chairs the Americas analytical oversight consistency council, North American standing research council, and co-chairs a focus team covering the global multiline insurance market. Tracy has spoken on property casualty insurance industry and ratings trends at numerous conferences and maintains a regular dialogue with investors, media, industry groups, intermediaries, and rated insurers.

Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s in 2005, Tracy was an insurance broker at AON Risk Services. Her responsibilities included client relationship management and insurance placements for middle market, healthcare and Japan based clients.

Tracy holds a B.A. from Brandeis University with a double major in Economics and Health, Law and Society interdisciplinary program. Tracy acquired a New York Property & Casualty Insurance Brokerage License during her tenure at AON.

Jim Elder, Director, Market Development, Corporate and Financial institutions, S&P Capital IQ

James Elder is a Director in the Corporate and Financial Institutions Segment at S&P Capital IQ. His current responsibilities involve development of strategic solutions for the market. Jim focuses on the financial community through the publication of research related to credit professionals, the development of analytic methodologies and the application of innovative solutions to market problems. He has presented on topics ranging from municipal finance and corporate credit analysis to valuation methodologies at numerous industry conferences and webinars.

Jim’s twelve years of industry experience include positions in asset management, financial guaranty and structured finance. Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s in 2007, he has worked at J.P. Morgan and XL Capital Assurance.

Jim holds an M.B.A in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Management. Jim graduated with bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.




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