08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast & Registration

09:00 - 09:15

Remarks from our 2015 Conference Co-Chairs

  • Cris Baez-Safa, Head of European Financial and Specialty Markets, QBE
  • Guillaume Deschamps, D&O Practice Leader, MARSH FINPRO Continental Europe
09:15 - 09:45

Keynote Address

  • Simon Wright, Claims Chief Counsel of SCOR Global P&C SE
09:45 - 10:00

Advisen Market Metrics

  • Jim Blinn, EVP & Global Product Manager, Advisen
10:00 - 10:45

The Risk Manager’s Perspective

Is D&O adequately addressing the risks of European businesses today?

This session will bring together influential risk managers from across Europe, to discuss some of the key issues facing European – and increasingly global – businesses. The panel will cover topics including whether D&O insurance is adequately responding to those risks and the reality of information sharing between the insurance industry and buyers. They will also outline what factors drive the purchase of D&O liability cover in their organisations.

  • Guillaume Deschamps, D&O Practice Leader, MARSH FINPRO Continental Europe (Moderator)
  • Francoise Carli, VP Insurance, Sanofi
  • Martine Hecq, Manager in Charge of Financial Lines, Nuclear Insurance and Captive Vehicles, ENGIE
  • Dirk Wegener, Global Head of Corporate Insurance, Deutsche Bank
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 11:45

Corporations Behaving Badly – Anti-corruption Spotlight

As national regulations grow more stringent, corporations are increasingly exposed to allegations of bad practice, corruption and bribery. This session will look at European and global regulatory developments and address how the insurance community is responding.

  • Arturo Luna Ibarra, VP and Senior D&O Underwriter, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (Moderator)
  • Mathieu Borneuf, Head of Management and Professional Lines-Continental Europe, Navigators Underwriting Limited
  • Elena Elia, Associate/Barrister, Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Kevin LaCroix, Attorney and EVP, RT Specialty
  • David Nayler, Executive Director, Head of Legal & Claims Practice, Financial & Professional Services, Aon
11:45 - 12:30

Policy Interpretation: Protecting Individual Assets

This session will look at the evolution of the D&O policy in Europe, focusing on some of the factors shaping its development in recent years.
This panel will include discussion on indemnification what’s done in Europe and how it’s handled elsewhere; how the policy has adapted to different jurisdictions, including pre-determined allocation, jurisdiction, definition securities claim, faute non-separable, etc; Side A and Side B coverage developments.

  • Heiko Würtz, Head of D&O, HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG (Moderator)
  • Frederique Bannes, Lawyer, Gide Loyrette Nouel
  • Isabelle Hilaire, European Third Party Liability Product Manager, Chubb
  • Leslie Kurshan, Head of Product Development, FINPRO Practice, Marsh UK
  • Oliver Sieg, Partner, Co-Head Litigation, Arbitration & ADR, Noerr
12:30 - 13:30

Conference Luncheon

13:00 - 13:30

Modeling Global D&O Risks

The regulatory investigations and shareholder lawsuits arising out of the Volkswagen emissions scandal serve to remind us that of the risk of global shock losses arising out of a single company or contagion.  Capturing worldwide data to describe these exposures is a significant challenge.  This interactive session will review some of the significant situations including Volkswagen and Madoff and discuss how they can be modelled and treated.  While we want to introduce you to our data products, we expect to promote a productive dialog about issues among the attendees.

  • Jim Blinn, EVP & Global Product Manager, Advisen
13:30 - 14:15

The View from the Top

A rare opportunity to hear top insurance executives discuss their perspectives on the executive risk insurance market, disclose the issues that most concern them, and explain how management liability business fits into their overall strategic vision.

  • Rebecca Bole, EVP, Editor-in-Chief, Advisen (Moderator)
  • Herbert Baeten, Chief Underwriting Officer, Zurich France
  • Kelly Lyles, Chief Regional Officer & Deputy Chairman, Insurance, XL Catlin
  • Mary O’Connor, CEO of Financial Lines, Willis GB
14:15 - 14:40

Women and Risk: The Business Implications of the Gender Agenda

This session will explore the increased focus on gender diversity, highlighting emerging policy and regulation, and the risks and opportunities this presents for insurance businesses and their management, as well as providing perspectives on practice challenges and approaching change.

  • Jane Portas, Committee Member, Insurance Supper Club
14:40 - 15:20

Claims Issues

This session is aimed at educating risk managers on the reality of current executive exposures in Europe and how insurance policies respond. Using D&O claims examples as case studies, panelists will look at how governance broke down to cause the claim and walk through the solution of the claim and insurance coverage.

Topics discussed will include investigation costs, erosion of limits, insolvency, subsidiary management and global policies.

  • Beth Thurston, Managing Director, Marsh Limited (Moderator)
  • Ignacio Figuerol, Partner, Clyde & Co.
  • Moya Stevenson, Senior Claims Counsel, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Victoria Watson, Head of Financial and Specialty Markets Claims, QBE
15:20 - 15:45

Regulatory Investigations

This panel will share real life experiences of dealing with a regulatory investigation and will offer practical guidance on: how to avoid an investigation, how to manage one if it happens – both internally and externally, notifying and dealing with your insurers.

  • Reid Feldman,  Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • Nathan Willmott, Partner and Head of Financial Regulation, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
15:45 - 16:00

Afternoon Break

16:00 - 16:30

The Rise of the Activist Investor & Investment Recovery

Investors are becoming more engaged with their European boards, especially as M&A activity picks up again after the Eurozone crisis. Who are the activist investors? Why are they becoming more active and how are they driving claims?

  • Edouard Fremault, Partner, Deminor Recovery Services
16:30 - 17:15

Privacy and Network Security Issues

This session will explore the vulnerabilities of public and private companies of all sizes to data breaches and privacy violations, and examine the types of scenarios that could place directors and officers in the cross hairs of regulators, investors, customers or other interested parties.

  • Laure Zicry, Head of Financial Institutions Brokerage and Cyber Risks Practice Leader, Gras Savoye (Moderator)
  • Kyle Bryant, Manager, Cyber Risks Practice, Continental Europe, ACE
  • Stephane Choisez, Counsel Partner, Cohen Amir-Aslani
  • Jérôme Gossé, Head Security & Privacy – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Zurich Global Corporate
17:15 - 18:15

Closing Remarks & Reception

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