Katie Klutts is a manager in the PwC Advisory insurance practice, specializing in property & casualty. Klutts has helped insurers in underwriting, marketing and technology organizations with strategy development, planning and execution.
Prior to joining PwC, Klutts worked in GEICO’s underwriting research department. Her responsibilities included developing underwriting strategy, building and implementing automated underwriting models, conducting market research and evaluating impacts of rate and product changes.
Softening prices, little or no organic growth and increased competition have characterized most of the commercial insurance environment in recent years. These factors and a relatively benign cat environment continue to attract new types of capital providers (e.g., hedge funds, pension funds, foreign investors, capital markets) looking to diversify their investment portfolios with uncorrelated insurance […]
Beyond the secular forces we described in our “Future of Insurance” series, more immediate and cyclical issues will be shaping the insurance executive agenda in 2016. Commercial insurers (including reinsurers) face tough times ahead, with underwriting margins that are being pressured by softening prices and a potentially volatile interest rate environment. Recently, reserve releases, generally […]