Global Insurance Forum Experts Series 2022

Over this five-part series, hear from insurance industry leaders about the cascading challenges wrought by the pandemic and other social and environmental issues -- and enormous opportunities to rethink the old ways of doing business and plan a better path forward.



Global Insurance Forum

The 2022 Global Insurance Forum brought together more than 40 insurance executives from around the world to address the industry's role in rethinking old ways of doing business and plan a better path forward.

Join Paul Carroll, editor-in-chief of Insurance Thought Leadership, as he sits down with speakers from the event to take a closer look at critical topics. Over this six-part series, hear from industry leaders about how the insurance industry can leverage technology, mitigate risks, safeguard resources, and help lead the Great Reset of the global agenda.

Webinar 1: A Conversation with Mick Moloney

In this interview with Paul Carroll, editor-in-chief at Insurance Thought Leadership, Mick Moloney of Oliver Wyman explores:

  • How, in these increasingly unpredictable times, insurers can focus on reducing risk while still managing for growth.
  • How the industry is restructuring -- in particular, as brokers and many private-equity firms thrive while life insurers struggle -- and why many are looking at "asset-light" models like those popular in Silicon Valley. 
  • How the nature of work is changing as employees return to offices -- sort of.

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Mick Moloney

Mick Moloney, 
Partner, Global Head of Insurance
& Asset Management
Oliver Wyman



Webinar 2: A Conversation with Olav Cuiper

In this interview with Paul Carroll, editor-in-chief at Insurance Thought Leadership, Olav Cuiper, Executive Vice President, Chief Client Officer at RGA, explains:

  • How to embark on a digital customer journey -- and why that has to happen now.
  • How the pandemic has opened the way to new forms of engagement with customers, based on advice and service that go well beyond traditional products. 
  • Why wholesale banking can be a good model for engagement in the insurance industry. 

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Olav Cuiper

Olav Cuiper
Executive Vice President, Chief Client Officer



Webinar 3: A Conversation with Ken Mungan

In this interview, Ken Mungan, chairman of Milliman, lays out an innovative idea for how insurance companies and pension funds can deploy their trillions of dollars of capital to finance initiatives to mitigate climate change and the risks it creates. He also:

  • explains the dimensions of the gap
  • explores the role of platforms in innovating ways to tackle the protection gap.
  • concludes with optimism about humanity's ability to innovate in the face of climate change
  • the insurance industry's capacity to protect people from many of the related risks.

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Olav Cuiper

Ken Mungan, FSA, MAAA



Webinar 4: A Conversation with Thierry Léger

In this interview Thierry Léger, group chief underwriting officers at Swiss Re, explains:

  • that effects from climate change now account for half of reinsurers' net cat losses
  • that the data for half the exposures just isn't good enough at the moment.
  • that demand is surging for cat coverage just as capacity is leaving the market, creating a "monumental" gap of perhaps $40 billion or $50 billion between the demand and the offer.

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Thierry Léger

Thierry Léger
Group Chief Underwriting Officer
Swiss Re



Webinar 5: A Conversation with Joshua Landau

In this interview, Josh Landau, president of the International Insurance Society, hits the high points from the recent Global Insurance Forum. He lays out:

  • how insurers are leaning in on climate change to increase coverage and mitigate its effects.
  • how companies are using embedded insurance to extend their reach and simplify the purchasing process for customer.
  • how insurers have a great story to tell about being there when they're needed -- as evidenced by the billions of dollars of claims they paid during the pandemic and following the spate of natural disasters. 

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Joshua Landau

Joshua Landau
International Insurance Society



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IIS serves as the inclusive voice of the industry, providing a platform for both private and public stakeholders to promote resilience, drive innovation, and stimulate the development of markets. The IIS membership is diverse and inclusive, with members hailing from mature and emerging markets representing all sectors of the re/insurance industry, academics, regulators and policymakers. As a non-advocative organization, the IIS serves as a neutral platform for active collaboration and examination of issues that shape the future of the global insurance industry. Its signature annual event, the Global Insurance Forum, is considered the premier industry conference and is attended by 500+ insurance leaders from around the globe.

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Redefining Sustainability in Life & Health

Present by Swiss Re

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Accessibility, availability, and affordability - the 3As of life and health insurance that directly aligns with sustainability. What are some specific practices that can help us drive the 3As? Daisy Ning, Head Life & Health Re APAC ex. China at Swiss Re, shares more.

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Takeaways from the 2023 GIF


“Polycrisis” has entered the lexicon of the insurance industry

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Data and digitalization can help improve health outcomes, say insurance executives

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Fears of mental health anti-selection unfounded: HSBC Life exec

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Singapore pilot project to channel life insurer investments into sustainable infrastructure

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Industry collaboration key to Asia growth, say senior executives

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An estimated US$20bn spent on IFRS 17 transition: senior EY consultant

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Insurance industry urged to take “seat at the table” of global climate discussion

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Inflation and Insurance Replacement Costs

by Michel Leonard, PhD, CBE, Chief Economist & Data Scientist, and Riley Conlon, Research Analyst, The Insurance Information Institute


Gain key insights into the relationship between inflation and insurance replacement costs as basis for P&C/non-life capital allocation line performance and solvency.

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RGA Leaders of Tomorrow Research: Empathetic Leadership – Paving the Path to Gender Diversity in the Corporate Landscape

by Felicia Er, Chief Risk Officer, MSIG Asia Pte Ltd


Explore the factors that contribute to the gender gap in leadership and how initiating awareness training, shifting to a competency-based promotion system and adopting a systematic approach to developing talent can pave the way for a more inclusive and successful corporate landscape

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