General Sessions


Presentation of the Chinese Actuarial Association

8:45 – 9:05 a.m.

Dr. Dongsheng Chen, President of the China Association of Actuaries and Chairman and CEO of Taikang Life Insurance Company, will deliver an address on issues related to the China insurance market.

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General Session I
The Evolving Regulatory Environment

9:05 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

The 2015 ERM Symposium kicks off with an opening general session made up of regulators speaking on current regulatory developments within the financial services industry and the potential future for solvency regulation for insurers and banks. The panelists will also share their views on the impact of current events on the regulatory environment, on the marketplace and on the risks for which the industry must account. NAIC’s Eli Russo will discuss her role in educating the insurance regulators about risk management and keeping them updated about new or emerging risks within the financial service industry. Other regulators have been invited to share their points-of-view.

Clifford Rossi, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Radian Group Inc.
Elisabetta Russo, ERM Advisor, National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Danny Saenz, Deputy Commissioner, Financial Regulation Division, Texas Department of Insurance
Chris Finger, Associate Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Board
Colin Lawrence, Partner, Risk Finance and Regulation, Ernst & Young, LLP and former Strategic Risk Advisor to the Deputy Governor Prudential Regulation Authority, Bank of England and Director, Risk Specialists Division, Financial Services Authority

General Session II
The Practical Reality of ERM and Your Responsibilities

3:40 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

“What should I do when I am back in the office? What does it mean for me, practically, to be involved in ERM?” Regardless of your role — whether you are a sole actuary in a company where ERM responsibilities have been added to your responsibilities, or part of the not-that-material line of a large multiline group or part of a larger company financial reporting or product development team — burning questions will be answered to better understand your role in risk management. The interactive session will allow the panel of ERM experts and current ERM practitioners to address questions with a strong focus on practical concrete solutions with visible short-term impact.

David Schraub, Staff Fellow, Society of Actuaries
David Raszeja, Chief Ethics and Risk Officer, Penn Mutual
Tony Dardis, Consulting Actuary, Milliman
Dave Ingram, EVP, Willis Re
Lori Ramos, CEO, Athos Risk
Kathryn Hyland, SVP, Swiss Re


General Session III
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know

10:05 p.m. – 11:35 a.m.

The featured speaker, Dr. Peter W. Singer, will explore the key questions everyone faces in the cyber age: How it all works? Why it all matters? What can we do? A panel of cyber-risk experts will then discuss how the financial services industry can leverage Dr. Singer’s insights to not only understand cyber-risk, but learn how to incorporate cyber-risk into a firm’s strategy.

Bob Wolf, Member, CAS Board of Directors
Peter W. Singer
Craig Allen, Senior Consultant, Company Commonwealth Research Group, Inc.
Michael Beekey, Security Officer, Computer Task Group, Inc.
Peter Venetis, Manager, PwC