Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Audio, Video and Transcripts of NAPSLO-A.M. Best Webinar on Specialty Insurance Market is Available

Audio, video and transcripts of the October 30 sold-out webinar offered jointly by the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd. (www.napslo.org) and the A.M. Best Co. are now available.

The webinar, which drew more than 1,000 registrants, featured a panel of leading wholesaler brokers and E&S carriers who updated producers and others on the state of the specialty insurance market. Video and a transcript of the presentation, including text in mobile-compatible format, is posted to www.ambest.com/multimedia/specialty08.html.

The audio only section is posted to the November 3 page of www.bestdayaudio.com.

The panel featured:
• Anthony F. Markel, Vice Chairman, Markel Corp.;
• Christopher M. Treanor, President and CEO, Mercator Risk Services Inc.;
• E.G. Lassiter, Chairman and CEO, RSUI Group; and
• Daniel Ryan, Vice President in A.M. Best's property/casualty rating division.

The panel examined the changing landscape for specialty insurance, including changing pricing trends and capacity, the continued financial strength of specialty lines compared with standard lines, the impact of AIG on the current market and the important role of wholesale brokers in helping producers find coverage in the current market.

The February 2009 edition of Best's Review magazine will feature full coverage of the event, along with other information on the specialty markets.

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