I am looking forward to my annual visit to the American Bar Association’s Insurance Coverage Seminar in Tucson, AZ, held this year from March 5-8. Not only will this beautiful part of the country bring some welcome sunshine in late winter, but the conference itself is consistently one of the best networking and educational opportunities of the year.
I am also proud to be speaking on a panel regarding a subject that is close to my heart: the massive concentration of long-tail insurance risk at Berkshire Hathaway. The panel will discuss the topic during the Saturday morning program, “Berkshire Hathaway the New Goliath: Strategies for the Boy David”. It is a very strong panel, including Vijay Bondada from Pfizer’s Risk Management Group, John Sylvester of K&L Gates, and Laura Foggan from Wiley Rein. I am anticipating a lively discussion with a number of applicable takeaways for our professional peers.
We have recently completed three papers that were authored to accompany the panel. My own paper explores Berkshire Hathaway’s rationale on why these transactions (Loss Portfolio Transfers) make sense. I will be sure to link to these papers for Risky Business subscribers as soon as they are published.
Register for the seminar here.