Next month's European Insurance Forum in Dublin, promises to be a lively affair. Organised by our sister publication Global Reinsurance and sponsored by Aon, it will host delegates from across Europe meeting to discuss pressing issues. By February, more than 150 insurance professionals had signed up to join colleagues from Europe, the US and Bermuda to answer the question, 'Insurance markets in turmoil - what does the future hold?'
Regulation is high on the conference agenda, as proposed changes at EC level promise some fundamental shifts. Brian Patterson, the chairman of the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority, and Amanda Bowe, head of non-life supervision at the FSA, will represent the regulators' view on the directives in the pipeline. Mike Pickens, insurance supervisor for Arkansas and the chair of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in the US, will speak at the session entitled `Regulation - where to now?'. And as the brave new world of corporate governance comes to pass, `rogue trader' Nick Leeson will explain the failures in business control in the mid-1990s which enabled him to trade Barings Bank into insolvency. Other issues to be tackled during the two-day conference, to be held on 18 and 19 March, include solvency, insurance failures, ART and captives.
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