The FENG Insurance S.I.G.

Next Meeting

When:

07/14/2020 – 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

Zoom Meeting

Zoom Link will be sent to you after you register on the website.

Agenda:



Presentation: 2020 Foresight: Good Year vs Great Year - Equity Outlook for the Year Ahead


Speaker: Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist at CFRA Research


Here is a link to Sam speaking on CNBC. https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/09/30/bar-set-so-low-theres-potential-for-market-euphoria-in-q4-stovall.html




Sam's Biography:
As chief investment strategist at CFRA Research, Sam Stovall serves as analyst, publisher and communicator of CFRA’s outlooks for the economy, market and sectors. He is the chairman of the CFRA Investment Policy Committee, where he focuses on market history and valuations, as well as industry momentum strategies. He is the author of “The Seven Rules of Wall Street: Crash-Tested Investment Strategies That Beat the Market,” (McGraw-Hill, 2009) and writes weekly Sector Watch and Investment Policy Committee Meeting Notes on CFRA’s MarketScope Advisor platform. His work is also found in CFRA’s flagship weekly newsletter The Outlook.


Prior to CFRA, Stovall worked as chief equity strategist of S&P Capital IQ. There, he served as analyst, publisher and communicator of S&P’s outlooks for the economy, market, sectors and stocks. He was the chairman of the S&P Investment Policy Committee, where he focused on market history and valuations, as well as industry momentum strategies.


Stovall joined S&P in April 1989. Prior to S&P, he served as editor-in-chief at Argus Research, an independent investment research firm in New York City.


Stovall received an MBA in finance from New York University and a B.A. in history/education from Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is also a certified financial planner.



ALUMNI VERY WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.



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About the Insurance S.I.G.

Insurance Special Interest Group

It is the mission of the FENG Insurance SIG to promote an open and inclusive dialogue within the Insurance profession on best practices for both the leadership and technical areas. It is the purpose of the Insurance SIG to promote an open and inclusive dialogue providing a venue to network with other industry professionals and continue learning about current and innovative trends in this industry.

Members of our group include current and in-transition CEOs, CFOs, CAOs, Tax leaders, Treasurers, FP&A leaders, Controllers, Strategic Finance leaders, Actuarial leaders, etc. We endeavor to grow our membership across all types of insurance companies -- Life, P&C, Health, consumer and/or commercial risks, InsurTech.

Our meetings are held in conjunction with the Banking and Asset Management SIGs and take place in New York City typically on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. We invite expert guest speakers on relevant topics, and we encourage our members to participate in robust Q&A and friendly exchange of viewpoints.

Meeting information is as follows:
Grant Thornton Building
757 Third Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets) -
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Teleconferencing instructions - for those unable to attend, but would like to listen to the speaker
Teleconference starts at 5:15 pm EST

Dial-in number: (605) 313-6317
Access code: 396320
Please mute your phones *6.

Please remember to bring:
• Business cards
• Name tag

S.I.G. Leadership

Andrew Edelsberg
aedelsberg@kbra.com
(646) 731-2371
Andrew was hired by in November 2015 to head the insurance ratings team at Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA). The team issued its first insurance financial strength rating (IFSR) in October 2016 and currently has IFSRs published on over 60 insurance companies. KBRA is the world’s largest post-financial crisis rating agency with offices in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Dublin, Ireland. KBRA won the 2019 Rating Agency of the Year Award from Reactions Magazine.

Before coming to KBRA, Andrew worked for A.M. Best for over 15 years in the Life/Health Ratings Division. At A.M. Best, he managed several analytical teams that provided rating coverage for diverse groups of domestic life/health insurers. Additionally, Andrew authored and oversaw the writing of research articulating A.M. Best’s credit opinion of life/health insurers as well as the rating agency’s position on industry issues. He often advised his peers on technical issues related to debt securities, rating tools and the rating process. For several years, Andrew was a standing member and co-chair of the Life/Health rating committee.

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Andrew Edelsberg
aedelsberg@kbra.com
(646) 731-2371

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