The FENG Insurance S.I.G.
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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 SIG and take place in New York City on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Typically, we invite expert guest speakers on relevant topics, and we encourage our members to participate in robust Q&A and a friendly exchange of viewpoints.
Meeting information is as follows:
Grant Thornton Building
757 Third Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets) -
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
Please mute your phones *6.
Please remember to bring:
• Business cards
• Name tag
- Andrew Edelsberg
- 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.