Mealeys Insurance/Reinsurance Company Run-Off Conference (RUNCON)

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: May 16, 2005 End Date/Time: May 17, 2005
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Conference Chaired by

Terry Kelaher, FIIC,

Vice President and General Manager, Allstate Insurance Company,
South Barrington, IL

David R. Robb,
Executive Vice President, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.,
Hartford, CT

Registration Fee

The registration fee includes continental breakfast each day, one luncheon, attendance at all conference sessions, a copy of the conference handbook on CD, networking reception, and coffee breaks. The registration fee is $1295 for the first attendee.

How to Register

Fax is the best way to enroll, allowing us to attend to your registration immediately. Please fax this form to (610)768-0303, call 1-800-MEALEYS, (610)768-7800, e-mail or mail this form with payment to Mealey Publications, P.O. Box 62090, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0230. Receipt of payment guarantees your registration.

Special Discounts

• Corporate Discount — $200 off — $1095

• Additional registrants from the same firm or company — $150 off — $1145

• Government employees — one-third off — $865

• Sitting judges — attend free

• Paralegals — two-thirds off — $435

Special Needs

Should you have any special needs, please contact Mealey’s at least three weeks prior to the conference, to allow us time to make reasonable accommodations.

Cancellation Policy

Registrants who cancel on or before May 2nd will receive a full refund. Registrants canceling from May 3rd-May 9th will receive a full credit towards another Mealey’s conference. Cancellations made after May 9th will be subject to a 25% administrative fee; the remaining amount will be credited towards another Mealey’s conference. Credits must be used within one year of the date of issuance. Attendees who are paid in full and do not attend the conference forfeit a refund or a credit voucher. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Hotel Accommodations

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston is located at 15 Arlington Street, just 30 minutes from Logan International Airport. Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 617-536-5700. When making reservations, indicate that you are attending Mealey’s Insurance/Reinsurance Company Run-Off Conference, May 16-17, 2005. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate of $265 a night for a single or double room. The cut-off date for this rate is April 25th. After that date, this rate will be offered based on space availability. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms in our room block so make your reservations early.

For alternative hotels and rates, please call us at (610) 768-7800.

Conference on Audiotape

If you cannot attend this conference, take advantage of our new audiotape conference service. For more information call 1-800-MEALEYS or e-mail

CLE Credit
Credits will be available from all states with mandatory requirements. For more information visit and click on ‘CLE Credit’, or call 1-800-MEALEYS.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please call 1-800-MEALEYS for more information on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

Speakers, sessions and times may be subject to last-minute changes.

Monday, May 16, 2005

8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 Introduction and Opening Remarks

Terry Kelaher, FIIC, Vice President and General Manager, Allstate Insurance Company

David Robb, Executive Vice President, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

9:30 Growth of An Industry

Julius Bannister, AGSM, Director, Bannister International Research Organisation

10:15 Morning Break

10:30 Jumped or Pushed? Timing the Decision to Enter Run-Off

Moderator: Jonathan Bank, Of Counsel, Lord Bissell & Brook

VJ Dowling, Managing Member, Dowling & Partners Securities, LLC

Peter van der Meer, Managing Director, Insurance, Friedman
Billings & Ramsey Group, Inc.

Lee Routledge, Senior Vice President, Claims, SCOR
Reinsurance Company

<>11:30 Run-Offs From a Ratings Agency Perspective

Mark Puccia, Managing Director, Financial Services Group,
Standard & Poor’s

12:00 Luncheon and Keynote Address

Ernst Csiszar, President & CEO, Property & Casualty Insurers
Association of America

1:30 The Tail That Wags the Dog: Evaluating the Company’s Liabilities, Risks and Assets

Moderator: John Baily, CPA

David Powell, ACAS, MAAA, Managing Principal, Towers
Perrin Tillinghast

Frederick Kist, FCAS, MAAA, Senior Vice President and
Chief Actuary, Kemper Insurance Companies

George Hammond, LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae

Frank Lattal, Chief Claims Officer, ACE Limited

3:00 Afternoon Break

3:15 This Way To the Exit – Options for Structuring the Run-Off

Scott Belden, Managing Director, St. Paul Travelers

Michael Steel, Head of ReMetrics, Benfield Limited

Philip Singer, Chief Executive Officer, Tawa Management

Bruce Shulan, Managing Partner, The Princeton Partnership, LLC

Michael Pedraja, Director, Credit Suisse First Boston

4:45 Networking Reception

May 17, 2005

8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:30 Regulatory Concerns/Oversight

Moderator: Norris Clark, Financial and Regulatory Specialist, Lord Bissell & Brook

Stephen Johnson, CPA, Deputy Insurance Commissioner, Pennsylvania Insurance Department Office of Corporate and Financial Regulation

Joseph Torti, CPA, CFE, CFSA, Associate Director and
Superintendent of Insurance, State of Rhode Island,
Division of Insurance

Lawrence Mulryan, Executive Director, California Insurance
Guaranty Association

9:45 Morning Break

10:00 Operating the Run-Off Company

Moderator: David Thirkill, Vice President, RiverStone Reinsurance Services LLC

Peter Matthews, Partner, EMB Consultancy

Frederic Gindraux, CPCU, Director of APH Claims, Swiss
Reinsurance America Corporation

Susan Grondine, Senior Vice President and Counsel, Horizon
Management Group LLC

11:15 Third Parties That You Come to Rely On

Laird Criner, Managing Director, Head of Global Claims Consulting, Guy Carpenter & Company, Inc.

Dale Miller, Lord Bissell & Brook

Joseph Loggia, Vice President, Buxbaum Loggia & Associates, Inc.

Trish Getty, AIR, Executive Director, Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Companies

12:15 Conclusion

Terry Kelaher, FIIC, Vice President and General Manager,
Allstate Insurance Company

David Robb, Executive Vice President, The Hartford Financial
Services Group, Inc.

12:30 Adjourn