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A.M. Bests Leading Analysts Explore Impacts of Hurricane Sandy, Mother Nature Challenging Homeowners and European Non-Life & Life Insurance [Video]

November 16, 2012   by A.M. Best Co.

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A.M. Best Co.’s latest episode of “First Monday” [Video below] features commentary by A.M. Best’s leading analysts. The November 2012 “First Monday” episode features: Hurricane Sandy’s impact on (re)insurers, mother nature challenging the U.S. homeowners’ market and Eurozone woes.

  • Vice presidents Bob DeRose and Rich Attanasio explain that both primary insurers and reinsurers are well capitalized to be able to withstand the impact of Hurricane Sandy.


  • Assistant vice president Rick Decker explains how homeowners’ writers are facing a myriad of hurdles while cat events put their risk management strategies to the test.


  • Senior director, analytics Carlos Wong Fupuy and associate director, analytics Sam Dobbyn discuss a European market showing a decreased demand for insurance products as a result of economic conditions.



Each month, “First Monday” provides A.M. Best’s point of view concerning timely topics or growing trends that are affecting (re)insurance company operations, and in some cases, the analytics behind Best’s Credit Ratings process.

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