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[TAI Newsletter] Q4 2017: Year End

November 13, 2017 / Quarterly Newsletter

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It’s hard to believe we have less than two months to go in 2017. It has been an exciting year so far and it certainly isn’t over yet. In the final newsletter of this year, I’ll be revealing the location for User Group 2018, discussing the outlook of the life annuity market, reflecting on how to win in innovation and sharing our latest resources from the TAI blog.

User Group 2018

Save the Date for TAI User Group 2018

We are excited to share that the 2018 Annual User Group meeting will be taking place in Chicago, Illinois, May 9-11 at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown. Mark your calendars! Registration will open early 2018.

Life Annuity Insurance Market Outlook

Life Annuity Insurance Market Outlook – Interview with Scott Selkirk, Somerset Re

With the US life annuity market currently experiencing disruption, we’re exploring how reinsurance companies are reacting. Check out our interview with Scott Selkirk, Managing Director and Head of Pricing at Somerset Re, to get his perspective on the market, where he sees it going in the near future and what Somerset Re is doing to address challenges and opportunities in the annuity space.

Read full interview here.

life insurance innovation

How to Win at Innovation in Life Insurance 

Given unlimited resources, capital, and the removal of hurdles, what is the largest industry challenge you would like to address?

I recently had the chance to answer this question with a group of thought leaders from various parts of the insurance eco-system at the 2017 SOA Annual Meeting. In addition to revealing unique perspectives, my biggest takeaway was the importance of being open to diverse perspectives when innovating in our industry.

Get the full recap here. 

RAPA 2017 Highlights

Contagiously High Energy at RAPA 2017

Another highlight from the fall conference season was RAPA 2017. The high energy, dynamic speakers, and engaging sessions made the 20th anniversary of the meeting one of the best events yet. Perhaps one of the most entertaining, yet educational sessions, was learning how to co-create and collaborate using spaghetti and marshmallows, led by Sven Roehl from Cookhouse Lab.

Other notable highlights included outgoing chair, Greg LaRochelle of RBC Canada, welcoming incoming chair, Eddie Martinez from AXA. And lastly, I was thrilled to be selected to lead the Innovation Sub-committee for RAPA. I am excited for the opportunity to engage the reinsurance administration community on industry innovation and look forward to driving change through creative thinking.  


Resource Roundup from TAI

Since the resource roundup from the summer newsletter was a huge hit, I’ve included the latest resources from the TAI blog and our sister company LOGiQ3 here as well:

Resource Roundup from our sister company, LOGiQ3

Wishing everyone a fantastic end to 2017,  looking forward to an exciting 2018.

Written by
Mitch Ocampo