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AM Best Senior Managing Director to Join Panel Discussion at InsurTech North

May 7, 2019

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2019--AM Best Senior Managing Director Andrea Keenan will participate in a panel discussion at InsurTech North, which will take place at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on May 23-24, 2019.

The event, hosted by Market Security Analysis & Research Inc., will focus on the impact of innovation and emerging technologies on the insurance industry. Participants from major insurance industry segments, along with technology entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, will discuss the growing alignment between emerging technologies and insurance, including looks at the insurer-insurtech relationship and insurtech investing.

Keenan will take part in a panel discussion, titled, “Barbarians at the Gate,” which will explore the next generation of insurance competition: major technology-driven companies, such as Amazon or Google, which have unmatched consumer reach in other industries and potentially can upend insurance distribution with next-level data analytics. The panel takes place on May 24, at 2:30 pm (EDT). As head of industry relations for AM Best, Keenan is responsible for AM Best’s external strategic relationships and communications within the insurance and financial services industries throughout the Americas. To learn more about the InsurTech North event, please view the event overview.

AM Best believes the increased pace of change in society, climate and technology has made innovation increasingly critical to the long-term success of all insurers, and in turn, the rating agency recently released a draft criteria procedure, titled, “Scoring and Assessing Innovation.” This draft criteria procedure is available at http://www.ambest.com/ratings/methodology.asp.

AM Best is a trusted source of insurance market insight and data, and the only global credit rating agency with a unique focus on the insurance industry. Best’s Credit Ratings are a recognized indicator of insurer financial strength and creditworthiness. Visit http://www.ambest.com for more information.

Copyright © 2019 by A.M. Best Company, Inc. and/or its affiliates. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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