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2019 ASNY Annual Meeting
New York Marriott Downtown Hotel
85 West Street (at Albany Street)
New York, NY 10006
Monday, November 25, 2019, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM EST
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2019 ASNY Annual Meeting

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We are very excited for this year's ASNY Annual Meeting being held on Monday, November 25th at the New York Marriott Downtown Hotel.

The meeting will commence with a general professionalism session followed by breakout sessions. At the breakout sessions an accomplished group of industry leaders will present on a broad range of topics of interest including actuarial and IT partnerships, actuarial governance, and evolving regulations.


8:00 - 8:45 am: Meeting Registration and Breakfast

8:45 - 9:00 am:  Welcome Remarks
Sarah Valani | ASNY VP of Meetings

9:00 - 10:00 am: General Session: Current Professionalism Topics
Tom Campbell, FSA MAAA CERA | President-elect American Academy of Actuaries 
American Academy of Actuaries President Elect Tom Campbell will present on professionalism topics.

10:15 - 11:45 pm: General Session: SOA Board Member Address
Jennifer Haid, FSA | SOA Board Member 

Jenny Haid, SOA Board Member, will discuss the Society of Actuaries’ strategic plan and provide updates on key initiatives, including the long-term growth strategy, diversity and inclusion, professional development, predictive analytics, InsurTech and more.

11:45 - 1:15 pm: General Session: Workforce of the Future
                   Mona Jolly | PwC 
                   Jenna Jackson | PwC
                   Steve Bochanski, FSA CERA MAAA | PwC  

We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Automation and ‘thinking machines’ are replacing human tasks and jobs, and changing the skills that organizations are looking for in their people. These momentous changes raise huge organizational, talent and HR challenges – at a time when business leaders are already wrestling with unprecedented risks, disruption and political and societal upheaval. How will the insurance industry be impacted by these changes? How are actuaries going to be impacted by these changes?

1:15 - 2:30 pm: Lunch Session: Club Business
                   Alex Zaidlin, FSA | ASNY President

2:45 - 4:00 pm:  Breakout Session 1

  • Targeted Improvements
          Rob Winawer, FSA MAAA | Oliver Wyman
          Di Yang, FSA CERA MAAA | AXA Equitable

    The FASB’s Targeted Improvements to the Accounting for Long-Duration Contracts is the biggest change in US GAAP reporting for life insurers in the last 40 years. This session will give an overview of the accounting standards and help you present your company’s financial results in the best light.

  • Mortality Improvement Trends & Impacts to Life Insurance
          Alex Yang, FSA MAAA | Munich Re 
          Tatiana Berezin, FSA MAAA | New York Life Insurance

    Recent reports from the SOA have noted a slowdown in mortality improvement in the U.S. population. But how does this trend translate to the life insurance population and how are carriers reacting? This session will break down mortality improvement trends through various lenses and discuss implications for the future of the life insurance industry.

  • PBR Insights and Updates
    Hugues Fontaine, FSA CERA ACIA | EY
         Simon Gervais, ASA | Oliver Wyman

    Life PBR around the corner: industry insights and updates on key topics. The session will provide the audience with an industry overview and will expand on the main updates from the 2020 version of VM-20. Additionally, key insights from analysis to date and regulatory hot topics will be discussed.

  • Accelerated Underwriting and the Actuarial Control Cycle
    Anji Li, FSA CERA MAAA | Munich Re
         Cynthia Clement | Munich Re
         Samantha Hawson, FSA MAAA | Swiss Re - iptiQ Americas

    Accelerated Underwriting (AUW) programs are quickly becoming the new paradigm for risk selection in almost every life insurance company. But do you understand the data and modelling tools that enable a sound framework for AUW programs? This session will dive into how we can best structure AUW programs for long term success, including reflecting AUW in Pricing and implementing iterative risk exposure monitoring tools.

4:15 - 5:30 pm:  Breakout Session 2

  • Technological Impact of Accounting Changes (LDTI)
          Pratik Gupta, FSA CERA | KPMG
          Daniel Dvorin, ASA MAAA | EY
    The implementation of U.S.-GAAP LDTI and IFRS17 impacts the end-to-end process from sourcing of data through financial reporting and analytics. This session discusses the degree of impact across various process components.

  • Assumptions Governance
          Nina Han, FSA MAAA CERA | Oliver Wyman
          Chris Halloran, ASA | Oliver Wyman
          Harold Luber, FSA MAAA CERA | AXA Equitable
    This session will cover current industry best practices for assumption governance, considerations under emerging regulatory and accounting frameworks, and how to address common pitfalls in the assumption management process.
  • VM 21 Methodology & Updates
          Alex Potocki | Oliver Wyman 
    As we moved closer to the VM-21 phase in period, it is important to know the modeling and financial impacts. This session will cover the updates to variable annuity asset and liability methodology, along with a comparison to the current regime and general information regarding the new NAIC standards.
  • Understanding Blockchain for Trusted Products (In Partnership with the SOA Predictive Analytics & Futurism section)
    Truman Esmond | AAIS
    Blockchain as a foundational technology  - like relational databases or the Internet - is taking hold.  The many emerging applications related to the development, maintenance and the increasingly real-time delivery of Insurance are taking shape, and the role of actuaries is becoming clearer.  Explore the role of actuaries in shaping and leveraging blockchain to enable the future of insurance and risk management tools and accountability. 

5:30 - 7:00 pm:  Networking Cocktail Reception


Registration Fees

 Before November 1st                November 2nd to November 24th At the Door

Paid-up Members and Subscribers  

$425 $475 $525

Other Attendees

$475 $525 $575



You can register online hereIf you have been a past member, but have not yet paid dues for this year, membership dues must be paid first before you will receive the reduced cost for this event.

If you have any questions, please use the Contact ASNY page and select Subject option 5, "ASNY Annual Meeting".

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation of any individual's event registration must be made two (2) weeks or more prior to an event to be eligible for a refund. All requests are subject to $50 service fee to cover administration costs and email must be received prior to the two week deadline. Cancellations made after the two week deadline will not be honored, however, all individuals are allowed to transfer their registration at any time to another individual at their organization at no cost by sending an email to ASNY representatives at the email below. Any transfer should be communicated to ASNY as soon as it is known. 
  • ASNY reserves the right to cancel any program if conditions warrant. In the rare event of such cancellation, registration fees will be refunded in full. We are not responsible for any discounted airfares or hotel penalties that an attendee may incur due to cancellation.
  • Please contact [email protected] with any questions you have around this process.

Presentations will be uploaded at the bottom of the page as they are received from presenters.