Resilience: can the industry deliver when the chips are down?

The Old Library, Lloyd's
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Simon Konsta, Senior Partner, Clyde & Co.
  • London Market webinar

In this IIL London Market lecture Simon Konsta outlined the legal, regulatory and cultural constraints faced by capital markets, the (re)insurance industry, governments and aid agencies as they seek to close the protection gap. His lecture also assessed the potential for new products to build resilience in markets exposed to natural disasters, exacerbated by climate change.

Simon explained that in developing countries, every year natural disasters cause long-term damage to millions of livelihoods and undermine efforts to build sustainable economic growth. Insurance and other forms of risk transfer could help those affected to bounce back and boost resilience. Simon’s presentation addressed what governments and regulators could or should be changing to encourage further product innovation and uptake in developing markets.

By the end of this lecture members would have gained an insight into:

  • The protection gap and its impact on economic development
  • Innovative new products from insurers and capital markets
  • Legislative and regulatory challenges impacting innovation and resilience around the world

Speakers Bio:
Simon is the firm's Senior Partner and chairs the Clyde and Co Global Management Board. He also maintains a legal practice focusing on commercial dispute resolution and professional liability and previously headed up the firm's insurance practice.

David Gittings, CEO, LMA.

  • The Old Library, Lloyd's
  • One Lime Street
  • London
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