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IN/sights: US Insurance Sector State of the Industry

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
60 minutes

2020 has been an interesting year for the insurance industry. The COVID pandemic and the economic recession hurt the industry in some ways and helped the industry in some ways.

Join experts from S&P Global Market Intelligence and Blackrock as we review the current state of the industry. Tim Zawacki will compare and contrast premium growth drivers for the US life/annuity and P&C sectors, including the impact of ultra-low interest rates, and discuss the implications of the life/annuity sector’s ongoing transition to capital-light business models annuity industry on future results and M&A activity. Donald Lin will review the impact of low interest rates on profitability and how that is driving asset allocation decisions. Nicole Marchand Ross will discuss the challenges faced by recent “net zero” commitments made by insurance companies and the many ways to implement sustainability within the balance sheet constraints and in the absence of formalized regulatory requirements in the U.S.


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Tim Zawacki is a principal research analyst covering the U.S. insurance industry for S&P Global Market Intelligence. He has covered the insurance industry in various capacities since joining SNL Financial in 1999. Full Bio
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Donald Lin, CFA, Director, is Head of Americas Insurance Solutions within the Financial Markets Advisory Group. Full Bio
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Nicole Marchand Ross, Director, is a member of BlackRock's Financial Institutions Group within the Institutional Client Business. She is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with insurance and other taxable clients. Full Bio

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