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AM Best Director to Join Panel Discussion at InsurTech North

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AM Best Director of Industry Research and Analytics Sridhar
Manyem 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.

Manyem 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 the industry research
team, Manyem is responsible for publishing AM Best’s perspectives of
topical issues relating to the insurance industry and possible
implications to AM Best’s Credit Ratings. To learn more about the
InsurTech North event, please view the event

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

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
for more information.

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