Speaking Engagements

SAA has been invited to speak at several events and conferences to further educate insurers on important issues.

NLC Mutual
NLC-RISC Staff Conference | October 16, 2017

Presented by: Alton Cogert
“How to Help Your Trustees Fulfill their Investment Responsibilities”

No matter how ‘conservative’ an investment portfolio may be, it is important that trustees view the entire investment process as an important part of the overall operations of the risk pool. That goes beyond reviewing performance. It means understanding the key issues and risks faced by all pools as they develop, measure and monitor an investment process focused on supporting the pool’s overall mission.

CIRMA Annual Meeting of Members | January 27, 2017

Keynote Presented by: Dan Smereck
“Managing Uncertainty: Investment Strategies in a Changing Global Environment”

American Fraternal Alliance Investment Midyear Meeting | June 6-8, 2016

Case Study Presented by: Alton Cogert

NAIC International Insurance Forum | May 21, 2016

Panel Participant: Alton Cogert
“Insurance Company Investing in an Increasingly Volatile Marketplace”

Extreme levels of volatility are exposing risks in even conservatively managed portfolios. Insurers are adapting to this environment in order to remain competitive and engaging in more complex investment strategies. Panelists will discuss the different perspectives of insurers and regulators during these increasingly volatile times and approaches that should be considered.

NLC Mutual
NLC-RISC Trustees Conference | May 5, 2016

Presented by: Dan Smereck
“Investment and Economic Outlook for Public Entity Pools”

Workers’ compensation pools are affected by many national trends, not all of which are specific to the workers’ compensation environment. Hear about these trends and some strategies for addressing them in the public sector workers’ compensation pooling environment. We will discuss the aging workforce, obesity and other co-morbidities, cancer presumption, creeping catastrophic claims, and other challenges.

ACLI SIMS 2015 | November 9, 2015

Presented by: John Mohr
“How Are Your Competitors Dealing with Low Rates?”

The irresistible force has met the immovable object for many life insurers. Low interest rates have met the voracious demand for yield, from interest sensitive products. over the last five years, how have insurers – with varying product lines emphasized – met the challenge of this environment?

Association of Government Risk Pools
AGRiP Investment and Economic Outlook Webinar | November 3, 2015

Presented by: Dan Smereck
“2015 Investment and Economic Outlook for Public Entity Pools”

AGRiP’s web-based review of capital market performance through 2015 and look ahead to investment issues and opportunities in 2016 (and beyond). You can expect to learn about key investment topics pool Boards of Directors have considered in 2015 and the action steps taken to address these issues.

In addition, review a blind peer analysis of pooling clients across 21 portfolios to clearly illustrate the various investment risk/reward profiles in place across both larger and smaller pools.

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