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“Extremely useful in providing an overview of the PII industry

and the competing interests of all the stakeholders”

Clare Munro, Capita, PII London, October 10, 2010

Hiscox Chartis Brit Insurance Travelers Howden Insurance Brokers Ltd FINPRO Marsh Capita Commercial Insurance Services Ltd RICS Regulation Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association Carillion PLC Torus Insurance Ltd Zurich Professional and Financial Services Association of British Insurers CFC Underwriting Ltd Munich RE Heath Lambert Beazley Group Nationwide RSA Insurance JLT Speciality Ltd

NEW FOR THIS YEAR!

• Get a clear understanding of what lenders claims to expect

in the near future as well as their impact on different PII lines

• Assessing the impact of alternative business structures on

the PII market

• Learn the best practices that D&O underwriters use to

examine the health of a company and how PII underwriters

can benefi t

• Understand the challenges facing underwriters in the Middle

East PII market and how it compares to the UK market

• The challenges and best approaches to writing PII for small

and medium sized enterprises

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

Network with key industry peers at the UK’s leading

PII conference

Benchmark your experiences of market trends against

other coverage providers to stay competitive

Maximise profi tability by getting practical strategies

to minimize risk

Utilise the latest claims trends statistics to adapt your

policies and client procedures

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Gain valuable insights from leading industry

experts including:

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

Gary Head ACII

UK Underwriting Director Hiscox Roger Flaxman Chartered Insurance Practitioner

Flaxman & Partners Post-Conference Master Class –

Friday 21st October 2011

Tips and Traps: When Writing PII Cover

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C5, along with our affi liate organisations in New York, American Conference Institute (ACI) and in Toronto, The Canadian Institute (CI), works closely with sponsors to create the perfect business development solution catered exclusively to the needs of any practice group, business line or corporation. With over 500 conferences held in Europe, Russia and the CIS, China, India, the US and Canada, C5, ACI and CI provide a diverse portfolio of fi rst-class events tailored to the senior level executive.

“Excellent insights into trends and developments in the market”

Peter Wilkinson, PII Underwriter, QBE, PII London, October 2010

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

These are testing times for professional advisers and their insurers. With lenders looking to recoup losses arising

from mortgage frauds and falling property prices, surveyors, valuers and solicitors are facing a barrage of claims.

Meanwhile, with the UK construction industry still in distress, contractors, engineers and other construction

professionals also face great exposures.

There are also new opportunities and risks facing PII professionals, with the emergence of alternative business

structures in October heralding great change for the Solicitors profession, not to mention the increased exposures

facing IT, Media and Telecommunications insurers.

Keeping abreast of this rapidly evolving professional liability landscape is crucial for insurers and their advisers so

that they can achieve sustainable profi ts.

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has brought together a unique faculty of industry experts to give you

their insights and guidance on some of the hottest topics in PII including:

• Assessing the latest market trends for PII to determine where underwriters can make profi ts in the year ahead

• Examining the extent to which recent changes to Solicitors terms and conditions will create a sustainable

PII market

• Managing the exposures facing construction professionals

• Understand the emerging risks facing underwriters in the TMT market

• Analyzing the latest trends in claims by profession and the changing landscape of defence costs

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Professional Indemnity Insurance Underwriters

• Claims

personnel

• Brokers

• Reinsurers

Insurance buyers, risk management and

compliance

personnel

• In-house

lawyers

Insurance/reinsurance lawyers in private practice

2010 Delegates Profile by Region

UK & Ireland Southern Europe Western Europe Other

2010 Delegates Profile by Job function

Underwriters Insurance Brokers Reinsurers Claims Handlers

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• Who are the new entrants to the Solicitors market? • How many fi rms are predicted to be in the ARP as at

31 October 2011 and what is the predicted level of premium income?

• What premiums have been collected from fi rms which have been in the ARP over the last year?

• What proportion of fi rms in the ARP are actually paying premiums?

• What types of claims have there been in the ARP? • To what extent was there any difference this year to the

market dynamics of 2010?

• To what extent is there a two tier insurance system for law fi rms?

• What effect does this have on the profession?

• How motivated are insurers to write primary solicitors PII?

• How profi table is solicitors PII in the current market?

11:50 PART B: To What Extent Will Recent and

Proposed Reforms Make Solicitors PII Insurance More Attractive to Underwriters?

Matthew Young, Policy Adviser, Association of British Insurers

John Kunzler, Senior Product Manager, Professions, Travelers

Elliott Vigar, Head of Regulation, The Law Society • Overview of recent and proposed SRA reforms • How will the SRA reforms impact upon the Solicitors

PII sector?

• Will the reforms encourage underwriters to write this class of business again?

• To what extent will the reforms alleviate the problems facing Solicitors PII?

• What else needs to be done to make Solicitors PII a sustainable and attractive market for PII underwriters? • What is going to happen to the single renewal date? • What further reforms are likely to be made in the near future?

12.45 Networking Lunch

14.00 Regulation of Solicitors in the New Age –

How can PII Underwriters Adapt to the Challenges Arising from Insuring Alternative Business Structures

Rowan Williams, Partner, Baker Tilly

Neil Rose,Editor, Legal Futures

Colin Taylor, Director and Head of Risk Management Services,

Prime Professions Brokers

• Which companies are set to embrace alternative business structures?

• Understanding the regulatory structure for multidisciplinary practices

• How will Solicitors be regulated in ABS’s and what effect will being part of a multidisciplinary practice have on the Solicitors minimum terms and conditions?

• Assessing the effect ABS’s may have on the PII industry and the claims landscape

• What will be the effect of ABS on the solicitors profession? • Will there be a small handful of fi rms who will dominate

the market?

• How will insurance cover operate in respect of multidisciplinary practices?

- will there be a separate policy for each profession? - how will that work in practice?

- will the policies be aggregated? • What does ABS mean for insurers?

• How are insurers going to approach underwriting the business?

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE

Wednesday 19

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8.00 Registration and Coffee

9.00 Chair’s Opening Remarks

Gary Head ACII, UK Underwriting Director, Hiscox

9.15 Industry Outlook for the UK PII Insurance Market

– When Will the Market Turn? Moderator

Gary Head, ACII UK Underwriting Director, Hiscox

Panellists

Steve Bonnington, Corporate Manager, Chartis

Daniel Mitchell, UK Portfolio Manager, Brit Insurance

Neil Pointon, Director Retail Division, Howden Insurance Brokers Limited

Andreas Geuer, Head of Section Lloyd’s Casualty Treaty

Munich RE

David Parry, European Specialist for Professional Indemnity Insurance, Finaccord

• How does the PII market in the UK compare to last year? • Why are rates still depressed?

• What appetite do underwriters have to write various books of business?

• How do the various lines compare in terms of losses and premiums?

• How do premiums for the newer/emerging professions compare to the more established professions?

• What is the most lucrative market? • What is the least profi table market?

• Exploring how insurers can recover profi tability in the current market climate

- to what extent is current pricing suffi cient to exceed expected claims and past notifi ed claims deterioration? • How do reinsurers view the outlook for the PII market? • To what extent are reinsurers being hit by demands for

additional capacity?

• Where does PII fi t in within a whole insurer’s portfolio and in that respect what would trigger a hard market for PII? • The effect of Solvency II on the PII market

10.30 Morning Refreshments

Assessing

the State of Solicitors PII

10:50 PART A: The Solicitors PII Renewal Season 2011 – The Latest on the Assigned Risks Pool, Current Market Conditions and the Outlook Ahead Sandra Neilson Moore, European Practice Leader Law Firms Professional Indemnity, FINPRO Marsh

Tracey Garrett, Manager of the Assigned Risks Pool

CapitaCommercial Insurance Services Ltd

John Kunzler, Senior Product Manager, Professions

Travelers

Jenny Screech, Underwriting Manager Professional & Financial Lines, Zurich Professional and Financial Services • Review of the 2011 Solicitors renewal season

- how much has been written?

- what proportion of the premium was written by the various players?

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15.00 Afternoon Refreshments

15.15 Assessing the Current Liability of

Professionals Involved in Property

Transactions – Lessons Learned and the Actions Still Required to Minimize Future Claims

Gary Beggan, Investigations Manager, RICS Regulation

Mike Mortimer, Senior Risk Manager, Travelers Professional Risks

Andrew Baddeley-Chappell, Head of Mortgage Strategy and Policy, Nationwide

Peter Williams, Executive Director

IntermediaryMortgage Lenders Association What is in store?

• Are lenders claims reaching the tail end and is the worst over with?

• What do lenders feel is the root cause of these claims? • Assessing the need for increased regulation of the professions? • Lenders claims for contributory negligence

• With commercial property loans up for renewal in the

imminent future, will this trigger more negligence claims against surveyors as banks incur write-downs on their asset portfolios? • What are lenders strategies for making recoveries? How is the mortgage market changing?

• What proportion of suspicious transactions have lenders investigated?

• Do lenders perceive any legislation/regulation change to limit the issues that have happened?

• How will the changes to the ARP benefi t lenders? • How has lenders approach to risk changed?

• What steps are lenders taking to try and reduce the risks? • The extent to which lenders will keep the rigorous vetting

processes for panel solicitors when the market opens up again • How is underwriting changing?

- how is coverage changing in particular the defi nition of “employee”?

16.30 The Challenges and Best Approaches to

Writing PII for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Steve Abrahams, Professional Indemnity Portfolio Manager UK Underwriting, RSA Insurance

• What particular risks do SME’s pose as opposed to larger companies?

• How current market conditions are affecting policy terms provided to SME’s

• To what extent is the sector outperforming the cycle?

• How profi table is the sector to write?

• Do underwriters write each individual case on its merits or are they taking a commoditized approach to writing this business? • To what extent can different industries be commoditized?

- what industries has it worked/not worked?

• Particular considerations for underwriters when writing for small businesses

• How to handle the large volume of business in an SME book

17.15 Chair’s Closing Remarks and Conference Adjourns

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO

Thursday 20

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October 2011

8.30 Coffee

9.00 Chair’s Opening Remarks

Roger Flaxman, Chartered Insurance Practitioner

Flaxman & Partners

9.15 Analysing the Latest Trends in PII Claims and Defence Costs

Adam Kemal-Brooke, SVP, Head of Speciality & Casualty Claims Europe, Torus Insurance

James Pollock, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

• Claims notifi cations – which professions are being hit

the hardest?

• What are the latest/new trends, where are the claims coming from?

• How do claims compare by size/type of insured? - level of claims by sole practioners

- large corporates and multinationals • What big ticket claims are occurring?

• Assessing the potential for claims against accountants and auditors

- clampdown on stamp duty avoidance schemes and liability of accountants

- claims arising from wills and probate matters • The level of recessionary claims from the professions • Where do we see the claims falling in the next few years? • PII defence costs – overview of the latest developments

in CFA’s

• How will the implementation of the Jackson reforms affect the funding of PII Litigation?

• Cost infl ation – to what extent have the costs of handling

claims risen?

• How costly is it to defend a claim outside of the UK?

10.15 Morning Refreshments

10.30 Understanding The Exposures Facing Professionals

in the UK Construction Industry

Steve Watson, Head of Commercial Professional Indemnity

ZurichGlobal Corporate UK

Andy Kirby, Group Insurance Risk, Carillion PLC

Peter Godfrey, Director Professional Risks Practice

Heath Lambert

• Understanding the problems facing the UK construction industry as a whole and how that can impact upon professional liability

• What problems do contractors see?

• The risks associated with emerging technologies including green technologies and its impact on professional liability • Design and build contracts – How are standard contract forms developing from traditional JCT type contracts? • What contracts are design and build contractors entering

into at the present time?

• Fitness for purpose & Decennial liability risk - current exposures

- demand for this cover

- should underwriters be providing this cover? - what is the policy designed to pick up?

• The effect of insolvency in the construction industry on underwriting risks

• Contract Rights of Third Parties Act – If a contractor goes into liquidation what rights does that confer upon third parties as opposed to the rights of the insured?

• The effect on risk profi les of construction companies when M&A’s occur

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©C5, 2011 • How to manage exposures from overseas projects,

as construction projects go further afi eld

• Novation agreements in construction projects – what are the exposures and what claims are likely to arise out of these agreements?

• Single project cover

- how is the market developing for this? - is it just UK?

- is it more international?

- what are the implications of writing on a single project basis?

- where is the market likely to develop and how is it likely to develop?

11.45 The Importance of Assessing the Health of a Company before Placing Cover – What Red Flags Do PII Underwriters Need to Be Aware of?

Will Davies, Forensic Insurance Partner, Grant Thornton

Michael Rieger-Goroncy, International Underwriter, Speciality Lines, BeazleyGroup

• Companies in distress – how can this impact upon their risk management practices and how can you spot the warning signs?

• Examples of how companies survival strategies can cut across their professional services exposing them to professional liability

• Why do D&O underwriters examine the fi nancial statements of a company but many PII underwriters do not? Why should they?

• Does the matrix approach to underwriting in PII work? • Where to fi nd relevant information to assist you in your

assessment of risk

• Factors to consider when reviewing companies fi nancial statements – including operating environment, accounting policies, exceptional costs or revenues, fi nancial position, key performance trends, investment expenditure and cash fl ow analysis

• Relevant questions to ask yourself and the insured when examining the health of a company

12.45 Lunch

14.00 How is the TMT Market Developing and

What are the Emerging Risks Facing Insurers of This Market?

Matthew Webb, Senior Technology and Media Underwriter, Hiscox

Graeme Newman, Business Development Director

CFC Underwriting Limited

Peter Hacker, Partner & CEO Global CTM Practice

JLT Specialty Ltd *

• How is the sector performing from an underwriting perspective?

• What are the most common risks associated with IT/ media and telecoms professionals?

• What types of wording are being offered by insurers? • What requests are brokers seeing in relation to IT coverage? • How are insurers addressing them?

• Understanding IT technology and the potential exposures from cloud computing

- how do you manage those exposures as an underwriter? • What sorts of products are out there at the moment and

is anyone offering anything new? • What claims are occurring?

- what are the US IT exposures?

- why do insurers accept US exposures on IT risks? - what areas within TMT are the claims falling?

15.00 The Middle East PII Market – What are

The Challenges Facing Underwriters and How Does it Compare to the UK PII Market? Peter Englund, Regional Manager – Professional Liability Middle East & Africa, Zurich Financial Services

• Understanding the liability regime for designers and professionals in the construction industry in the ME • The civil code – how does that interact with the

construction PI arena, how is the contractor covered under the law as opposed to the design fi rm?

• How do professional liability exposures for construction professionals in the Middle East compare to the US or the UK? • Where are the growth regions in the Middle East and Africa? • What is driving the demand for PII cover and what

professional segments are in most need?

• What are PII insurers experiences of writing in the Middle East?

- what are the exposures and how is it different from writing in the UK?

• How do standard PI policy wordings in the Middle East compare to the UK?

• Are the wordings suffi cient to counter the extended reporting periods in the region?

• How does the pricing differ between standard UK and Middle East PII policies?

• Fronting arrangements – how does this work?

• Economic outlook – what are the projects on the horizon is the ME still the place to go after construction business?

16.00 Chair’s Closing Remarks

16.05 Conference Ends

POST CONFERENCE MASTER CLASS

Friday 21

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October 2011 | 9.00 AM – 12.30 PM

9.00 Registration and Coffee

9.30 Tips and Traps When Writing PII Cover

for Professionals in China

Attend this practical and interactive master class to benefi t from an in-depth analysis of the risks and opportunities for you to consider when entering this potentially lucrative market place. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in an interactive discussion on the special risks facing PII insurers of professionals operating in China and get answers to your most pressing questions. Hear about real life exposures and gain vital tools and resources that you can use back in the offi ce when providing PII cover for this market. Leading experts in this fi eld will guide you through the crucial issues and will explain the specifi c policy wordings in depth using real life case studies.

• Special PII risks that are specifi c to China

• The PII exposures facing UK companies operating in China • The implications for PII insurers when one of their UK

clients enters into contracts under Chinese law • How the Chinese courts operate and how litigation

is conducted

• Enforceability of standard PII policies in China • PII insurers experiences of writing in China – the good

and the bad

12.30 Session Ends

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