Spotting black swans: A strategy for rethinking the unpredictable - Webinar (EST)


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Date and Time: May 27, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

Spotting black swans: A strategy for rethinking the unpredictable

Popularized by economist Nassim Taleb in 2007, the concept of black swan events — undirected events with unpredictable and far-reaching consequences — have captivated the attention of financial and political forecasters.

In this session, you will get to know black swan events that have both shaken and strengthened our industry. You'll explore how you can safeguard your organization from the impact of black swan events while building resilience for the future. You will also learn best practices for advising clients about the possibility of black swan events and how to prepare for them. 

  • Claims & Service Providers will discover the impact of black swan events on disaster planning and preparation
  • Brokers & MGAs will discover how to help clients think about "black swan" events and what they should do to be prepared
  • Underwriters & (Re)Insurers will discover how to better understand their exposure to "black swan" events and how to prepare and survive them


Greg Smith, Chief Client Officer, Canada, Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.


Yvonne Steiner, SVP; Head of Property Lines, Zurich Canada

A.H. Hay, Principal, Southern Harbour Ltd.

CE Credit: 1 Management hour

*** Late arrival or early departure results in no CE hours issued as per the provincial regulator.  For a webinar, this includes a transmission disruption due to unresolvable technical issues.  Partial hours cannot be issued. ***

In order to be eligible for Continuing Education hours, you must be logged in for the duration of the entire webinar, attendance will be taken throughout.
This webinar will be streamed live on May 27, 2020 only.
Spaces are very limited. First come, first served.
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