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David Mordecai and Samantha Kappagoda presented at RAA Current Issues Forum on Supply-Chain Risks and Contingent Business Interruption

David K.A. Mordecai and Samantha Kappagoda made a presentation entitled Supply-Chain Risks and Contingent Business Interruption (“CBI”): Forensic RiskTech for Reinsurers as the Strategic Response to Opportunities and Threats from Disruptive Technology, at the Reinsurance Association of America (RAA) Current Issues Forum on Supply Chain and Contingent Business Interruption Risk.

Other speakers at the forum included:

  • Robert DiUbaldo, Partner, Edwards Wildman; and
  • James Drewry, Senior Vice President, Property Treaty/Program Underwriter Munich Re America

The Reinsurance Association of America (RAA), headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the leading trade association of property and casualty reinsurers doing business in the United States.  The RAA is committed to promoting a regulatory environment that ensures the industry remains globally competitive and financially robust. RAA membership is diverse, including reinsurance underwriters and intermediaries licensed in the U.S. and those that conduct business on a cross border basis. The RAA represents its members before state, federal and international bodies.

David K.A. Mordecai is President and co-founder of Risk Economics, Inc., a New York City based advisory firm. Risk Economics® specializes in the application of computational economics to the proprietary development and scalable implementation of robust modeling and data analytic frameworks for valuation, strategic and systemic risk analysis, and dynamic asset-liability management. As lead for the Risk Economics litigation and arbitration advisory practice, David serves as an expert on loss causation and economic damages related to market structure, financial institutions governance, and complex issues related to finance, economics and market standards and practices within securities, derivatives, reinsurance, and commodities markets, as well as market structure within a broad range of non-financial industry sectors. His expertise includes financial engineering, the valuation of fixed income securities and structured products, including over-the-counter derivatives (in particular fixed income and credit derivatives), complex insurance and reinsurance liabilities, as well as asset liability and risk management models and practices. Having testified extensively at deposition, trial, arbitration and international arbitration, he has been admitted as an expert in federal, state and county courts, and cited favorably in court decisions.

Samantha Kappagoda is Chief Economist and co-founder of Risk Economics, Inc. Samantha’s areas of expertise include econometric time-series and longitudinal analyses of consumer behavior, labor supply, wealth and income distribution, housing, population and immigration, political risk and international trade, resource allocation, environment, health, aging and retirement, as well as currency, commodity and capital markets activity.

Presentation:

PDF #2Supply-Chain Risks and Contingent Business Interruption (“CBI”): Forensic RiskTech for Reinsurers as the Strategic Response to Opportunities and Threats from Disruptive Technology

 

October 10th, 2014, New York, NY.

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