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Global Insurance Regulations Impact on Local Business to be Discussed at R.C. Knox Symposium

Posted 04/06/2011
Posted by Meagan Fazio

The Impact of Emerging Global Insurance Regulations on How You Do Business is the subject of the 2011 R. C. Knox Symposium that will be held on Tuesday, April 26 from noon to 6 p.m. at the University of Hartford. Insurance experts from the United States, Europe, and Bermuda will instruct local industry professionals on how to adapt their business practices to comply with new government regulations established in response to the recession. Licensed insurance professionals in attendance can earn four law and regulation CEUs (Continuing Education Units) toward licensure requirements. The R.C. Knox Symposium is presented by the R. C. Knox Center for Insurance and Risk Management Studies in the Barney School of Business at the University, in cooperation with MetroHartford Alliance’s Insurance and Financial Services Cluster.

This year’s speakers are Richard Booth, vice chairman, Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC; J. Eric Brosius, senior vice president and corporate actuary, Liberty Mutual Group; Edward Chanda, partner, KPMG; Sandra Hack, project manager for the Insurance Industry International Accounting Standards Board in London; Steve Lowe, managing director, Towers-Watson; Tom Minkler, president, Clark-Mortenson Agency, Inc. and member of the Executive Committee, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America; George Reider, Connecticut’s former commissioner of insurance and former president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners; Victor Rod, alternative chairman, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority and insurance commissioner of Luxembourg; Patrick D. Tannock, president, XL Insurance (Bermuda) Ltd.; Therese M. Vaughan, chief executive officer, National Association of Insurance Commissioners; and Jennifer Weiner, senior practice fellow, Financial Accounting Standards Board.

The complete program and schedule is available on the event website. The symposium takes place in Wilde Auditorium, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, Conn. It will also be streamed online, but attendees must be there in person to earn CEUs. To register or learn more, visit

The R. C. Knox Center for Insurance and Risk Management Studies provides expanded knowledge and understanding of Insurance and Risk Management for students and professionals involved with all aspects of risk management in insurance, financial services and other related industries.  As part of the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business, the Center's activities are designed for students, industry professionals, and the general public. It was established with the support of Robert C. Knox, Jr. and the R. C. Knox and Company, Inc. 

The MetroHartford Alliance, an organization of 1,000 businesses, education and health care institutions, and municipalities, ensures that the Hartford region competes aggressively for jobs, capital and talent. To that end, the Alliance supports pro-growth legislation, helps local companies expand, assists start-ups, encourages government investment in key infrastructure assets, develops programs for young professionals, and recruits companies from out of state to build a presence in the Region. Learn more at

Connecticut's Insurance & Financial Services Cluster was established in 2003 to foster cooperation and collaboration between business, academia and state government. The successful partnership continues to be a model for workforce development and economic development in the U.S. Learn more at

Chartered in 1957 with the mission to be a “private university with a public purpose,” the University of Hartford offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in the arts, the humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and the health professions. The University’s student body of 7,200 represents 48 states and more than 60 countries. For more information, visit