China lifted limits on industries in which the country's insurers can make equity investments and laid plans to allow insurance funds to tap private equity and venture capital investments in pilot programs.
Join the panel with innovators and incumbents to gain a global outlook on the impact that COVID-19 had on digital insurance. They will help answer 1) What are some product innovations in the space, 2) How are traditional insurance companies collaborating with startups, and 3) What are the main success factors?
Allianz Life Insurance Company Focused On 'Expansion Of Alternative Asset Classes' | Todd Hedtke, Chief Investment Officer | Q&A
Todd Hedtke is the chief investment officer at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, where he leads the investment management of more than $160 billion of insurance assets. In this interview, Todd discussed how Allianz Life has grown their private book in the last decade; the benefits of having a strategic venture and innovation team; and why he believes that complexity is the most rewarding thing about insurance investing.
In this panel, a general partner and founders discussed their competitive edge in disrupting the traditional insurance industry, the opportunities in the international markets they operate in; and their ambition for building next-generation insurtech companies. Speakers include Ugur Samut, Co-Founder & CEO, Medigo; Sam Hodges, Co-Founder & CEO, Vouch; Igor Mascarenhas, Co-Founder & CEO, Pier; Kai Stinchcombe, Co-Founder & CEO, True Link Financial; and Karthik Reddy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Blume Ventures.
As funding in the insurtech vertical continues to surge and the current crop of insurtech companies grows and matures, a common dilemma facing the successful companies is whether to move from being just an insurance producer (i.e., an insurance agency, brokerage or managing general agent), to becoming a fully licensed insurance company.
During this panel, entrepreneurs discussed how they overcame regulatory hurdles in building their healthcare and insurtech startups. They also shared their thoughts on machine learning and scaling innovation in both industries, and these tech-enabled startups can make a radical change in the corporate world. Panelists include Michael Fertik, Founder & Managing Partner, Heroic Ventures; Umar Afridi, Co-Founder & CEO, Truepill; Sam Hodges, Co-Founder & CEO, Vouch Insurance; and Rohit Pandey, Co-Founder & CEO, SigTuple. The panel was recorded at the Trusted Insight Innovation Summit, Tokyo on November 22nd, 2019. The event was in collaboration with Japan Post Bank and Coral Capital.
The 160-year-old life insurance giant is going digital, and has discovered the only way to lure in smart tech workers is to remake Milwaukee too.
The Trusted Insight Summit 2019 recently welcomed 300+ institutional investors, unicorn founders, and prominent entrepreneurs to discuss the future of global institutional asset management and emerging technologies. On the evening of June 19th, we recognized chief investment officers who have generously shared their time, intellect, and wisdom to encourage innovative efforts, collaboration, and leadership in the investor community.
The period post the global financial crisis from 2009 to 2018, has seen two phases of institutional investments by private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, insurance funds, pension funds and family offices.