Wells Media Launches Carrier Management For P/C Insurance Executives

  Wells Media Launches Carrier Management For P/C Insurance Executives

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- February 25, 2013

Without a single headline referring to a hardening property/casualty insurance
market, Wells Media Group has launched a new website—CarrierManagement.com—a
business management publication focusing on the needs of property/casualty
insurance executives.

Through the website and a daily e-newsletter, CarrierManagement.com will serve
P/C insurance company boards of directors and C-suite officers with
information, data, news and exclusive articles authored by their industry
peers, external consultants, researchers, analysts, academics, policymakers,
other thought-leaders and veteran insurance industry journalists.

“There are other publications that target the executive suite of P/C insurance
companies, but they talk mostly about insurance. Here, we’re talking more
about management—about activities that don’t necessarily just relate to
insurance or underwriting,” says Mark Wells, chairman of Wells Media Group.

Carrier Management Senior Editor Susanne Sclafane, a veteran insurance
journalist who joined Wells Media last October, is in charge of delivering
this unique content for the insurance C-suite.

"CarrierManagement.com is essentially a business management publication with a
specific focus on P/C insurance," she says.

Sclafane says the target audience includes all members of the C-suite, with
specific content for chief investment officers, chief risk officers, chief
technology officers—not just CEOs.

Content will include how-to and peer-to-peer guides addressing strategic
planning, budgeting, talent management, brand management and investment
strategies, as well as insights about how leaders can infuse a corporate
culture throughout a global enterprise.

“While articles about the ups and downs of insurance cycles continue to
populate other insurance media websites, leaders of insurance carriers are
challenged with issues beyond cycle management,” Sclafane says, citing global
regulatory initiatives, capital management strategies, technology, predictive
analytics, and emerging torts.

As organization charts expand to include new executive titles, such as chief
privacy officers and chief science officers, so will the content, according to

Recent articles address whether the Sarbanes-Oxley Act had any impact on P/C
insurance reserving. In addition, CarrierManagement.com has featured articles
on how insurance leaders can drive innovation in their companies—one based on
an interview with XL Group’s CEO Mike McGavick, the other written by Karen
Morris, an innovation and strategy consultant.

In an exclusive video interview, well-known industry analyst V.J. Dowling, of
Dowling & Partners Securities, discusses returns on equity in the P/C

Among the regular CarrierManagement.com contributors are Howard Mills, chief
advisor for the Insurance Industry Group at Deloitte LLP and former
superintendent of the New York Insurance Department; Karen Clark, who is
internationally recognized as the founder of catastrophe modeling; and Fritz
Yohn, founder and CEO of MarketStance.

While CarrierManagement.com will surely include articles about market cycles
and insurance pricing at times, the goal is to make it "unlike any other
resource out there for P/C executives," says Andy Simpson, vice president of
content for Wells Media Group.

“We want to help set the management agenda for the P/C insurance industry,”
adds Simpson. "Carrier Management will hopefully inspire P/C executives who
want to be better leaders and managers, and show them how."

Charter Sponsor
CarrierManagement.com launched with Demotech as its first charter sponsor.
Demotech is a consulting and financial analysis firm specializing in
evaluating the financial stability of regional and specialty insurers. Since
1985, Demotech has served the insurance industry by assigning accurate,
reliable and proven Financial Stability Ratings® (FSRs) for property/casualty
insurers and title underwriters. www.demotech.com.

About Wells Media Group/Insurance Journal
San Diego, Calif.-based Wells Media Group serves the property/casualty
insurance industry and is best known for its flagship Insurance Journal
national and regional magazines and website, www.InsuranceJournal.com–the
highest trafficked property/casualty insurance website in the world, according
to alexa.com and compete.com.

In addition to Insurance Journal, Wells Media Group includes:
www.ClaimsJournal.com and Claims Journal magazine for P/C claims
professionals; the online database of available P/C markets,
www.MyNewMarkets.com; a media site featuring insurance industry videos and
podcasts, www.InsuranceJournal.TV; and the Academy of Insurance, an online
learning center for P/C insurance professionals at www.ijacademy.com.

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Susanne Sclafane, 1-800-897-9965 x168
Lauren Knapp, 1-800-897-9965 x161
Julie Tinney, 1-800-897-9965 x148
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