We’re pleased to announce that Nik Rnjak will be joining our underwriting team as our lead underwriter for our utility property accounts in the London market. Nik’s extensive experience and reputation in this class, coupled with our U.S. property facility led by Gary Ladman, will accelerate our efforts to be the leading underwriter of this business on both sides of the Atlantic. With this leadership and up to $250 million in combined total capacity, AEGIS is now poised to do significantly more in responding to your international property insurance needs.
We know many of you have enjoyed working with Nik during his years with ACE Global Markets and COX Power. Please join us in welcoming Nik to AEGIS.
If you’re attending the upcoming AEGIS Policyholders’ Conference in San Diego, we hope you’ll take advantage of a unique opportunity to meet informally with the AEGIS members who represent you to AEGIS through their work on the Risk Management Advisory Committee (RMAC), the Claims Task Force, and the Loss Control Task Force. Our goal at AEGIS is to maintain an open and ongoing dialogue with our members, however, we realize there may be occasions when you’d prefer to ask a question or raise an issue indirectly through one of your colleagues. This indirect channel of communication is one of the important services provided by the RMAC and the task forces.
To encourage this communication, both at the conference and throughout the year, we hope you’ll stop by the Elizabeth Ballroom F/G/H on the second level of the Manchester Grand Hyatt on Wednesday afternoon, July 28, anytime between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Members of the RMAC, the Claims Task Force and the Loss Control Task Force will be there to meet with you informally and to discuss any questions or issues you may have. All members and brokers are welcome, especially members who are new to AEGIS.
We’re also pleased to announce the schedule of Claims Roundtables for 2005. Now in its seventeenth year, this one-of-a-kind program helps prepare utility and related energy industry attorneys, claims and loss control professionals, and risk managers for the claims management and litigation issues they face. The 2005 Claims Roundtable schedule includes " Major Gas & Electric Incidents ", " Managing Mass Tort Litigation ", and " Alternatives to Litigation/ADR ". Please mark your 2005 calendars now.
In the meantime, you may still register for the remaining 2004 Claims Roundtables: " Practical Solutions to Common Litigation Issues ", " Utility Industry Claims – Prevention and Recovery ".
For more information or to register online, please refer to the 2004 Roundtable brochure posted on the AEGIS website. For more information about the AEGIS Roundtable program, please contact Jeff Schupack by e-mail or by phone at 201.521.4627. As always, you're welcome to attend AEGIS Claims Roundtables in person or by videoconference, and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are offered.