Economic Slowdown In 2020? What Is The Impact On Surety Underwriting?

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The AXA XL team will share insights on the U.S. economy, latest trends in key industries, and the implications and opportunities for the surety industry. The presentation will initially focus on understanding some of the positive and negative U.S. macro-economic indicators, with a close look at international trade developments and credit markets. Then the focus will turn to various industries for an analysis of recent trends, including banking (with a special section on fintechs), power (with a special section on renewables), oil & gas, and mining. On each segment, the presenters  will explore the takeaways for surety deals in each industry, including bond types, strategies, and developing products. Join us for this exciting Virtual Seminar to get a better understanding of the economic trends and their impacts on the surety industry.

Maria Duhart

Head of Commercial Bonds, Political Risk, Credit & Bond Practice, AXA XL

Maria has been the Head of Commercial Bonds at AXA XL since May 2017. She joined AXA XL with 20 years of experience in insurance, business strategy and finance.

Prior to joining XL Catlin, Maria headed the Commercial Surety operation at Nationwide for 3 years. She held the roles of Regional Commercial Surety Manager, Assistant Vice President and Senior Surety Underwriting Specialist at Chubb. With Chubb, her responsibilities ranged from corporate development and strategy, where she worked with senior management to implement corporate strategies, including a three-year strategic plan for surety, to managing the credit portfolio of loss sensitive programs at Chubb Commercial Insurance. In 2009, she moved to the Surety Division, where she led the largest commercial surety team in the U.S. She served as the President of the New Jersey Surety Association in 2014.Prior to joining Chubb, she worked in Strategic Planning at a Latin American Retail and Finance Group and in Corporate Banking at ABN Amro Bank.

Maria majored in Economics in Argentina from the Catholic University of Argentina, completed a Certificate in Administration and Management at Harvard University and an MBA in Strategy and Finance at New York University Stern. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder

Navid Shahidinejad

Risk Analyst, Global Political Risk, Credit, and Bond, AXA XL

Navid joined AXA XL in early 2018 as a member of the Risk Management team of AXA XL’s Global Political Risk, Credit, and Bond division. As a Risk Analyst, his main responsibilities include deal analysis and portfolio management, covering risks across the globe and in all sectors. Before joining AXA XL, Navid was a member of the Structured Finance and Insurance team of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and previously worked in the São Paulo office of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). He also has experience working for a political risk advisory firm and an economic consulting company. Navid earned a master’s degree at the John’s Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he specialized in international and infrastructure finance. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University. Navid is an English and Spanish native speaker and is also fluent in Portuguese.

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Virtual Seminar Recording
12/10/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
12/10/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
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