AM Best to Join D&O-Focused Panel at the Re/Insurance Lounge

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OLDWICK, N.J., September 21, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AM Best will join a panel session focused on the directors and officers (D&O) insurance market on Sept. 22, 2021, as part of the Intelligent Insurer’s Re/Insurance Lounge, a forum for insurance- and reinsurance-related discussions.

Sridhar Manyem, director of research and analytics, AM Best, will join a panel session, titled, "D&O: A Dynamic Growth Market?" The session will look at whether growth momentum in the D&O market, which has achieved hard-market pricing increases, and along with that, fresh capacity, is sustainable in the long term. Other topics to be discussed include what role data analytics can play to bolster ongoing growth; if stability in the line of business could pave the way for mergers and acquisitions; and the impact of increased regulatory fines. Additionally, the panel will look at which regions or product areas, such as initial public offerings or special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), are of growing interest within the D&O space.

As head of the rating agency’s industry research team, Manyem is responsible for publishing AM Best’s perspectives of topical issues relating to the insurance industry and possible implications to Best’s Credit Ratings.

The Re/Insurance Lounge is a permanent online hub from the Intelligent Insurer that provides insurance executives a platform to share best practices and explore top issues via live video interviews, panel discussions, workshops and virtual conferences. To stay abreast of AM Best’s participation in the Re/Insurance Lounge, and for more information, please visit

AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specializing in the insurance industry. Headquartered in the United States, the company does business in over 100 countries with regional offices in London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. For more information, visit

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