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AM Best to Sponsor, Exhibit and Present on Catastrophe Modeling at 2023 Society of Insurance Research Conference

AM Best will sponsor and participate in the 2023 Society of Insurance Research (SIR) Conference in Cincinnati, OH, Sept. 10-12, 2023.

Sridhar Manyem, senior director of industry research and public relations, AM Best, will present with Andrew Straube, risk consultant, Verisk, a session titled, "Introduction to Catastrophe Modeling." The panel will discuss how AM Best incorporates cat model output into its building block analysis.

Topics will include modelling of primary and secondary perils, probabilistic versus deterministic approaches, model uncertainty and the importance of management teams developing their own view of risk. The panel session is slated for Sept. 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EDT).

AM Best is a gold sponsor of the event, which takes place at the Westin Cincinnati. Additionally, AM Best representatives, including Senior Director James McMyne and Senior Account Manager Jennifer Rudy, will be available in booth No. 11 to discuss the company’s full line of products, including:

  • Best’s Insurance Reports®: Enhance top-level research and support intelligent decision making with AM Best’s insight into the financial performance of insurance companies worldwide, along with the latest insurer information.
  • Best’s Financial Suite: Take your insurance industry research to the next level with data, credit ratings and analytical tools from AM Best.
  • Best’s News & Research Service: Stay current on how industry trends affect your business with real-time news and research from AM Best’s unique perspective.
  • Best’s Custom Services: In addition to our standard products, customized data solutions can be created to your specifications.
  • Best’s State Rate Filings®: Keep up with U.S. P/C program innovations, find out which competitors are entering which markets, and create targeted product development strategies.
  • Redistribution Services: Feature AM Best ratings, news, data, research and more on your company's website or promotions.

SIR was founded in 1970 as a 501.c.6 non-profit organization to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas in all areas of insurance research. More information about the SIR 2023 Annual Conference is available here.

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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