ANZIIF & MII Natural Catastrophe Insurance Seminar

As the first in a series, this seminar gives value to Southeast Asia members, bringing an industry expert to the region to share their knowledge and deliver insights on underwriting and claims considerations for natural catastrophe insurance. 

Topic Outline

  • International market overview of natural catastrophe insurance 
  • Internal, external and regulatory challenges and risks facing insurance companies 
  • Best practices and strategies for effective management of this insurance class in terms of underwriting and claims
  • How insurance professionals can apply this understanding to create value for their customers 

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss how natural catastrophe insurance is managed in international markets 
  • Understand the challenges and risks faced by insurance companies covering natural catastrophes 
  • Recall best practices and strategies used by insurance companies to effectively manage underwriting and claims for this insurance class 
  • Explain how understanding best practices and strategies can help insurance professionals to create value for customers

To register locally for this event, please contact Alias at The Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII) via email or telephone +60320878882 ext.313.


  • Karl Armstrong

    ANZIIF Fellow CIP


    Karl Armstrong

    ANZIIF Fellow CIP

    During his 47 years within the insurance industry, Karl has gained major experience in Underwriting, Reinsurance, Relationship Management, Governance and Risk and was named Insurance Leader of the Year in 2014. He was also recognised with the ANZIIF Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

    Karl started his career with NZI in Nelson, New Zealand, in 1971. In the next few years, he was given an opportunity to go to the UK on a training scheme. Based in London, this was an 18-month development opportunity. He decided to remain in the UK and stayed there for 18 years undertaking various Management roles in Southend, Birmingham and Leeds. Karl made the decision to return to New Zealand in the 90s, undertaking the role of Wellington Broker Branch Manager. He was chosen to move to Auckland to set up two new facilities, Marsh Bonus and the AON Client Placement Facility (CPF). While working in this role, the New Zealand Government decided to privatise workers compensation insurance, ACC, which provided a new opportunity for Karl. He was appointed to set this up as the Accident Insurance division of NZI.

    In 2001, he was appointed to the position of EGM of Underwriting for NZI and subsequently IAG NZ. Having started his career there, Karl was made CEO of NZI in 2008, holding that position for six years. 
    In 2014, Karl moved from running the highly successful NZI to become Chief Risk Officer for IAG NZ. During this time, he spent two years closing down the EQ claims of Christchurch and implementing the strategies to deal with the Kaikoura EQ. Last year, Karl returned to once again lead NZI and spent the last few years of his working life there, retiring in June 2018. 
    Karl is a Fellow of ANZIIF, a board member of ANZIIF and Immediate Past President.

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23 Jan 2019

  • Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII) 6th Floor
    Wisma FGV, Jalan Raja Laut, 50350 Kuala Lumpur
  • Registration
  • 3 Points
  • Member ANZIIF AUD$70 Member MII AUD$90
    Non-Member AUD$100