AM Best to Join Innovation-Related Session at Drake Risk and Opportunity Forum

AM Best Managing Director, Industry Relations, Research and Public Relations Jeff Mango will participate in a discussion on the rating agency’s criteria on insurer innovation at the upcoming Drake Risk and Opportunity Forum, which is scheduled for Oct. 26-27, 2023, in Des Moines, IA.

Mango’s session, titled, “Insurance Innovation Criteria and Impact,” will discuss AM Best’s perspectives on innovation and how the rating agency explicitly considers an insurance company’s innovation efforts in its rating process, as well as related benchmarking analysis. The session is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. (CDT) on Friday, Oct. 27. Jason Gross, vice president and head of platform of ManchesterStory, will moderate. Mango directs the strategy and communications department and is responsible for several teams that handle external communications with insurance industry market groups, public relations and industry research.

The Drake Risk and Opportunity Forum is a complimentary hybrid event (i.e., in person and virtual) where attendees can learn from professionals on how to manage risks in financial and non-financial organizations. For more information on the event, which will be held at Drake University in the Cowles Library Reading Room, please visit the event website.

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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