Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 10/90%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 80/20%
Workshops, as Faculty: 1; September 2007
Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; March 2010
ARIAS Conference Faculty: 6; Spring 2004, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014
Other Approved Training: ARIAS Fall 2009 Educational Seminar - FACULTY
ARIAS November 2011 Educational Seminar - FACULTY
ARIAS Fall 2009 Educational Seminar - FACULTY
Debra J. Roberts, CFA
Debra Roberts & Associates, LLC
445 Park Avenue, 9th floor
New York, NY
Since 1993, I have been President and CEO of Debra Roberts & Associates, providing services to the insurance and reinsurance industry. I have extensive background in the areas of (re)insurance accounting, actuarial practice, underwriting, contract wording, claims, investments and investment banking. In 1997, I became certified as a reinsurance arbitrator by AIDA Reinsurance & Insurance Arbitration Society – U. S. (“ARIAS – U.S.”) and since that time have participated in numerous international reinsurance arbitrations as party-appointed and umpire. I have also served as an expert witness in international arbitrations as well as (re)insurance litigations in U.S. State and Federal Courts. In 2006 I was accepted as a Panel Member of ARIAS-U.K.
In 1981, I began my reinsurance career as an underwriter at North American Reassurance Company, a life/health reinsurer of the Swiss Re Group based in New York City. While employed there, I obtained an MBA in Finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business in 1983.
After completing the MBA program, I joined Quest Advisory Corporation, a registered investment adviser in New York City, in 1984, as a Senior Associate. Quest managed four mutual funds and several corporate pension accounts, with assets totaling approximately $1 billion. My responsibilities included equity analysis for small cap, thinly-traded stocks and trading desk experience.
In 1986, I joined Atrium Corporation, a Swiss Re Group company in New York City, as a Vice President. My responsibilities included the formation of reinsurance companies in Bermuda and Barbados, which involved raising the private equity necessary for U.S.-controlled ownership (Swiss Re provided 49% of initial capital). These companies were dedicated facilities for alternative risk reinsurance contracts provided to U.S. insurers.