PIANY Sets Metro Rap; Supt. Gets GFIN to NY; Big I Applauds Action.

Author:Acunto, Steve

The Professional Insurance Agents of New York State (PIANY) will host its first Regional Awareness Program of 2020 on January 30th from 8 a.m.to 5:00 p.m in Manhattan called MetroRAP. More than 400 agents, company representatives, exhibitors and other insurance industry professionals from the greater New York metropolitan region and downstate New York are expected to attend the event set for Sheraton New York on Times Square. The day includes a buffet lunch, trade show, education sessions featuring two morning education sessions featuring John Fear, CISR, CPIA, on Maximizing Efficiency--Using Outlook to Manage Time, Tasks & Emails and How to Get to the Top of the Submission Pile, taught by PIANY Director Leslie Rogoff. Fear will present Errors & Omissions--Avoiding Coverage Gaps in the afternoon session. InsureTech innovators will offer demonstrations on how their products can enrich an agency's business. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend these demonstrations during the buffet lunch. The New York Young Insurance Professionals will host a welcome reception on Wednesday evening, Jan. 29 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Connolly's Times Square, 121 West 45th St., New York, N.Y

Superintendent of Financial Services Linda A. Lacewell has just announced that the Department of Financial Services (DFS) will host the 2nd annual meeting of the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), a consortium of 50 international regulators and related organizations committed to putting consumers at the center of financial innovation. "DFS is thrilled to be chosen as host of the second GFIN annual meeting, and I welcome our global colleagues to New York, the financial capital of the world and a global hub of innovation," said Superintendent Lacewell. We look forward to collaborating with our global peers to foster consumer-centric innovation, as well as showcase everything this great state has to offer." And from Matthew Homer: "Fostering responsible innovation is a top priority for the Department and we welcome our fellow regulators to New York to discuss the balance between innovation and regulation," said Homer who is Executive Deputy Superintendent of Research and Innovation. "We look forward to regulatory collaboration to encourage the growth of the fintech industry." Earlier this year, DFS became the first U.S. state banking regulator to join GFIN after Superintendent Lacewell traveled to Europe and met with international regulators. DFS' international...

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