An interesting article in the news on the value of receiving a master’s degree in today’s economy. For librarians the MS or MLS in library science is still a must, a union card if you will to be considered for most most professional openings. This article points out that more than half the students today have the master’s degrees awarded are in two disciplines; business and education and that the current labor needs of the U.S. work force are demanding more technology and engineering skills. Also pointed out is the costs of additional higher ed training is shifting from employer to employees.
COLUMBUS, OH (November 30, 2011)—Over forty state legislators from twenty-three different attended a recent workshop developed for the National Conference of Insurance Legislators’ (NCOIL) Institute for Insurance Policy Titled, “The Train is Coming: How Will International Regulation Preempt U.S. Authority? ” Conducted by the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, this seminar featured St. John’s University faculty member W. Jean Kwon, Ph.D., CPCU, Faculty Chair and Professor, the School of Risk Management as the speaker
The focus of this event was to provide a clearer understanding of the impact international insurance regulation will have on U.S. policy and to help state representatives to understand:
• the various models for multinational supervision
• the U.S. market’s inter connectivity to global insurance markets and resulting impact on financial stability or systemic risk
• how international agreements and global insurance markets impact U.S. insurers and markets
The seminar began with a primer on the insurance production process followed by an overview of the U.S. and world insurance markets. There was discussion of the various international regulatory and supervisory organizations including the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), the Financial Stability Board (FSB), the Joint Forum, and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).
Resulting feedack included comments from attendee Rep. Ken Ito (HI)), the event was “very educational.” Rep. Warren Kitzmiller (VT) also characterized Dr. Kwon’s lecture during this November session as “clear, concise and understandable”—often a challenge when dealing with complex insurance industry issues.
A.M. Best’s is providing a series of complimentary Webinars on their various datafiles that are available in the Davis Library. These Webinars are designed to help you become familiar with the data, product features, capabilities and enhancements. Below is a topic list and the upcoming sessions for October, November and December. The Davis Library Staff can assist you in logging on the Best’s Member Center.
Upcoming topics include:
* Financial Analysis: Introduction (P/C, L/H)
* Statutory Statements: Introduction (P/C, LH)
* BestLink Online: Financial Data (P/C)
* BestLink Online: Best’s Insurance Reports Data (P/C)
* BestLink for Excel: Financial Data (P/C)
You may register by contacting Education Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (908) 439-2200, ext. 5115. Most Webinars are approximately one hour long and limited to 15 connections. Registrations are limited to current product users (like the Davis Library) and accepted on a first come, first served basis. To get a complete list of dates and schedules, click here.
Presentation: Advisen will present an overview of their Insurance research tools.
Location: Room 240 (Computer Lab) 2nd fl. Manhattan Campus
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
All SRM students and faculty are welcome. We appreciate your attendance and input as we are evaluating the purchase of this subscription service for the 2011 – 2012 academic year. If you have any questions about this you may contact Ricky Waller at 212 277 5136.