Influential women in re/insurance
emergence. As such, her team now has strong knowledge of
head injuries and concussions, asbestos and environmental
exposures, and construction defects as well as the more
common casualty exposures.
The company also invests time towards understanding what
the future might hold. For example, her team spend a lot
of time thinking about the impact of specific case law and
the potential impacts of the current political environment on
unintentional environmental exposures from policies written
“This is a great area of the business and I’m very fortunate
to be involved in it,” says Johnson. “Insurers can secure
material capital benefits and strong counterparties benefit
from increased float resulting in win-win outcomes. This
has allowed us to put together some really interesting
Looking specifically at the topic of concussions, Johnson
mentions that the primary exposure is tied to sports injuries.
“It’s been going on for a number of years and there was
even a movie, Concussion, that portrayed how professional
athletes may have been impacted. The issue is very significant
and there could be a very considerable insured loss,”
“People have been injured and although TigerRisk cannot
say who is liable for those injuries and illnesses, it appears
the potential damages could be very substantial.
“I don’t believe these sorts of injuries affect professional
athletes only. I am concerned about the impact on children
who have been playing football, soccer, hockey, and
basketball,” Johnson adds.
“If kids are hurt, as well as young and older men, who
if anyone is responsible? Is it a public entity exposure, a
parks exposure? In football, is it the fault of the company
who made the helmets or the pads? Is it the fault of the
entity who made the hockey sticks? Is it the fault of the
organisation which made up the rules for rugby and perhaps
didn’t put enough protection in place?
“It’s a serious human issue which is also becoming an important
and fellow recipients for their
outstanding recognition as
“Women in Re/Insurance”
STAMFORD I BERMUDA I CHICAGO I HONG KONG I LONDON I MINNEAPOLIS I NEW YORK I RALEIGH
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Laura’s accomplishments underscore the
momentum that continues to build at TigerRisk
as we expand our ability to deliver innovative
solutions to the global insurance/reinsurance industry.