EP. 9: Strategy Sessions – What Insurers Should Know About Navigating a Tricky Inflationary Landscape


Strategy Sessions – A Lunch Hour Look at Critical Topics
with Industry Movers and Shakers  

Episode 9:  What Insurers Should Know About Navigating a Tricky Inflationary Landscape?

Hosted by:

Elizabeth Blosfield

Deputy Editor,
Carrier Management

Special Guest:

Keith Buckley

Managing Director of
Fitch Ratings’ global
insurance rating group


The insurance industry is facing increasing inflationary pressures, with many experts predicting a continued rise in inflation over the next few years. This has led insurance carriers to think about how to manage its impact and build strategies to counter any concerns.

Watch as Keith Buckley, managing director of Fitch Ratings’ global insurance rating group, discusses what he’s seeing on the horizon and how insurers can navigate this tricky landscape.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The biggest concerns insurers have regarding inflationary pressure
  • How insurers are managing the potential impact
  • Which business lines could be most impacted
  • How rising interest rates may interplay with inflation
  • How Fitch is addressing this issue in its ratings analysis

About Our Guest – Keith M. Buckley is Managing Director of Fitch Ratings’ global insurance rating group. The global insurance group includes approximately 70 professionals located in various offices throughout the world that provide financial strength ratings for life/annuity, property/casualty, health/HMO/managed care, title insurers, fixed income ratings for insurance holding company debt, hybrid securities, preferred stock and commercial paper programs, and ratings of insurance-linked securitizations.

Keith was a senior vice president and head of U.S. Insurance for Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co.’s insurance rating group prior to its merger with Fitch IBCA.

Prior to joining the firm, Keith served as director of financial analysis for Shand Morahan & Co., where his duties included security reviews of insurance and reinsurance companies, and rating agency presentations. He has been an insurance analyst since 1984.

Keith earned a B.S. degree in finance with the highest departmental distinction from the University of Illinois, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is also a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Chicago.