2019 Credit Insurance Workshop


Pre-Conference Workshop: Credit Insurance

Held in conjunction with the Regional Bank Conference, we are pleased to offer a pre-conference workshop on Credit Insurance on June 19 from 3:00PM – 6:00PM. This special workshop is only open to regional banks*.

In the workshop, you’ll learn how the Credit Insurance product can help regional banks manage their credit exposures around the world. This includes:

  • Using the product to cover various trade finance and supply chain exposures
  • Incorporating the product in your underwriting protocols to ensure the bank can service its customers wherever and whatever their exposure is without having to refer customers to other banks

You may choose to attend the workshop only, or register to attend the full Regional Bank Conference. All registered Workshop attendees are also invited to join the opening reception for the Conference. There are only 40 seats available for this workshop. Reserve yours today!

CDCS Credits

Earn Credits: Attendees are eligible to earn 3.0 Continuing Professional Development credits (CPDs) for CDCS recertification.

Register Now for the Credit Insurance Workshop!

There are only 40 seats for this workshop. Make sure to register today to secure your seat!

Credit Insurance Workshop Only*

Category Rate
Member $125
Non-Member $225

*Attendees of the Workshop are also invited to join the opening reception of the Regional Bank Conference

Regional Bank Conference (with Credit Insurance Workshop)**

Category Rate
Member $350
Non-Member $450

**Registration to the Regional Bank Conference includes the pre-conference Credit Insurance workshop. Seats are limited to the first 50 attendees to the pre-conference workshop. If interested in attending both events, please register through the Regional Bank Conference and indicate in your registration that you would like to also attend the Credit Insurance Workshop.

*Regional banks have asset size of no more than $250 billion

Two Ways to Register

  • Have a BAFT account? Register online by clicking the Register Now button below.
  • Do not have a BAFT account? Register here.


June 19, 2019
June 19, 2019

2:30PM – 6:00PM

Badge Pick-up/Check-in

3:00PM – 6:00PM

Pre-Conference Workshop: Credit Insurance


Jared Kotler
Head of Credit and Political Risk
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Ben Roberts
Manager, Specialty Lines
Meridian Finance Group

This pre-conference workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of the Global Credit and Political Risk Insurance Market – who, where, what, and types of transactions supported
  • Non-payment Insurance in the United States
  • Why use Non-Payment Insurance? The benefits of Non-Payment Insurance including the potential to achieve Capital Relief
  • Policy Documentation: Understanding the obligation and terms of a Non-Payment Insurance policy
  • Claims Data and the Claims Process
  • What regional bankers are doing in Credit Insurance

6:00PM – 7:00PM

Opening Reception

Register for the Regional Bank Conference, and attend the Credit Insurance Workshop for free. Check the conference program and speakers for additional information.


June 19, 2019
June 19, 2019
Jared Kotler
Jared Kotler
Head of Credit & Political Risk Insurance
The Hartford

Mr. Jared Kotler leads the Credit and Political Risk Insurance (CPRI) business unit at The Hartford. In this role, he’s responsible for helping The Hartford’s clients mitigate the risks of doing business internationally. Prior to joining The Hartford, he served as the Head of Credit and Political Risk at Validus Specialty where he turned a fledging Credit and Political Risk unit into a regional leader. This included operating a market-leading binding authority in connection with Lloyd’s syndicates, covering political risks for financial institutions, private equity, mining, power, infrastructure, and manufacturing clients.

Ben Roberts
Ben Roberts
Manager-Specialty Lines
Meridian Finance Group

Mr. Ben Roberts is a credit insurance broker for the Meridian Finance Group. Previously, he worked for Meridian’s partner, Texel Finance, in London for 5 years before moving to the United States to establish Meridian’s New York office in 2018. Mr. Roberts is responsible for working with US-based financial institution, trader and corporate clients in coordination with other global offices of Texel and Meridian. Texel and Meridian are leading specialist credit and political risk insurance brokers with offices in London, Singapore, New York and Santa Monica.