Data-Driven Analysis: Landscape of Impairments in 2020

Watch this webinar recording for an in-depth analysis of how investors approached impairments in 2020. Experts from Clearwater Analytics and J.P. Morgan Asset Management will tell a data-driven story of how widely certain securities were impaired in 2020. They will also examine how the insurance industry looked at impairments through a year like no other.

This webinar recording combines exclusive insights gained from Clearwater’s daily client collaborations and system data across the insurance industry with expert analysis and discussion to provide a comprehensive view of impairment activity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain insight into the impairment trends of 2020 and how investors responded to the year’s challenges.
  • Learn how widely certain securities were impaired in 2020.
  • Gain an understanding of how the insurance industry approached impairments.

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Featured Presenters

Wheatley  Garner

Wheatley Garner

Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Global Insurance Solutions

Wheatley Garner, Executive Director, is a member of J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Global Insurance Solutions team. His role is to provide subject matter expertise and analysis on insurance regulation and global accounting standards that impact clients’ investment strategies and financial reporting requirements. He also oversees J.P. Morgan’s investment accounting outsourcing business, which complements the firm’s broader investment management solutions, and separately, is active with notable industry groups that help to improve the interaction between insurance regulators, standard-setters and insurance companies. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Wheatley was an accounting manager at AIG, where he oversaw the investment accounting division for the firm’s property & casualty operations in North America and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Kutztown University.

Austin  Lowe

Austin Lowe

Operations Delivery Lead, Clearwater Analytics

Austin is an Operations Delivery Lead at Clearwater, working primarily with Clearwater's Bermuda-based clients to ensure their reporting processes are streamlined and automated. Austin joined Clearwater in 2017, and during that time he has helped implement new clients and provide proactive support so system users can get the most out of the Clearwater solution. In his free time, Austin enjoys traveling, hiking, and snowboarding. 

Austin has a bachelor's degree in business economics and a minor in accounting from Boise State University. 

Veronica  Schmidt

Veronica Schmidt

Solutions Engineer, Clearwater Analytics

Veronica works with prospective Clearwater clients to find solutions to their investment accounting data and reporting needs. Veronica works with insurers to find efficiencies in data management, streamline daily operational processes and find new ways Clearwater can help meet their needs to drive a continuously improving user experience.

In her free time Veronica likes spending time playing board games with her husband and two kids, reading and writing, and alpine skiing when the weather permits. 

Prior to her career at Clearwater, Veronica obtained a math degree from Boise State University and spent time working in Big Data.