The AIFA conference is an impressive event that I thoroughly enjoyed again this year.
The presentations cover a vast array of topics relevant to insurance companies and industry investors. I’m sifting through the information from the investor relations perspective and expect to post a variety of thoughts in the coming days.
But there is one recommendation I wanted to make immediately:
Insurance company interim quarter earnings releases/calls should happen in conjunction with the filing of the associated 10-Q.
Putting all the materials out at one time lets a company appropriately focus attention on key strategic messages while meeting investor needs for the necessary details that support results. (Companies also can help by making Schedule D and Schedule P data available at the same time.)
I believe this tactic will be even more appreciated by investors as the accounting grows even more complex, e.g., the potential changes in fair value reporting under consideration by the FASB).