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XL Catlin's Kelly Lyles onboard for FERMA in Venice

 — XL Catlin’s Chief Regional Officer and Deputy Chairman for its insurance operations, Kelly Lyles, will be participating in the Presidential Debate at this year’s FERMA 2015 Forum, discussing how the insurance industry can capitalize on opportunities for innovation. In a year already defined by mergers and acquisitions, she will highlight how the industry is responding to the need for innovation and the trends and pressures currently at play. 

Speaking ahead of the conference, Ms. Lyles said: “We have to ask ourselves, what does innovation mean to us as an industry? Is it adding to and tweaking existing products? Or is it rethinking our entire approach and trail blazing? I know the option I have chosen, it’s the only option if we want to continue to be a credible partner to our clients and play our part in today’s global economy.” 

“Events such as the FERMA Forum, attended by Europe’s leading risk managers, are important for us as they give us the opportunity to hear what’s on our clients’ minds. We need to work together to address the big issues impacting their businesses. This event gives us the chance to meet face to face with our clients and brokers and have conversations which are insightful, frank and of real mutual benefit.”

The conference’s focus this year is on the risk management profession, innovation and diversity and will see over 1,500 risk professionals in attendance from across 34 different countries. This year the conference takes place at the Venice Lido, Italy.

About the XL Catlin Insurance Operations

The XL Catlin insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL Catlin as their partner. To learn more, visit

About XL Catlin

XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group plc’s (NYSE:XL) insurance and reinsurance companies which provide property, casualty, professional and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. Clients look to XL Catlin for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit