mallowstreet Insurance Congress 2024

The mallowstreet Insurance Congress seeks to continue the trajectory of previous years, as the most exclusive gathering of insurance industry professionals.

The mallowstreet events are a distinct and unique experience, taking attendees on an unpredictable journey that explores various aspects of human achievement and sparking engaging discussions about a vision of the future.” 

Over the course of the three days, delegates will hear from an exceptional line up of keynote speakers, each a luminary in their respective fields. From insurance veterans to financial visionaries, our speakers will share their invaluable perspectives. Whether it's innovative InsurTech solutions, harnessing the power of team work taking lessons from Football, or visionary outlooks that will shape not only the insurance investment landscape but that of the world as a whole. Previous speakers have included Baroness Susan Greenfield (renowned Neurologist), Dr Tim Gregory (Planetary Geologist), and David Rennie (Beijing Bureau Chief for tech Economist).

Running in conjunction with these keynote presentations, delegates will participate in eight intimate round table Investment Masterclass sessions led by elite asset managers who've mastered the game. Dive deep into proven strategies, unlock hidden insights, and refine your investment acumen under the guidance of those who've conquered the peaks of success. These sessions offer an exclusive opportunity for direct interaction and personalised learning.

This Congress is tailored for those who seek not just knowledge, but transformation. Seize the opportunity to be part of this elite gathering. Limited spaces available – register your interest now and the team will be in touch.

Escape the city's hustle and immerse yourself in a tranquil haven, designed to spark creativity and strategic thinking. With luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, and rejuvenating amenities, this retreat promises an unparalleled blend of learning and relaxation.

The Congress is strictly limited to just 25 of the highest calibre delegates in attendance, so you are assured an intimate learning and relationship building experience. There is no delegate fee charged, delegates need only to arrange their own transport.

At mallowstreet we adhere to a principles-based approach to ensure a meaningful and respectful experience for all attendees. We believe that upholding these principles will contribute to a thriving and inclusive professional environment. Please review our Code of Conduct here: Code of Conduct



  1. Registration and Check In

  2. Lunch

  3. Welcome Address and AI and it's Impact on Our Industry: Part 1

    Dawid provides an overview of the speakers and key themes for the Congress. He will also give an introduction to mallowstreet's AI tool SOFI.


    Dawid Konotey-Ahulu CBE DL, Co-founder of mallowstreet

  4. Challenges Confronting a Changing UK

    The UK has experienced a period of turbulence both politically and economically. The roots of this stretch back long before the referendum of 2016, though the outcome of this added to both political and economic volatility. 

    In this presentation, Anand explores the drivers of this change, the challenges the UK now faces and potential scenarios for the future.


    Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs KCL

  5. Session Transition

  6. Investment Masterclass I

    Delegates split into eight Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Congress. 

  7. Tea, Coffee & Networking

  8. Investment Masterclass II

    Delegates split into eight Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Congress

  9. Session Transition

  10. AI and it's Impact on Our Industry: Part 2

    In this short session Dawid willl use SOFI to demonstrate the extraordinary power of AI and will show how we can harness it immediately for greater productivity and efficiency.


    Dawid Konotey-Ahulu CBE DL, Co-founder of mallowstreet

  11. Delegate Leisure Time

  12. VR Bomb Disposal

    As the timer ticks down with just minutes to spare until the bomb detonates, effective communication is key as your team holds the code to your survival.

  13. Evening Dinner

  14. Evening Drinks

  15. Breakfast

  16. Welcome to Day 2


    Dawid Konotey-Ahulu CBE DL, Co-founder of mallowstreet

  17. Navigating Uncharted Waters: P&C Challenges for the Decades to Come

    With a wealth of experience in the US insurance industry, from his days as Chief Investment Officer - General Insurance at American International Group (AIG), Guillermo will illustrate that high nominal interest rates do not necessarily ensure industry profitability.

    In the coming decades, we may encounter an economic environment characterised by very low, or even negative, real interest rates. To navigate this scenario effectively, companies should focus on developing a strategic asset allocation that enhances the real rate buffer by adding risk premia. 

    Although this analysis focuses on the U.S. property and casualty insurance industry, the metrics and conclusions presented are applicable to other developed insurance markets as well.


    Guillermo Donadini, Independent Age

  18. Session Transition

  19. Investment Masterclass III

    Delegates split into eight Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Congress. 

  20. Session Transition

  21. Motivation & Business Effectiveness

    Drawing on her leadership career in finance and some extremely challenging life experiences, Jenny offers insights and practical techniques to motivate, build resilience, and improve workplace culture. In this session - the first of four, she discusses her research on motivation and its role in improving business effectiveness. By focusing on creating a positive work environment, Jenny believes that businesses can achieve their desired outcomes in a more sustainable way as opposed to focusing solely on the outputs.


    Jenny Segal, Motivational Speaker and Author

  22. Tea, Coffee & Networking

  23. Investment Masterclass IV

    Delegates split into eight Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Congress. 

  24. Insurance Investment Panel


    Adam Ruddle, Chief Investment Officer, LV

    Ashish Dafria, Chief Investment Officer, Aviva Life Services UK

    Robert Kubin, Senior Expert, McKinsey & Company


    Chaired by Dawid Konotey-Ahulu CBE DL, Co-founder of mallowstreet

  25. Lunch

    Full synopsis to follow.

  26. Very Bad People & The Pinstripe Army

    Long-established democracies are at risk, the Amazon rainforest could cease to exist; emblematic species like the rhino, tiger and sharks could disappear - heralds of mass extinction - and we are in the midst of a new Cold War: in our lifetimes rarely has reading the news been so overwhelming. Moreover, all of these things - and more have been long predicted and could have been prevented, but were not. Why?

    In his talk Patrick, Co-founder of Global Witness and author of Very Bad People and Terrible Humans, will take you inside the Shadow Network and into the heart of the matter: corruption. His talk will take you with him on a journey to meet heads of state & corrupt politicians, the CEOs of the world’s biggest companies, kingpins of organised crime, corporate lobbyists and armed militias, and you’ll meet their enablers: operating in a seemingly parallel universe, hidden in plain sight, you’ll meet the lawyers, bankers, accountants and others, who together facilitate some of the world’s most egregious, biggest and yet most secret crimes.


    Patrick Alley, Co-founder, Global Witness

  27. Session Transition

  28. Investment Masterclass V

    Delegates split into eight Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Congress. 

  29. Tea, Coffee & Networking

    Full synopsis to follow.

  30. Investment Masterclass VI

    Delegates split into eight Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Congress. 

  31. Session Transition

    Delegates split into eight Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Congress. 

  32. Being a Brilliant Boss

    It has been noted that many technical industries suffer from poor management. In this session, Jenny discusses the qualities of great managers and the need for businesses to ensure they are getting it right when it comes to promotions. Promoting the right people for the right reasons, and providing them with the necessary support once they reach these leadership positions is imperative to creating a culture where employees feel valued.


    Jenny Segal, Motivational Speaker and Author

  33. Delegate Leisure Time

  34. Evening Drinks

  35. Evening Dinner

  36. Evening Drinks & Congress Quiz

  37. Breakfast

  38. Welcome to Day 3


    Dawid Konotey-Ahulu CBE DL, Co-founder, mallowstreet

  39. Management 2.0 (Post-COVID)

    In this session, Jenny touches on the management challenges and opportunities presented by hybrid working. Whilst employers often want employees to return to the office for reasons such as culture, innovation, and collaboration, this desire is sometimes driven by a lack of trust or a desire for control. On the other hand, employees often prefer to work from home because they feel more efficient, forgetting they are part of a team. Jenny discusses how businesses can find a balance that allows for both efficiency and collaboration and how we can achieve a healthier meeting culture.


    Jenny Segal, Motivational Speaker and Author

  40. Session Transition

  41. Investment Masterclass VII

    Delegates split into eight Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Congress. 

  42. Tea, Coffee & Networking

  43. Investment Masterclass VIII

  44. Session Transition

    Full synopsis to follow.

  45. How the Earth Shaped Human History

    When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, revolutions, and technological advances. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

    As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is the story of these forces, from plate tectonics and climate change, to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents.

    By taking us through millennia of human history, and billions of years into our planet’s past, Professor Lewis Dartnell tells us the ultimate origin story. When we reach the point where history becomes science we see a vast web of connections that underwrites our modern world and helps us face the challenges of the future. From the cultivation of the first crops to the founding of modern states, origins reveals the Earth’s awesome impact on the shape of human civilizations.


    Professor Lewis Dartnell, Research Scientist, Presenter, and Author

  46. Close of Congress


    Dawid Konotey-Ahulu CBE DL, Co-founder of mallowstreet

  47. Lunch & Networking

  48. Departure

  49. End