Shawn Adams, Senior Vice President, Catastrophe Underwriting
ICW Group Insurance Companies
Shawn Adams is the senior vice president of catastrophe underwriting at ICW Group. He heads an industry-leading team that writes earthquake and catastrophe insurance across the world, including the United States. Skilled at building extraordinary teams, his specialties include business acumen, quantitative analysis, earthquake modeling and system design.
ICW Group’s earthquake underwriting department has gained recognition among the reinsurance and broker communities for its cutting-edge analytic capabilities and best-in-class underwriting. The team under Shawn boasts superior underwriting based on: stronger broker relationships, higher underwriting standards, modeling in all three vendor catastrophe models, Risk Quality Indexes (RQI), Account Scorecards (CAT), Best Underwriting Guidelines (BUGs), in addition to a host of other tools and practices.
He originally joined ICW Group in 1997, holding numerous senior actuarial and enterprise-level risk management positions prior to being named senior vice president in 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management science from the University of California, San Diego and an associate in Reinsurance (ARe) with the Insurance Institute of America.
Shawn believes, “extraordinary results come from extraordinary teams which are made up of extraordinary people.”