Bradley L. Kading is President and Executive Director of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR). ABIR is an association of Bermuda’s market leading Class 4 insurers and reinsurers. In 2014 the international insurance groups in ABIR’s membership collectively wrote $74 billion in premium on a capital base of $99 billion. Kading directs ABIR’s public policy activities around the world, including working with members of the United States Congress, the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Executive branches of government in Bermuda and the United States. He has made numerous presentations in various jurisdictions to educate regulators, policymakers, and stakeholders about the regulation applied to Bermuda’s major international insurers and reinsurers and the important role they play in the global economy. He regularly engages in dialogue with insurance regulators and policymakers around the world and is frequently quoted in insurance industry trade magazines. He’s the author of articles published in the Journal of Insurance Regulation, Insurance Day, Best’s Review and in the Geneva Association Papers on Risk and Insurance.
Kading has spoken frequently at policy-maker and industry forums including: the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the Geneva Association, the Risk and Insurance Management Society, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, the Reinsurance Association of America (RAA), the American Legislative Exchange Council, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters Society, the European Insurance Forum in Dublin, the World Insurance Forum, the Reactions’ and CEBRI Brazil Reinsurance Conferences, the International Insurance Society, the Casualty Actuarial Society and other conferences on insurance securitizations, regulation, hazard mitigation and catastrophe insurance. In the United States, he has served on state hurricane commissions in Alabama and Louisiana and has been the chair of the NCOIL Insurance Education Council and the Coordinator of the NAIC’s Industry Liaison Group. He is currently a Director of the International Insurance Society.
Prior to joining ABIR in December 2005, Kading served for 14 years as Senior Vice President and Director of State Relations for the RAA. His responsibilities included the management of all RAA programs directed at state legislation and regulation affecting reinsurers. He also helped develop the RAA’s work with the IAIS. In addition, he served as Chief Operating Officer of the RAA’s ReSources division which was devoted to creating non-dues revenues for the association.
Prior to joining RAA in October 1991, Kading was Vice President and Director of Government Affairs for the Alliance of American Insurers in Chicago. He was at Alliance for 10 years, advancing through a variety of government affairs positions.
In addition to his 32 years of insurance regulatory experience, Kading previously worked as administrative assistant to the Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives and as a newspaper reporter for the Waterloo Daily Courier in Waterloo, Iowa.
Kading earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Graduate Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Journalism from Drake University. He subsequently received CPCU and ARe designations. To learn more about ABIR visit www.ABIR.bm. Follow Brad on Twitter at @ABIR_Bermuda.