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Peter Bickford is an independent counselor and arbitrator focusing particularly in the areas of insurance and reinsurance operational, regulatory and solvency issues. In addition to being a practicing attorney for over 30 years, he has been an officer of both a life insurance company and a property/casualty insurance and reinsurance facility with line responsibility for its contract and claims operations. He is an ARIAS-U.S. certified arbitrator and umpire.

Peter is the author of a regular column, Insight, which premiered in the May 21, 2012 issue of Insurance Advocate magazine. The column focuses on statutory and regulatory developments as they affect the insurance business, particularly in New York and nationally. Recent columns can be accessed through this link to the Insurance Advocate website. Recent and archived columns can also be accessed on my Publications page.

In February 2010, a Working Group of industry and regulatory representatives was established to consider reviving a New York based syndicated insurance risk exchange, intended to be a Lloyd’s type insurance market in the US. Because of the interest in the exchange project, a section devoted to the project, including historical documents and materials on the original New York Insurance Risk Exchange, has been added to this site.