Greenberg--Lascaro.jpgI would like to be able to report to you today what industry titan Hank Greenberg said in his speech before the Conference of Special Risk Underwriters, but unfortunately and inexplicably, the organization refused to permit press coverage. This is yet another example of the industry not only shooting itself in the foot, but in the head, killing its own already sullied reputation.

To be fair to Mr. Greenberg, the former AIG chief who now runs C.V. Starr, this has nothing to do with him personally. In my 26 years covering insurance, he has never banned the media from his many speaking engagements. This was a policy set down by CSRU–a surprise, since we covered the group’s luncheons for years without incident or complaint.

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