NAPSLO's 2015 Annual Convention, held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego and Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, drew record attendance this year, reinforcing the industry sentiment that business in the Surplus Lines market remains, in a word, excellent.

NU was on hand in San Diego conducting interviews, providing content for a section of PropertyCasualty360.com specially devoted to the conference, and producing the NAPSLO show dailies over three days. Editor-in-Chief Shawn Moynihan sat down for a Q&A with NAPSLO Executive Director Brady Kelley.

Shawn Moynihan: We talk about the E&S industry having entered what some are calling a "new normal," in which outside capital drives prices down, but it also allows for more experimentation into the types of non-standard risks that surplus lines writers can write. I was curious about whether you think the E&S business is going to ever really be the same again.

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