ILS Bermuda - Convergence Committee: Hanni Ali

Hanni Ali

Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Hamilton Insurance Group

Hanni was deeply involved in establishing, and now leads, Hamilton ILS, including Hamilton’s sidecar, Turing Re, its series of catastrophe bond offerings, Easton, and is expanding Hamiton’s ILS offerings. He has played a key role in managing Hamiton’s insurtech engagement and investments alongside supporting its joint venture digital MGA, Attune.

Hanni joined Hamilton in July 2014 and led the Risk & Analytics function at Hamilton Re, Ltd. with responsibility for portfolio management; and reporting for the Company’s management, Board, regulators, market bodies, rating agencies and ceded reinsurance. He directed the development of the Hamilton Risk & Analytics Platform (HARP). His team developed portfolio optimization approaches using genetic algorithms; extensively automated numerous processes; and designed advanced stochastic simulations for reinsurance.

Hanni sits on the MIT SOLVE Challenge Leadership team, where Hamilton joined as the first insurance member, and serves as a judge for its annual social entrepreneurship challenges, subsequently providing mentorship to winners of the challenges. Since 2016 he has participated in the UN Insurance Development Forum (IDF) on behalf of Hamilton, as a member of the Sovereign & Humanitarian Solutions working group. Hanni has also supported Hamilton’s contributions to Blue Marble Microinsurance advising on their technology strategy.

Prior to joining the insurance industry, Hanni worked for four years in London’s financial services sector, developing equity, commodity and FX pricing models. He also ran a start-up developing High Performance Computing (HPC) systems.

Hanni has a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Imperial College, London, England. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Science (ARCS), an Associate Member of the Institute of Physics and an associate of the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS).

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