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Keynote Speaker

ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Keynote Speaker: James Spithill

James Spithill

Skipper, Team Oracle

Introduced by Rebecca Roberts, SVP Underwriting – US Cat at RenaissanceRe.  A two-time winner of the America’s Cup, in 2013 Jimmy Spithill (AUS) led his team to what has been called the greatest comeback in international sport. His ORACLE TEAM USA was down 8-1, before rallying for eight consecutive wins […]

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Industry Speakers

ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Andre Perez

Andre Perez

Chief Executive Officer, Horseshoe Group
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Anthony Rettino

Anthony Rettino

Founding Principal and Portfolio Manager, Elementum Advisors
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Robert DeRose

Robert DeRose

Vice President, Reinsurance Ratings, A.M. Best
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Dr. Richard Sandor

Dr. Richard Sandor

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Environmental Financial Products
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Paschal Brooks

Paschal Brooks

Portfolio Manager, AlphaCat Managers Ltd.
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Dr. Robert Muir-Wood

Dr. Robert Muir-Wood

Chief Research Officer, RMS
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Dr. Tim Hall

Dr. Tim Hall

Senior Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Edwin Jordan

Edwin Jordan

Head of Capital Solutions, Tokio Millennium Re
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Greg Hagood

Greg Hagood

Co-Founder, Nephila Capital
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Dr. Mark Guishard

Dr. Mark Guishard

Risk Prediction Initiative at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Dr. John Seo

Dr. John Seo

Co-Founder & Managing Principal, Fermat Capital Management
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Neil McConachie

Neil McConachie

Group Chief Financial Officer, Fidelis Insurance
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Jose Miranda

Jose Miranda

Analyst, Tokio Millennium Re
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Paul Schultz

Paul Schultz

Chief Executive Officer, Aon Securities
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Phil Kane

Phil Kane

Director of Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Pierre Wiart

Pierre Wiart

Senior Underwriter, Insurance Australia Group International
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Tom Johansmeyer

Tom Johansmeyer

Assistant Vice President, Verisk Insurance Solutions
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Michael Millette

Michael Millette

Managing Partner, Hudson Structured Capital Management
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: David Third

David Third

Senior Consultant, Towers Watson
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Matthew Ball

Matthew Ball

Director, Towers Watson
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Philipp Kusche

Philipp Kusche

Director, Swiss Re Capital Markets
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Ali Al-Ali

Ali Al-Ali

Managing Director & Co- Head of Insurance Structured Finance, Goldman Sachs
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett

Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance, World Bank
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Jessel Mendes

Jessel Mendes

Audit Partner, Ernst & Young
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Des Potter

Des Potter

Managing Director, GC Securities

SCHEDULE

Find the full Convergence 2015 event schedule below.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2015

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3:00 - 3:05 PM
Welcome

PIER 6 - Structure

Greg Wojciechowski, CEO & President at The BSX


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3:05 - 3:50 PM
Panel: ‘The Next $60 Billion’

PIER 6 - Building

Paul Schultz (Moderator), CEO at Aon Securities
Anthony Rettino, Founding Principal & Portfolio Manager at Elementum Advisors
Paschal Brooks, Portfolio Manager at Alphacat Managers Ltd.,
John Seo, Managing Principal at Fermat Capital Management


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4:00 - 5:00 PM
35th America’s Cup Keynote

Hosted at PIER 6

James Spithill, Skipper, Oracle Team USA


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5:00 - 7:00 PM
ILS Bermuda Welcome Reception

PIER 6 – Structure.

Hosted by the Bermuda Business Development Agency


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2015

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8:30 - 9:00 AM
Breakfast

PIER 6 - Structure


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9:00 - 9:15
Welcome & Introductions

PIER 6 - Building

Kathleen Faries, CEO, Tokio Solution; The Hon. Michael Dunkley, JP MP, Premier of Bermuda; David Cash, Board Member at the Bermuda Business Development Agency


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9:15 - 10:00 AM
Bermuda Shorts:
‘Sourcing Risk’

PIER 6 - Building

09:15 – 09:30 ‘Why Bermuda is good for Asset Management’ Jessel Mendes, Partner at Ernst & Young for the Bermuda Business Development Agency

09:30 – 09:45 ‘The second wave of ILS has already occurred: the private collateralized reinsurance transaction. 'Is the third wave, the use of ILS technology for non-­cat risk, now upon us?’ Phil Kane, Director, Global Transaction Banking at Deutsche Bank

09:45 – 10:00 "Pandemic Risk Transfer" Michael Bennett, Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance at the World Bank


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10:00 - 10:30 AM
Bermuda Shorts:
‘Valuing Risk’

PIER 6 - Building

10:00 – 10:15 ‘Framework for ILS Fund Valuation’ Andre Perez, CEO at Horseshoe Group

10:15 – 10:30 ‘Valuation of Illiquid Insurance-­Linked Securities’ Matthew Ball, Director, Risk Consulting at Towers Watson & Software & David Third, Consultant at Towers Watson


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10:45 - 11:45
Bermuda Shorts:
‘Securitising Risk’

Pier 6 - Building

10:45 – 11:00 'Liquidity in the ILS market' Philipp Kusche, Director – ILS at Swiss Re Capital Markets

11:00 – 11:15 ‘Original Risk – Your First Bite of the ILS Apple’ Tom Johansmeyer, AVP – Reinsurance Services at ISO/Verisk Insurance Solutions

11:15 – 11:30 "Securitising from Cat to Cyber - Portfolio Construction Across the Sector" Michael Millette, Managing Partner at Hudson Structured Capital Management

11:30 – 12:00 "Financial Innovation: Weather Risks and Associated Asset Classes" Dr. Richard Sandor, Chairman & CEO at Environmental Financial Products LLC


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12:00 - 2:30 PM
Networking & Scheduled Meetings

PIER 6 – Full Facility.


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12:00 - 2:00 PM
Lunch

PIER 6 - Structure


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2:30 - 3:45 PM
Bermuda Shorts: ‘Understanding Risk’

PIER 6 - Structure

2:30 – 2:45 ‘Adapting Earthquake Science to Expanded Risk Transfer’ Dr. Robert Muir-­Wood, Chief Research Officer at Risk Management Solutions

2:45 – 3:00 'Cat Modelling: From Risks to Investors' Pierre Wiart, Senior Underwriter at Insurance Australia Group International

3:00 – 3:15 ‘Is the US really in a major hurricane landfall ‘drought’?' Mark Guishard, Risk Prediction Initiative at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

3:15 – 3:30 ‘Given possible global warming hiatus, are “warm SST/NAO/increased activity” assumptions baked into hurricane risk assessment too conservative?’ Jose Miranda, Analyst & Ed Jordan, Head of Capital Solutions at Tokio Millennium Re

3:30 – 3:45 "Pacific Hurricanes, El Nino & West Coast Landfalls" Dr. Tim Hall, Senior Scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies


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4:00 - 4:45 PM
Panel: “Converging Capital Structures”

"Why Are Alternative Reinsurers Becoming Traditional and Traditional Reinsurers Becoming Alternative?"

Des Potter, Managing Director at GC Securities (Moderator), Neil McConachie, Chief Financial Officer at Fidelis
Ali Al-­Ali, Director & Co-Head of Insurance Structured Finance at Goldman Sachs
Bob DeRose, Vice President, Property / Casualty Reinsurance at AM Best,
Greg Hagood, Co-Founder, Nephila Capital


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4:45 - 6:30
Cocktails

PIER 6 - Structure


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6:30 - 10:00 PM
World Rugby Classic Social

Bermuda National Stadium

Hosted by Appleby and PCS, a Division of Verisk Analytics


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2015

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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hospitality / Networking Breakfast

PIER 6 - Full Facility: Private meeting rooms available


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