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Keynote Speakers

ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Keynote Speaker: Dan Gardner

Dan Gardner

Writer, Consultant and Co-author of Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction.

Well known for his invaluable knowledge of business, finance, politics, international affairs and daily life, Dan lectures around the world on forecasting risk and decision-making. Co-authoring his latest bestseller, ‘Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction’, Gardner makes the case that pundits are notoriously inaccurate at predicting the future, and […]

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ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Keynote Speaker: Mike McGavick

Mike McGavick

CEO, XL Group Ltd.

Mike McGavick serves as CEO of XL Group ltd, which provides insurance and reinsurance risk solutions globally under the XL Catlin brand. Mike is an active participant in the industry’s trade and representative bodies, including serving as Chairman of the Geneva Association. And, he has received numerous recognitions for his […]

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Industry Speakers

ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Thomas Deinet

Thomas Deinet

Executive Director, Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI)
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Aaron Koch

Aaron Koch

Director and Consulting Actuary, ILS Group, P&C Division at Milliman, Inc
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Philipp Herr

Philipp Herr

Partner, KPMG Germany
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Elena Nagy

Elena Nagy

Senior Manager, KPMG Germany
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Joel Baker

Joel Baker

President and CEO, CatIQ & MSA Research
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Eduard Held

Eduard Held

Head Sales & Products, PERILS AG
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Tom Johansmeyer

Tom Johansmeyer

Assistant Vice President, PCS
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Rick Welsh

Rick Welsh

Chief Executive Officer, Sciemus Limited
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Rachel Bardon

Rachel Bardon

Managing Director, Hudson Structured Capital Management
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Lixin Zeng

Lixin Zeng

Chief Executive Officer, AlphaCat Managers
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Mark Greisiger

Mark Greisiger

President and CEO, NetDiligence
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Chris Novak

Chris Novak

Director, Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Jonathan Malawer

Jonathan Malawer

Managing Director, K2 Advisors
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Phil Rosace

Phil Rosace

Senior Solutions Manager, Cyence
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Jay Jackson

Jay Jackson

Managing Member, Abacus Alternative Assets
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Bill Dubinsky

Bill Dubinsky

Managing Director, Head of Insurance-Linked Securities at Willis Towers Watson Securities
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Sofia Ben El Attar

Sofia Ben El Attar

Managing Director, Head of LifeRisks Business, RMS
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Luca Tres

Luca Tres

Head of Life, Securis Investment Partners LLP
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: Alex Korb

Alex Korb

Diretor, IHS Markit
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2016 - Panel Speaker: John Tobin

John Tobin

Managing Director, Global Head of Portfolio Management for the Global Liquidity business at J.P. Morgan Asset Management

SCHEDULE

Find the full Convergence 2017 Schedule below

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18, 2017

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2:00 PM - 2:05 PM
A Welcome from ILS Bermuda

Speaker Centre – Harbourview Ballroom, Hamilton Princess

Greg Wojciechowski, Chair, ILS Bermuda (President and CEO, The BSX)


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2:05 PM - 3:00 PM
PANEL: Run-Off – Investing in a Growing Asset Class

Speaker Centre – Harbourview Ballroom, Hamilton Princess

Rachel Bardon (Moderator), Managing Director, Hudson Structured Capital Management
John Williams, President, Armour Group Holdings Ltd.
Bob Forness, CEO, Multistrat Group
Mayur Patel, Head of M&A, Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd.


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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
SHORTS: Gamechangers? Insurtech, Rated Re & Market Uncertainty

Speaker Centre – Harbourview Ballroom, Hamilton Princess

John Tobin, Managing Director, Global Head of Portfolio Management for the Global Liquidity business, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Mark Elliott, Chief Underwriting Officer, Humboldt Re
Aleksander Kovacevic, Managing Director, Audeamus Risk
Lixin Zeng, CEO, Alphacat Managers
Will Dove, CEO, Extraordinary Re


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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
SHORTS: What is a Fair Value?

Speaker Centre – Harbourview Ballroom, Hamilton Princess

Thomas Deinet, Executive Director, Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI)
Elena Nagy, Senior Manager, KPMG Germany
Philipp Herr, Partner, KPMG Germany
Matt Ball, Director, Willis Towers Watson
David Third, Consultant, Willis Towers Watson
Alex Korb, Director, IHS Markit


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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
KEYNOTE: Dan Gardner

Speaker Centre – Harbourview Ballroom, Hamilton Princess

Dan Gardner, Writer, Consultant and Co-author of Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction.


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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
ILS Bermuda Welcome Reception

The Waterfront Courtyard, Hamilton

Sponsored by ILS Bermuda Ltd.


THURSDAY OCTOBER 19, 2017

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7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast

Sponsor Centre - Trudeau, Hamilton Princess


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8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
A Welcome from the Premier

Speaker Centre – Harbourview Ballroom, Hamilton Princess

The Hon. David Burt, JP, MP, Premier of Bermuda
Introduced by Kathleen Faries, Deputy Chair, ILS Bermuda (Head of Bermuda, Tokio Millennium Re)
The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA)


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8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
SHORTS & PANEL: Cyber – The Next Opportunity for ILS?

Speaker Centre – Harbourview Ballroom, Hamilton Princess

Mark Greisiger, President and CEO, NetDiligence
Chris Novak, Director, Verizon Threat Research Advisory Centre
Phil Rosace, Senior Solutions Manager, Cyence
Tom Johansmeyer, Assistant Vice-President, PCS
Rick Welsh, CEO, Sciemus Ltd
Tim Tetlow (Moderator), Reinsurance and Asset Management Executive, Hudson Structured Capital Management (Panel Moderator)
Dan Gardner

All speakers to deliver a 12-minute Bermuda Short, then participate in Q&A Panel on Cyber Trends with Keynote Dan Gardner


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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
PANEL: Spotlight on Investors

Speaker Centre – Harbourview Ballroom, Hamilton Princess

Thomas Deinet (Moderator), Executive Director, Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI)
Jonathan Malawer, Managing Director, K2 Advisors
Eveline Takken-Somers, Investment Director, Credit & Insurance Linked Investments, PGGM


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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
SHORTS & PANEL: Longevity Trends

Speaker Centre – Harbourview Ballroom, Hamilton Princess

Jay Jackson, Managing Member, Abacus Alternative Assets
Luca Tres, Partner, Head of Life, Securis
Sofia Ben El-Attar, Managing Director, Head of LifeRisks Business at RMS
Dirk Lohmann, Chairman & CEO, Secquaero Advisors Ltd.
Yulia Bruskova (Moderator), Head of Actuarial, Risk & Analytics Practice, Deloitte

All speakers to deliver a 12-minute Bermuda Short, then participate in Q&A Panel on Longevity Trends


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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Networking Luncheon

Sponsor Centre - Trudeau, Hamilton Princess

Lunch will be served from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm.


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1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
SHORTS: Emerging Perils

Speaker Centre – Harbourview Ballroom, Hamilton Princess

Doug Fulham, Senior Manager, Life & Health Modelling, AIR Worldwide
Joel Baker, President and CEO, CatIQ & MSA Research
Eduard Held, Head Sales & Products, PERILS AG
Aaron Koch, Director and Consulting Actuary, ILS Group, P&C Division at Milliman, Inc.
Bill Dubinsky, Managing Director, Head of Insurance-Linked Securities at Willis Towers Watson Securities
Norbert Kranz, Managing Partner, inea GmbH
Tore Ellingsen, Managing Partner, inea GmbH


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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SHORTS: Earth, Wind and…Flood

Speaker Centre – Harbourview Ballroom, Hamilton Princess

TBC, Tokio Millennium Re
TBC, Hiscox
Mark Guishard, Director of Corporate and Community Relations at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Chip Cunliffe, Director, Environmental Science Programmes and Education, XL Catlin


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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
PANEL: Flood – Working Together to Close the Gaps & Mitigate the Risk

Speaker Centre – Harbourview Ballroom, Hamilton Princess

Samantha Medlock, Former Senior Advisor for the White House, now North America head of Capital, Science & Policy for Willis Towers Watson
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Global Director, Sustainable Finance Centre, World Resources Institute
Tom Johansmeyer, Assistant Vice-President, PCS

An expert panel discusses the impact of flood events in the United States, with a focus on what lies ahead and who is responsible.  Our panellists will discuss the role of the National Flood Insurance Program, what should be done to mitigate the impact to residents and the economy, where opportunities may exist, whilst targeting the heart of the matter: is climate change a factor?


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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
KEYNOTE: Mike McGavick, CEO, XL Group Ltd.

Speaker Centre – Harbourview Ballroom, Hamilton Princess

Mike McGavick serves as CEO of XL Group ltd, which provides insurance and reinsurance risk solutions globally under the XL Catlin brand. Mike is an active participant in the industry’s trade and representative bodies, including serving as Chairman of the Geneva Association.


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7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
ILS Bermuda Wrap Party

The Loren at Pink Beach

Sponsored by:
Appleby
PCS Verisk


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