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Keynote Speakers

ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Keynote Speaker: Paul Jardine

Paul Jardine

Deputy Chairman of Lloyd's and Representative of Catlin Syndicate Limited (External member)

Paul Jardine, a qualified Actuary, is Deputy Chairman of Catlin Underwriting Agencies Limited and Chief Operating Officer of Catlin Group […]

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ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Keynote Speaker: Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl

Best Selling Author, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

An internationally recognised creative strategist and a #1 best selling business author.  Drawing from his history as both an entrepreneur and […]

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Industry Panel 1

'Beyond US property cat - the broadening mandate of insurance linked funds'

The finite supply of peak zone reinsurance risk has become the most serious challenge for successful insurance linked funds. Veteran market commentator, Steve Evans, will talk to a diverse panel about how their firms are innovating to find new risks to bring to the market. Strategies include emerging market cat bonds, corporate cat bonds, life reinsurance and debt.

ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett

Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance, Capital Markets Department, World Bank, Washington DC
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: John Butler

John Butler

Partner, Head of Sourcing, ILS Portfolio Manager, Twelve Capital
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Steve Evans

Steve Evans

PANEL MODERATOR Owner and Editor, Artemis.bm
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Lorenzo Volpi

Lorenzo Volpi

Head of Business Development, Leadenhall Capital Partners
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Cory Anger

Cory Anger

Managing Director, GC Securities

Industry Panel 2

'How will the reinsurance industry be capitalized in five years' time?'

Over the last few years, a variety of new capital structures have significantly changed the dynamics of the reinsurance industry. With no sign that the rate of change is slowing, this panel will ask - where are we heading? Paul Schultz, the President of Aon Benfield Securities, will moderate a panel of senior executives representing the range of structures that are used today.

ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Anthony Rettino

Anthony Rettino

Founding Principal and Portfolio Manager, Elementum
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Lixin Zeng

Lixin Zeng

CEO, Alphacat Managers Ltd.
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Paul Schultz

Paul Schultz

PANEL MODERATOR CEO, Aon Benfield Securities
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Marc Grandisson

Marc Grandisson

CEO Reinsurance, Arch Capital Group
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Costas Miranthis

Costas Miranthis

President & CEO, Partner Re Ltd.

Industry Panel 3

'Relative value – how do opportunities in reinsurance funds compare to other asset classes?'

The drop in returns has been the this industry's big story of the last 12 months. But strange things are going on in other parts of the financial system. Mike Millette is the Global Head of Structured Finance at Goldman Sachs which gives him a unique perspective on how ILS compares to other asset classes. He will lead a panel of industry outsiders to understand how investors interpret what is going on in our market.

ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Jonathan Malawer

Jonathan Malawer

Managing Director, K2 Advisors
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Todor Todorov

Todor Todorov

Investment Consultant, Hedge Funds Research, Towers Watson
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Michael Millette

Michael Millette

PANEL MODERATOR Partner & Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: John Brynjolfsson

John Brynjolfsson

Founder & CIO, Armored Wolf
ILS Bermuda - Convergence 2014 - Panel Speaker: Jay Cohen

Jay Cohen

Managing Director, Merrill Lynch

SCHEDULE

Find the full Convergence 2014 event schedule below.

WEDNESDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 2014

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2:30 - 3:00 PM
Welcome & Coffee

Pier 6 - Structure: Refreshments will be served as attendees gather for afternoon sessions.


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3:00 - 4:15 PM
Industry Panel 1

PIER 6 - Structure: The first of three education sessions addressing issues of key interest in the ILS market.

More information on panel title and speakers to follow shortly.


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4:30 - 5:15 PM
Keynote Speaker TBC

PIER 6 - Structure: The first of two keynote addresses, this industry speaker will give their own view and opinions of the global ILS market.

More information on keynote speaker announcements to follow.


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5:30 - 6:30 PM
Champagne Reception

Pier 6 - Building: Hosted by the ILS Bermuda Gold Sponsors, the champagne reception welcomes all ILS attendees to Convergence 2014.


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

PIER 6 - Full Facility: Hosted by the Bermuda Development Agency (BDA) - A casual setting for attendees and guests to network and mingle.


With full bar service and heavy hors d’oeuvres served throughout the evening.

THURSDAY 13 NOVEMBER, 2014

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8:00 - 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

PIER 6 - Building: A light breakfast for attendees


Includes coffee, hot drinks, pastries, fresh fruit and energy bars.

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8:30 - 8:45 AM
Welcome & Introductions

PIER 6 - Structure: Official welcome

The Honourable Michael Dunkley, JP MP, Premier of Bermuda and the ILS Bermuda Committee.


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8:45 - 10:00 AM
Industry Panel 2

PIER 6 - Structure: The second of three education sessions addressing issues of key interest in the ILS market.

More information on panel title and speakers to follow shortly.


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10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Networking & Scheduled Meetings

PIER 6 - Full Facility: Attendees with scheduled appointments are encouraged to meet one another in the space for individual or group discussions.


Casual seating is available throughout the facility with refreshments served at all times during the day. ILS Bermuda Gold sponsors have the additional benefit of private meeting pods for scheduled appointments and closed discussions.

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12:00 - 1:30 PM
Bento Lunches

An attractive presentation of lunchtime options for attendees who require lunch ‘on-the-go’ in between scheduled meetings.


This up-market bento box gives attendees several options for hot and cold meal options that they can eat in private, during scheduled appointments with other attendees or take off-site for private meetings.

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1:45 - 3:00 PM
Industry Panel 3

PIER 6 - Structure: The last of three education sessions addressing issues of key interest in the ILS market.

More information on panel title and speakers to follow shortly.


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3:00 - 4:00 PM
Keynote Speaker TBC

PIER 6 - Structure: This keynote speaker and celebrated name will offer their own unique perspective and dimension on industry, as an exciting finale to the Convergence 2014 event.

More information on keynote speaker announcements to follow.


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4:00 - 6:00 PM
Networking & Cocktails

PIER 6 - Full Facility: A full bar reception


Following the Keynote Speaker address, a full bar reception provides a platform for networking to continue in the lead up to the Rugby event. An auction will be hosted to celebrate the launch of the ILS Bermuda Educational Fund. More information to follow.

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

Bermuda National Stadium


Guests will be shuttled by charter from the PIER 6 venue for an exciting evening of rugby. This concludes Convergence 2014.

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