Overview

SIFMA’s Insurance- and Risk-Linked Securities (IRLS) Conference brings together thought leaders and subject matter experts for a robust industry discussion on the numerous factors that are reshaping the ILS markets and driving growth.

Register Now for IRLS 2020

On March 1-3, IRLS will explore:

  • January Retro Renewals: After the Dust Settles
  • The Changing Nature of the Investor Base and Strategies in the IRLS Markets
  • Development in the Domiciles
  • The Effects of Mitigation
  • Non-CAT Risk
  • And more! See the program

Over 350 delegates – representing a diverse range of participants from across the insurance-linked market – will gather to discuss recent activity and how it affects the outlook for the year ahead.

Join the conversation using #IRLS2020

IRLS 2020: Attending Firms

    • Aeolus Capital Management
    • AIR Worldwide
    • AlphaCat Managers
    • Alternative Reinsurance Solutions
    • Amundi Pioneer Asset Management
    • Aon Securities
    • Artex Risk Solutions
    • Aspen Re
    • AXA XL
    • Bermuda Monetary Authority
    • BNP Paribas
    • Brit Insurance
    • California Earthquake Authority
    • Citi
    • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
    • Fermat Capital Management
    • GC Securities
    • Goldman Sachs
    • Hannover Re
    • Hiscox ILS
    • HSBC Bank
    • Hudson Structured Capital Management
    • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
    • Kinesis Capital Management
    • Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP
    • LGT ILS Partners
    • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company
    • Munich Reinsurance Company
    • Nephila Capital
    • North Carolina Joint Underwriting Association
    • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
    • PGGM
    • Pillar Capital Management Limited
    • RenaissanceRe
    • RMS
    • S&P Global Ratings
    • Schroder Investment Management
    • SCOR
    • Securis Investment Partners
    • SunTrust Bank
    • Swiss Re
    • Tokio Marine Asset Management
    • Transatlantic Reinsurance Company
    • UnipolRe
    • USAA
    • Ventus Risk Management
    • Willis Towers Watson
    • And more

Insurance-& Risk-Linked Securities Conference

Date

March 01 - March 03, 2020

Location

Miami, FL

Pre-Conference Rates – Until 2/29/20

  • Member $1395
  • Non-Member $1595
  • Regulator $595

Overview

SIFMA’s Insurance- and Risk-Linked Securities (IRLS) Conference brings together thought leaders and subject matter experts for a robust industry discussion on the numerous factors that are reshaping the ILS markets and driving growth.

Register Now for IRLS 2020

On March 1-3, IRLS will explore:

  • January Retro Renewals: After the Dust Settles
  • The Changing Nature of the Investor Base and Strategies in the IRLS Markets
  • Development in the Domiciles
  • The Effects of Mitigation
  • Non-CAT Risk
  • And more! See the program

Over 350 delegates – representing a diverse range of participants from across the insurance-linked market – will gather to discuss recent activity and how it affects the outlook for the year ahead.

Join the conversation using #IRLS2020

IRLS 2020: Attending Firms

    • Aeolus Capital Management
    • AIR Worldwide
    • AlphaCat Managers
    • Alternative Reinsurance Solutions
    • Amundi Pioneer Asset Management
    • Aon Securities
    • Artex Risk Solutions
    • Aspen Re
    • AXA XL
    • Bermuda Monetary Authority
    • BNP Paribas
    • Brit Insurance
    • California Earthquake Authority
    • Citi
    • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
    • Fermat Capital Management
    • GC Securities
    • Goldman Sachs
    • Hannover Re
    • Hiscox ILS
    • HSBC Bank
    • Hudson Structured Capital Management
    • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
    • Kinesis Capital Management
    • Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP
    • LGT ILS Partners
    • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company
    • Munich Reinsurance Company
    • Nephila Capital
    • North Carolina Joint Underwriting Association
    • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
    • PGGM
    • Pillar Capital Management Limited
    • RenaissanceRe
    • RMS
    • S&P Global Ratings
    • Schroder Investment Management
    • SCOR
    • Securis Investment Partners
    • SunTrust Bank
    • Swiss Re
    • Tokio Marine Asset Management
    • Transatlantic Reinsurance Company
    • UnipolRe
    • USAA
    • Ventus Risk Management
    • Willis Towers Watson
    • And more

Program

4:30pm – 7:00pm

Registration Desk Hours

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Networking Reception

7:45am – 1:00pm

Registration Desk Hours & Sponsor Showcase Hours

7:45am – 8:30am

Networking Breakfast

8:30am – 8:40am

Participants

Chris Killian

Speaker

Chris Killian

Managing Director, Securitization and Corporate Credit

SIFMA

Chris Killian’s Biography

8:40am – 8:50am

Participants

William Dubinsky, John Modin

Speakers

William Dubinsky

Managing Director & CEO

Willis Securities, Inc.

William Dubinsky’s Biography

John Modin

Managing Director

Citi

John Modin’s Biography

8:50am – 9:20am

Jeb Hensarling, the former Member of Congress who served three terms as chair of the House Financial Services Committee, will deliver the keynote address at IRLS. He is currently the…

Jeb Hensarling, the former Member of Congress who served three terms as chair of the House Financial Services Committee, will deliver the keynote address at IRLS. He is currently the Executive Vice Chairman of UBS Americas. Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Hensarling completed an eight-term career in the U.S. Congress.

Participants

William Dubinsky, Former Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Moderator

William Dubinsky

Managing Director & CEO

Willis Securities, Inc.

William Dubinsky’s Biography

Speaker

Former Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Executive Vice Chairman

UBS Americas

Former Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s Biography

9:20am – 10:10am

This panel will review the effectiveness of mitigation in various event scenarios.

This panel will review the effectiveness of mitigation in various event scenarios.

Participants

Cory Anger, Gina Schwitzgebel-Hardy, Mark S Talerico, CPA, CFA

Moderator

Cory Anger

Managing Director

GC Securities

Cory Anger’s Biography

Panelists

Mark S Talerico, CPA, CFA

Managing Director

Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC

Mark S Talerico, CPA, CFA’s Biography

10:10am – 10:40am

10:40am – 11:20am

Panelists will explore the dynamics of the most recent retrocession renewal. Discussion topics include: How late was the market this year? How does it compare with last year? Where did…

Panelists will explore the dynamics of the most recent retrocession renewal. Discussion topics include:

  • How late was the market this year? How does it compare with last year?
  • Where did rates finally end up? How did terms and conditions ‎change?
  • What was the impact of trapped capital?
  • Did ILS capacity make it more orderly? Or less?

Participants

John Modin, Paschal Brooks, Craig W. Hupper, Freddie Mead, James Welsby

Moderator

John Modin

Managing Director

Citi

John Modin’s Biography

Panelists

Paschal Brooks

Chief Operating Officer

AlphaCat Capital Inc.

Paschal Brooks’s Biography

Craig W. Hupper

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, TransRe Capital Partners

TransRe

Craig W. Hupper’s Biography

James Welsby

Chief Investment Officer

Lodgepine Capital Management

James Welsby’s Biography

11:20am – 12:00pm

This panel will examine the impacts of climate change on insurance risk modelling.

This panel will examine the impacts of climate change on insurance risk modelling.

Participants

Rishi Naik, Peter S. Dailey, Ph.D., David F. Smith, Peter Sousounis, Ph.D.

Moderator

Rishi Naik

Head of Insurance-Linked Securities Sales and Trading

BNP Paribas

Rishi Naik’s Biography

Panelists

Peter S. Dailey, Ph.D.

Vice President of Model Development

Risk Management Solutions

Peter S. Dailey, Ph.D.’s Biography

David F. Smith

Senior Leader, Global Risk Science & Analytics

CoreLogic

David F. Smith’s Biography

Peter Sousounis, Ph.D.

Vice President and Director of Climate Change Research

AIR Worldwide

Peter Sousounis, Ph.D.’s Biography

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP

Sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP

2:00pm – 5:30pm

Private Meetings and/or Networking Time

5:30pm – 7:00pm

8:00am – 12:00pm

Registration Desk Hours & Sponsor Showcase Hours

8:00am – 8:30am

Networking Breakfast

8:30am – 9:20am

A number of ILS regulatory developments have recently taken place in various jurisdictions. New jurisdictions were set-up or tested. Existing jurisdictions have seen some regulatory developments, led by client demand…

A number of ILS regulatory developments have recently taken place in various jurisdictions. New jurisdictions were set-up or tested. Existing jurisdictions have seen some regulatory developments, led by client demand or regulators further improving their own regimes.

Business development professionals, lawyers from jurisdictions, and other service providers will participate on the panel to provide a view from all angles of the motivations behind the selection of an ILS jurisdiction.

Participants

Quentin Perrot, Benoît Liot, Richard B. Spitzer, Lorenzo Volpi

Moderator

Quentin Perrot

Executive Vice President, International Sales Lead

Willis Re Securities

Quentin Perrot’s Biography

Panelists

Benoît Liot

Retrocession Senior Account Manager

SCOR

Benoît Liot’s Biography

Lorenzo Volpi

Managing Partner, Head of Business Development

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP

Lorenzo Volpi’s Biography

9:20am – 10:00am

This panel will discuss the sector’s ongoing challenges with trapped capital and the latest developments in trapped capital mitigation.

This panel will discuss the sector’s ongoing challenges with trapped capital and the latest developments in trapped capital mitigation.

Participants

Skaaren Cosse, Matthew Ball, Michael Groll, Herbie Lloyd

Moderator

Panelists

Matthew Ball

Senior Director, ILS Consulting Practice

Willis Towers Watson

Matthew Ball’s Biography

Herbie Lloyd

Chief Investment Office, Non-Life

Securis Investment Partners LLP

Herbie Lloyd’s Biography

10:00am – 10:30am

10:30am – 11:10am

This panel will discuss the advancements in and the current state of markets for non-CAT related risk transfer

This panel will discuss the advancements in and the current state of markets for non-CAT related risk transfer

Participants

Michael Popkin, Benjamin Baltesar, Tom Johansmeyer, Joanna Syroka, Edouard von Herberstein

Moderator

Michael Popkin

Managing Director

Aon Securities

Michael Popkin’s Biography

Panelists

Benjamin Baltesar

Vice President, Underwriting

Credit Suisse Asset Management

Benjamin Baltesar’s Biography

Tom Johansmeyer

Assistant Vice President – PCS Strategy and Development

Verisk

Tom Johansmeyer’s Biography

Joanna Syroka

Senior Underwriter and Director of New Markets

Fermat Capital Management, LLC

Joanna Syroka’s Biography

Edouard von Herberstein

Partner and Chief Underwriting Officer

Hudson Structured

Edouard von Herberstein’s Biography

11:10am – 11:50am

The fundamental investment proposition of the Insurance-Linked Securities market has not materially changed over the past two decades as industry participants continue to value the diversification benefits of this asset…

The fundamental investment proposition of the Insurance-Linked Securities market has not materially changed over the past two decades as industry participants continue to value the diversification benefits of this asset class. However, over this period there has been an evolution in investor awareness, attitudes and acceptance for the asset class. Investors now access the markets through a range of different structures with many investors trying to get closer to the risk.

From a range of different experiences and backgrounds across asset owners, fund managers and broker dealers, our panelists will delve into the history of this evolution and the drivers behind it. Views will be exchanged, amongst other topics, on whether continued convergence is the right path for the market whether rising interest rates will have a notable impact and, particularly in a changing climate, whether ILS continues to offer an attractive proposition

Participants

Edward Johnson, Peter DiFiore, Brett Houghton, Judy Klugman, Eveline Takken-Somers

Moderator

Edward Johnson

Director, ILS Sales

Swiss Re

Edward Johnson’s Biography

Panelists

Peter DiFiore

Managing Director

Neuberger Berman

Peter DiFiore’s Biography

Eveline Takken-Somers

Senior Investment Manager

PGGM

Eveline Takken-Somers’s Biography

11:50am – 12:00pm

Participants

Chris Killian

Speaker

Chris Killian

Managing Director, Securitization and Corporate Credit

SIFMA

Chris Killian’s Biography

Venue

Eden Roc

4525 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL 33140

With easy access to Miami and Fort Lauderdale International Airports, Eden Roc Miami provides the ultimate venue for business travelers attending a conference, participating in meetings and networking.

Picture of venue

Hotel Accommodations

Rates will start at $379 per night and are quoted exclusive of applicable room tax, applicable service/hotel-specific fees, resort fees or other miscellaneous taxes.

Rooms are limited and only available on a first-come, first-served basis–they may sell out early! Once the block is sold out, the hotel’s market price applies regardless of the date booking.

Make sure to confirm all cancellation policies and forfeiture of deposits directly with the hotel when booking your reservation.

Media

Media Inquiries
Contact Katrina Cavalli at 212.313.1181

Media Registration
Contact Evan Grogan at 212.313.1134

Policy
View SIFMA’s official press policy.

Media Partnerships
Questions about IRLS 2020 media partnerships? Contact Monica Ilyevsky by Friday, January 3, 2020.

IRLS 2020 Media Partners

Artemis - IRLS Media Partner

IRLS media partner, Bermuda Re:ILS,

IRLS media partner, Reactions Magazine,

Trading Risk - IRLS Media Partner

 

Terms and Conditions

Code of Conduct
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Attendee Roster
For your name to be included in the Attendee Roster, your completed registration form and payment must be received no later than two weeks prior to the event. Registrations received after that time will not be included in the Roster.

Substitutions
Conference registration substitutions are welcome. Email SIFMA Conferences with the following information and we will confirm the change: original registrant’s full name, substitute registrant’s full name, mailing address, title, phone and email.

Cancellations
Refunds will be granted for cancellations made three weeks prior to the start of the event. All cancellation requests are subject to a $100 processing fee and must be made in writing.