Overview

SIFMA’s Insurance- and Risk-Linked Securities (IRLS) Conference brought together thought leaders and subject matter experts on Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21, for a robust industry discussion on the numerous factors that are reshaping the ILS markets and driving growth as well as a focus on sustainable infrastructure, technology, and climate.

Program topics included:

    • The Role of Individuals as ILS End Investors
    • The Future of ESG in the ILS Market
    • Secondary Flows Glow on COVID Low
    • New Capital Formation
    • Libor Transition

Watch On Demand

This virtual event was available to view on demand through May 23, 2021.

Questions? Contact SIFMA Conferences Department.

Insurance-& Risk-Linked Securities Conference

Overview

SIFMA’s Insurance- and Risk-Linked Securities (IRLS) Conference brought together thought leaders and subject matter experts on Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21, for a robust industry discussion on the numerous factors that are reshaping the ILS markets and driving growth as well as a focus on sustainable infrastructure, technology, and climate.

Program topics included:

    • The Role of Individuals as ILS End Investors
    • The Future of ESG in the ILS Market
    • Secondary Flows Glow on COVID Low
    • New Capital Formation
    • Libor Transition

Watch On Demand

This virtual event was available to view on demand through May 23, 2021.

Questions? Contact SIFMA Conferences Department.

Program

10:00am – 10:05am

Participants

Chris Killian

Speaker

Chris Killian

Managing Director, Securitization and Corporate Credit

SIFMA

Chris Killian’s Biography

10:05am – 10:35am

Greg Hendrick is Chief Executive of Vantage Group, a Bermuda registered company that provides specialty re/insurance through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Previously, he served as Chief Executive of AXA XL,…

Greg Hendrick is Chief Executive of Vantage Group, a Bermuda registered company that provides specialty re/insurance through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Previously, he served as Chief Executive of AXA XL, the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA. He’s also held a number of senior positions in the reinsurance industry.

Participants

Paul Schultz, Greg Hendrick

Moderator

Paul Schultz

Chief Executive Officer

Aon Securities Inc.

Paul Schultz’s Biography

Speaker

Greg Hendrick

Chief Executive Officer

Vantage Group

Greg Hendrick’s Biography

10:45am – 11:25am

The IRLS market saw a record level of issuance in 2020 and a number of ceding companies took advantage of 144A risk transfer products for the very first time. This…

The IRLS market saw a record level of issuance in 2020 and a number of ceding companies took advantage of 144A risk transfer products for the very first time. This panel brings together decision makers from several of the new sponsors to discuss their rationale in accessing the cat bond market at this time, their perspective on the coverage and pricing achieved, as well as their experience in structuring and marketing a transaction in the middle of the COVID pandemic. The panel will highlight indemnity versus index based issuance activity. The panel will also compare and contrast the regulatory process in the various jurisdictions where the Issuer SPVs were domiciled.

Participants

Cory Anger, Hanni Ali, Jon Sullivan, Philip Vandoninck

Moderator

Cory Anger

Managing Director

GC Securities

Cory Anger’s Biography

Panelists

Hanni Ali

SVP, Strategic Partnerships

Hamilton Group

Hanni Ali’s Biography

Jon Sullivan

Group Deputy CUO

Brit Global Specialty

Jon Sullivan’s Biography

Philip Vandoninck

Socium CEO

Fidelis Insurance

Philip Vandoninck’s Biography

11:35am – 12:15pm

A review of the current status of ESG considerations in the ILS market for sponsors and investors, and a discussion of the potential paths forward and hurdles to embracing ESG…

A review of the current status of ESG considerations in the ILS market for sponsors and investors, and a discussion of the potential paths forward and hurdles to embracing ESG investing.

Participants

Andy Palmer, François Divet, PhD, IA, CFA, Joseph H. Morgart, Maria Rapin, Reto Schnarwiler

Moderator

Andy Palmer

Director, Deputy Head of ILS Structuring

Swiss Re Capital Markets Limited

Andy Palmer’s Biography

Panelists

François Divet, PhD, IA, CFA

Head of Insurance Linked Securities, Structured Finance

AXA IM Alts

François Divet, PhD, IA, CFA’s Biography

Joseph H. Morgart

Vice President and Client Portfolio Manager

Amundi US

Joseph H. Morgart’s Biography

Reto Schnarwiler

Head Group Sustainability

Swiss Re

Reto Schnarwiler’s Biography

10:30am – 10:45am

Latest LIBOR Updates – Cessation Announcements Legacy LIBOR Floating Rate Notes – What will happen to them? New York LIBOR Legislation – How it affects LIBOR contracts The ARRC Recommended…

Latest LIBOR Updates – Cessation Announcements

Legacy LIBOR Floating Rate Notes – What will happen to them?

New York LIBOR Legislation – How it affects LIBOR contracts

The ARRC Recommended Fallbacks to SOFR

SOFR – the ARRC Variations

Participants

Bradley W. Berman

Speaker

10:50am – 11:30am

Not all ILS money comes from institutional investors such as pensions, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, and life insurers. Individuals play a role as end investors too. What are their unique…

Not all ILS money comes from institutional investors such as pensions, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, and life insurers. Individuals play a role as end investors too. What are their unique needs and how do those complement and/or conflict with the needs of institutional investors? How can we further develop their participation in ILS in a mutually beneficial way?

Participants

William Dubinsky, Daniel Ineichen, Brian Kelliher, Chin Liu, Larry Swedroe

Moderator

William Dubinsky

Managing Director & CEO

Willis Securities, Inc.

William Dubinsky’s Biography

Panelists

Daniel Ineichen

Head of ILS Fund Management

Schroder Secquaero

Daniel Ineichen’s Biography

Brian Kelliher

Partner, Asset Management and Investment Funds

Dillon Eustace

Brian Kelliher’s Biography

Chin Liu

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Director of Insurance-Linked Securities, and Director of Fixed Income Solutions and Responsible Investment Research

Amundi US

Chin Liu’s Biography

Larry Swedroe

Chief Research Officer

Buckingham Wealth Partners

Larry Swedroe’s Biography

11:40am – 12:20pm

An insight on how the ILS market traded its way through a pandemic.

An insight on how the ILS market traded its way through a pandemic.

Participants

Rishi Naik, Steve Emmerson, Liran Nehushtan, Sung Yim, Len Zaccagnino

Moderator

Rishi Naik

Head of Insurance-Linked Securities Sales and Trading

BNP Paribas

Rishi Naik’s Biography

Panelists

Steve Emmerson

Head of ILS & Insurance

Tullett Prebon Group Ltd

Steve Emmerson’s Biography

Liran Nehushtan

Managing Director

Aon Securities

Liran Nehushtan’s Biography

Sung Yim

Senior Vice President

GC Securities

Sung Yim’s Biography

Len Zaccagnino

Vice President, Insurance-Linked Securities

Swiss Re

Len Zaccagnino’s Biography

Venue

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