Overview

Insurance-& Risk-Linked Securities Conference

Date

February 27 - March 01, 2019

Location

Miami Beach, FL

Overview

Over 350 delegates, representing a diverse range of participants from across the insurance-linked market, will gather at the 2019 IRLS Conference in Miami to discuss the activity in 2018 and how it will affect the outlook for the year ahead.

Join SIFMA’s Insurance- and Risk-Linked Securities Conference for a robust industry discussion on February 27-March 1, exploring the numerous factors reshaping the ILS markets and driving further growth.

IRLS: Companies in Attendance

    • Aeolus Capital Management
    • AIR Worldwide
    • AlphaCat Managers
    • A.M. Best
    • Amundi Pioneer Asset Management
    • Aon Securities
    • Apex Insurance Fund Services
    • AXA Investment Managers
    • AXIS Reinsurance Company
    • Bermuda Monetary Authority
    • BlackRock Investment Management
    • BlueMountain Capital Management
    • BNP Paribas
    • California Earthquake Authority
    • Citigroup
    • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
    • Elementum Advisors
    • Fermat Capital Management
    • Fidelis Insurance Bermuda Limited
    • GC Securities
    • Hannover Re
    • Hiscox ILS
    • HSBC Bank
    • Hudson Structured Capital Management
    • K2 Advisors
    • Kinesis Capital Management
    • Leadenhall Capital Partners
    • LGT ILS Partners
    • Mt. Logan Re
    • Nephila Capital
    • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
    • OppenheimerFunds
    • Pillar Capital Management Limited
    • PIMCO
    • RenaissanceRe
    • RMS
    • S&P Global Ratings
    • Schroder Investment Management
    • SCOR Investment Partners
    • Schroder Investment Management
    • Secquaero Advisors
    • Securis Investment Partners
    • Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management
    • SunTrust Bank
    • Swiss Re
    • The World Bank
    • Transatlantic Reinsurance Company
    • USAA
    • Willis Towers Watson
    • And more

Program

4:30pm – 7:00pm

Registration Desk Hours

5:30pm – 7:00pm

7:45am – 1:10pm

Registration Desk Hours
Sponsor Showcase Hours

7:45am – 8:30am

Sponsored by BNY Mellon / Dreyfus 

Sponsored by BNY Mellon / Dreyfus 

8:30am – 8:40am

Participants

Christopher B. Killian

Speaker

Christopher B. Killian

Managing Director, Securitization and Corporate Credit

SIFMA

Christopher B. Killian’s Biography

8:40am – 8:50am

Participants

Paul Schultz

Speaker

Paul Schultz

Chief Executive Officer

Aon Securities Inc.

Paul Schultz’s Biography

8:50am – 9:20am

Participants

Paul Schultz, Brian Duperreault

Moderator

Paul Schultz

Chief Executive Officer

Aon Securities Inc.

Paul Schultz’s Biography

Speaker

Brian Duperreault

President and Chief Executive Officer

AIG

Brian Duperreault’s Biography

9:20am – 10:10am

The cumulative impact of global 2017 and 2018 natural catastrophe events was manifest in November and December 2018. Particularly stressed were the collateralized reinsurance and ILS markets for a myriad…

The cumulative impact of global 2017 and 2018 natural catastrophe events was manifest in November and December 2018. Particularly stressed were the collateralized reinsurance and ILS markets for a myriad of reasons.  This panel will discuss the lessons learned, evolution of strategies implemented, and anticipated implications for both the reinsurance and ILS markets.

Participants

Rhodri J. Lane, Brett Houghton, Dirk Lohmann, Chin Liu

Moderator

Rhodri J. Lane

Head of International Capital Markets

Aon Securities Inc.

Rhodri J. Lane’s Biography

Panelists

Brett Houghton

Managing Principal, Management

Fermat Capital Management, LLC

Brett Houghton’s Biography

Dirk Lohmann

Chief Executive Officer

Secquaero Advisors AG

Dirk Lohmann’s Biography

Chin Liu

Managing Director, Director of Insurance-Linked Securities and Quantitative Research

Amundi Pioneer

Chin Liu’s Biography

10:10am – 10:40am

10:40am – 11:30am

Sponsors of sidecars, collateralized reinsurance, and catastrophe bonds will discuss the role of ILS in their programs through differing market conditions, as well as the pros and cons of using…

Sponsors of sidecars, collateralized reinsurance, and catastrophe bonds will discuss the role of ILS in their programs through differing market conditions, as well as the pros and cons of using alternative capital.

Participants

Cory Anger, Jon Ritchie, Timothy Shelley, Lixin Zeng

Moderator

Cory Anger

Managing Director

GC Securities

Cory Anger’s Biography

Panelists

Jon Ritchie

Executive Vice President & Senior Operations Officer

American Integrity Insurance Group

Jon Ritchie’s Biography

Timothy Shelley

Head of Strategy

Ariel Re

Timothy Shelley’s Biography

Lixin Zeng

Chief Executive Officer

AlphaCat Managers Ltd.

Lixin Zeng’s Biography

11:30am – 12:20pm

The 2017/18 wildfire seasons have elevated what was once considered a secondary risk peril to a primary loss driver. This panel will examine wildfire modelling performance and its impact on…

The 2017/18 wildfire seasons have elevated what was once considered a secondary risk peril to a primary loss driver. This panel will examine wildfire modelling performance and its impact on trading and risk management on the ILS market.

Participants

Rishi Naik, Chris Folkman, Brent Poliquin, Raphael Rayees, Sung Yim

Moderator

Rishi Naik

Head of Insurance-Linked Securities Sales and Trading

BNP Paribas

Rishi Naik’s Biography

Panelists

Chris Folkman

Senior Director of Product Management

RMS

Chris Folkman’s Biography

Brent Poliquin

Vice President, Strategy

AIR Worldwide

Brent Poliquin’s Biography

Raphael Rayees

Head of Traded ILS

Securis Investment Partners

Raphael Rayees’s Biography

Sung Yim

Senior Vice President

GC Securities

Sung Yim’s Biography

12:20pm – 1:10pm

This panel will explore the increasing importance of runoff and closed block transactions and how they are creating new opportunities for capital providers to enter the insurance related markets.

This panel will explore the increasing importance of runoff and closed block transactions and how they are creating new opportunities for capital providers to enter the insurance related markets.

Participants

Paul Puleo, David Alberts, William O’Farrell, Luca Tres

Moderator

Paul Puleo

Chairman of Insurance Investment Banking

Deutsche Bank

Paul Puleo’s Biography

Panelists

David Alberts

Co-Head of Insurance

Mayer Brown LLP

David Alberts’s Biography

William O’Farrell

Chief Executive Officer

Premia Holdings, Ltd.

William O’Farrell’s Biography

1:10pm – 2:30pm

Sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP 

Sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP 

2:30pm – 5:30pm

Free Time for Business Meetings & Networking

5:30pm – 7:00pm

8:00am – 12:30pm

Registration Desk Hours
Sponsor Showcase Hours

8:00am – 8:30am

8:30am – 9:20am

Sponsors and institutional investors continue to push the boundaries of the ILS market by considering risks beyond the prominent property and major cat exposures. In 2018, we have seen innovative…

Sponsors and institutional investors continue to push the boundaries of the ILS market by considering risks beyond the prominent property and major cat exposures. In 2018, we have seen innovative transactions, such as NFIP’s FloodSmart Re and two wildfire bonds covering liability risk. In this panel, we will discuss how ILS participants can continue to bring new risks (such as cyber, terrorism, marine & energy and other risks) and sponsors to market (such as corporates and governments). We will approach the topic from a variety of viewpoints (sponsor, investor, structurer and modeling firm) on how this expansion can be achieved. Discussion topics will include amongst other items:

  • What new risks are investors and sponsors focusing on?
  • Which new risks are viable for the ILS market?
  • What are some of the key the issues or hurdles to overcome that are associated with such new risks
  • What are the best sponsors for the risks (insurance companies, corporates, governments)?

Participants

Philippe Kremer, Michael Bennett, Brent Poliquin, Marc Guy Victor Sordoni, Edouard von Herberstein

Moderator

Philippe Kremer

Deputy Head, ILS Structuring Americas and Director, Insurance-Linked Securities

Swiss Re Capital Markets Corporation

Philippe Kremer’s Biography

Panelists

Michael Bennett

Head of Derivatives & Structured Finance Capital Markets Department

The World Bank

Michael Bennett’s Biography

Brent Poliquin

Vice President, Strategy

AIR Worldwide

Brent Poliquin’s Biography

Marc Guy Victor Sordoni

Chief Executive Officer

UnipolRe

Marc Guy Victor Sordoni’s Biography

Edouard von Herberstein

Partner and Chief Underwriting Officer

Hudson Structured

Edouard von Herberstein’s Biography

9:20am – 10:10am

Historically, ILS secondary trading only involved underwritten cat bonds for natural catastrophe and major nat cat perils. Over time, the scope of perils and instruments traded has broadened considerably. This…

Historically, ILS secondary trading only involved underwritten cat bonds for natural catastrophe and major nat cat perils. Over time, the scope of perils and instruments traded has broadened considerably. This panel will look at both the current developments in the most liquid secondary markets around transparency and valuation as well as touch on the broader market for traded ILS, including sidecars, agency-placed ILS, and ILS for perils beyond nat cat.

Participants

Howard Bruch, Steve Emmerson, Niklaus Hilti, Aaron C. Koch, Dan Madison

Moderator

Howard Bruch

Managing Director, Head of Sales & Trading

Willis Towers Watson Securities

Howard Bruch’s Biography

Panelists

Steve Emmerson

Head of ILS & Insurance

Tullett Prebon Group Ltd

Steve Emmerson’s Biography

Niklaus Hilti

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer

Credit Suisse

Niklaus Hilti’s Biography

Aaron C. Koch

Principal and Consulting Actuary, Insurance-Linked Securities Group

Milliman

Aaron C. Koch’s Biography

Dan Madison

Managing Director

Royal Bank of Canada

Dan Madison’s Biography

10:10am – 10:40am

Sponsored by Neuberger Berman 

Sponsored by Neuberger Berman 

10:40am – 11:30am

This panel will examine the landscape of sidecar strategies in today’s market and consider the impacts of the 2017 and 2018 loss events. Panelists will provide inside perspectives on the…

This panel will examine the landscape of sidecar strategies in today’s market and consider the impacts of the 2017 and 2018 loss events. Panelists will provide inside perspectives on the priorities and challenges for sponsors and investors, with particular focus on quota share and market-facing structures, key lines of business, performance targets and modeling and reporting requirements. Panelists will also discuss how the evolving investor base will continue to influence the sidecar of the future.

Participants

Ali Al-Ali, Arno Gartzke, Dr. Marcel Grandi, Chris Parry

Moderator

Ali Al-Ali

Managing Director

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Ali Al-Ali’s Biography

Panelists

Arno Gartzke

Vice President, Director of Strategic Development and Global Reinsurance

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Arno Gartzke’s Biography

Chris Parry

Managing Director

RenaissanceRe

Chris Parry’s Biography

11:30am – 12:20pm

This panel will address reinsurers acquiring IRLS asset managers, reinsurance mergers, financing trends, rating agency considerations and sponsor participation.

This panel will address reinsurers acquiring IRLS asset managers, reinsurance mergers, financing trends, rating agency considerations and sponsor participation.

Participants

John Modin, Gautam Chawla, Aditya Dutt, Stephen G. Rooney

Moderator

John Modin

Managing Director

Citi

John Modin’s Biography

Panelists

Gautam Chawla

Co-Head, North America Financial Institutions & Co-Head, Global Insurance

Citi

Gautam Chawla’s Biography

12:20pm – 12:30pm

Participants

Christopher B. Killian

Speaker

Christopher B. Killian

Managing Director, Securitization and Corporate Credit

SIFMA

Christopher B. Killian’s Biography

12:30pm – 12:30pm

Conference Concludes

Venue

Eden Roc

4525 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, 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

SIFMA has reserved a block of rooms at The Eden Roc Miami Beach, including rooms in the Nobu Tower. Both room categories are part of the Eden Roc Miami Beach where IRLS 2019 will take place – please make your selection and book your accommodations using one of the links below.

Rates will start at $379 per night for a Junior Suite at the Eden Roc or a Guestroom at the Nobu, and are quoted exclusive of applicable room tax (currently 14%), applicable service and hotel-specific fees, or other miscellaneous taxes.

Please note that the group rates expired on Friday, February 15. After the block is sold out, the hotel’s market price applies, regardless of the date when booking.

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

Media Partners

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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
Custom media partnership opportunities are available for almost every objective and budget, with benefits including complimentary event passes. Contact Monica Ilyevsky at 212.313.1263 by Friday, December 14, 2018.

Terms and Conditions

Code of Conduct
SIFMA meetings and events are intended to educate and engage our members and industry participants in thoughtful conversations. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. SIFMA defines inappropriate behavior as any possible illegal conduct, verbal or physical abuse of any type, use of derogatory or discriminatory language, gestures or actions, unwanted invasions of privacy, any form of harassment, racism, sexism, or any other targeted comments which are intended to cause personal offense to another participant either in-person at the event or through social media channels, or the violation of any local, state, or federal laws or regulations.

If you are involved in or witness an incident at a SIFMA meeting or event that violates this Code of Conduct, please use this anonymous incident report form to let SIFMA know immediately. Please provide as much information as possible about the incident so that we can make a proper investigation. Any violations of law should be reported to law enforcement authorities.

SIFMA will investigate any reported incidents swiftly and confidentially if possible. SIFMA, at our discretion, may act on any reports of inappropriate behavior, including but not limited to removing a participant from the meeting or event and/or bar that person from attending future SIFMA meetings or events. SIFMA shall not refund any money paid for such attendee to attend the meeting or event, or for any travel expenses incurred to attend.

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 [email protected] 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.