Bill leads the Willis Re Securities insurance-linked securities (ILS) effort in cat bonds, sidecars, ILS funds, contingent capital, derivatives, and related solutions. The ILS effort is fully integrated within Willis Re on a global basis to seamlessly connect risk and capital for clients. Since 1997, he has participated in more than 95 deals placing over $14 billion of ILS. Clients include reinsurers, insurers, government entities and corporate clients worldwide. He joined from Swiss Re Capital Markets, where he had lead responsibility for ILS origination and structuring. Previously, he worked at Merrill Lynch focusing on M&A and capital raising for insurers. He also worked with Aon Capital Markets in the early years of the ILS market. Bill earned a B.A. from Harvard College, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management.