Agenda

08:00

Registration and morning coffee

08:40

Opening remarks

Speaker: Christopher Cundy, Managing Editor, InsuranceERM & Insurance Asset Risk

8.45

Welcome

Andy Burrows, CEO, Bermuda Business Development Agency

09:00

Keynote Interview: The global economy and geopolitical risks

  • The new US Model Reinsurance Act
  • Developments on AI/big data regulation
  • Views around the current Congress and next year's election

Interviewer: Christopher Cundy, Managing Editor, InsuranceERM & Insurance Asset Risk


Michael Consedine, Chief Executive Officer. National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)

09:30

Regulatory Panel Discussion: Pressures, opportunities and challenges of an evolving regulatory landscape

  • Trends in new licensing of Bermuda insurers
  • Changes to Bermuda capital regime
  • Updates from other regimes
  • IFRS 17 & US GAAP LDTI implementation


Moderator: Gokul Sudarsana, Director, Deloitte

Craig Swan, Managing Director, Supervision, BMA

Sylvia Oliveira , CEO, Wilton Re Bermuda
John Hele
, President and COO, Resolution Life Group Holdings 

 

10:15

Presentation: Trends in credit and political risk – the insurers perspective

Speaker: Carolyn Thomas, Global Head, Credit & Political Risks, Aspen Insurance

10:45

Morning coffee break and networking

11:15

Presentation: Developing and embedding a risk culture and framework within an organisation

Speakers:

Dean Roberts, Business Development Executive, Aon Benfield

Liz Cunningham, Chief Risk Officer, Nautilus Indemnity Holdings Limited

Steven Britton, Managing Director, Aon

Paolo Fiandesio, Risk Manager, Somerset Reinsurance Limited

 

 

11:55

Panel Discussion: Climate change, cat exposures and the protection gap

  • Success stories for closing protection gaps – and government policy initiatives that have worked
  • How is climate change going to alter cat exposures?
  • Will climate change expand or shrink the protection gap?
  • Opportunities for traditional reinsurance and ILS in managing climate risk

 

Moderator: Stephen Weinstein, Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel, RenaissanceRe and Chair, RenaissanceRe Risk Sciences Foundation
Arié Haziza, Senior Vice President, Head of Catastrophe Risk Analytics, Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd
Helen Wilson, VP Underwriting Operations, QBE Equator Re and QBE Blue Ocean Re

12:35

Lunch break and networking

13:35

Presentation: Leveraging ERM for Capital Efficiency

 

  • Risk and capital management challenges
  • Investor imperatives
  • Risk capacity, appetite and business strategy
  • Integrating ERM with capital management and capital allocation
  • Driving a value-creation culture
  • Financial governance

Leon Bloom, Retired Partner, Deloitte Canada

14:05

Panel Discussion: The evolving ILS market

  • As ILS funds increase their scope, how are the evolving their risk tools?
  • What are the key challenges for ILS funds as they report their risks to investors?
  • As the level of alternative capital provided by ILS funds reduces – what are the implications for the market?
  • Why are some ILS funds putting in capital but others are not? Are they pricing better? How are they using software and other tools to make decisions?
  • The fragmentation in the regulatory framework for ILS providers and traditional players
  • Could there be an emergence of shadow like players in the ILS space?
  • How is the ILS market going to evolve in terms of governance, collateral and investor appetite given the recent challenging market?

Moderator: Edward Mishambi, Senior Vice President, RenaissanceRe

Panellists:

Tom Johansmeyer, Co-Head, PCS, Verisk – insurance solutions
Scott Cobon, Managing Director, Artex Risk Solutions
Ben Adolph
, Managing Partner, Head of Non-Life Portfolio Management,Leadenhall Capital Partners

Steve Britton, Managing Director, Aon

14:45

Panel Discussion: It’s Time to Talk about Tech: using technology in insurance to grow businesses

  • Which tech startups will be the next Uber?
  • Where is the low-hanging fruit for technology to make a big difference to the insurance value chain?
  • What are the opportunities for commercial insurers and reinsurers to make a difference?
  • Recent developments in CasTech and opportunities for the industry
  • Can reinsurers disrupt primary insurers with better technology?
  • Technology risks: cyber, ethics and reputational

Moderator: Nicole Van Allen, Account Executive, Praedicat

Panellists:

Craig Swan, Managing Director, Supervision, BMA
Shannon Totten, Excess Casualty Practice Leader, Sompo International
Jonathan Gale, Chief Executive Bermuda Reinsurance, AXA XL

 

15:35

Afternoon coffee break and networking

16:05

CRO Fireside Chat - top 3 emerging risks

Leading CRO's will discuss their perspective on the top 3 emerging risks

Speaker:

Patrick Tannock, Chief Executive, Bermuda Insuranceand Managing Director, AXA XL, Chairman, ABIC

Andrew Smith, Chief Risk Officer, Qatar Reinsurance Company Limited

16:35

C-Suite Panel Discussion: planning for disruptive scenarios

  • Positioning the investment portfolio: how to cope with a low-for-long interest rates scenario, and the end of the credit cycle
  • Bermuda and the European tax blacklist – will there be lasting implications?
  • Expanding markets: the opportunities and risks in cyber insurance, intangible assets and cannabis businesses
  • The impact of climate risk on re/insurance markets
  • Addressing the talent gap and diversity in the insurance industry
  • Maintaining relevance in a digital society

Moderator: John Huff, CEO, Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers

Janice Weidenborner. Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel,  Third Point Reinsurance

Georgette Barit, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Bermuda, American International Company

Guy Soussan, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

 

 

17:15

Closing remarks, followed by networking drinks reception

Speaker: Christopher Cundy, Managing Editor, InsuranceERM & Insurance Asset Risk