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2019 Bermuda Reinsurance Conference
November 5-6, 2019
The Hamilton Princess Hotel, 76 Pitts Bay Road Hamilton HM, 08, Bermuda
2019 Bermuda Reinsurance Conference
Welcome to S&P Global Ratings' 2019 Bermuda Reinsurance Conference! We are excited to once again deliver the outstanding conference experience you have come to expect from S&P Global Ratings. This premier reinsurance industry event brings together more than 200 reinsurance industry professionals to participate in focused discussions, debate, key insights on industry trends, and valuable networking opportunities.
Top reinsurance leaders from the following companies will be joining us to share their industry insights and perspectives:
Mario BonaccorsoExecutive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, PartnerRe Ltd.
Mr. Bonaccorso is a member of PartnerRe’s Group Executive Committee and is responsible for the Company’s Finance and Support Operations. Full Bio
Mr. Bonaccorso is a member of PartnerRe’s Group Executive Committee and is responsible for the Company’s Finance and Support Operations. Prior to joining PartnerRe, Mr. Bonaccorso served as Managing Director of EXOR for nine years where he was responsible for investments and for the management of EXOR’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining EXOR, Mr. Bonaccorso worked as a Research and Development Telecom Engineer at Qualcomm Inc., as an engagement manager at McKinsey & Co. and as Chief Investment Officer of Jupiter Finance. Born in Italy in 1976, Mr. Bonaccorso has a Master of Science cum laude in Telecommunications Engineering at Politecnico di Torino University and an MBA with honors from INSEAD. Mr. Bonaccorso has served on behalf of EXOR on the board of Directors of Cushman & Wakefield, Banijay Holding and Banca Leonardo and EXOR SA. Minimize
Julia ChuChief Global Ceded Reinsurance Officer, Markel Corporation
Julia Chu (FCAS, MAAA) is the Chief Global Ceded Reinsurance Officer at Markel Corporation.Full Bio
Julia graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with B.S. and University of California, Los Angeles with M.A., both in Pure Mathematics. She has earned the FCAS and MAAA designations.
Prior to joining Markel, Chu served as Managing Director, Strategic Advisory, at reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter. She is an actuary by training, a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and has held positions at Aon Re, Milliman USA, and Farmers Insurance Group.
Julia joined Markel in March of 2018 and serves as the Chief Global Ceded Reinsurance Officer. In this position Julia manages the Ceded Re functions across Markel’s product lines and international insurance operations (71 offices in 21 countries). She works with executive management to strategically deploy ceded reinsurance in support of Markel’s business objectives.
Jay CohenManaging Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research
Jay A. Cohen is a managing director in the Equity Research Department at BofA -Merrill Lynch and covers the property/casualty insurance industry and insurance brokers. He is the Insurance super-sector head for U.S. Equity Research and member of the firms US1 Committee. Full Bio
Jay A. Cohen is a managing director in the Equity Research Department at BofA -Merrill Lynch and covers the property/casualty insurance industry and insurance brokers. He is the Insurance super-sector head for U.S. Equity Research and member of the firms US1 Committee. He has been with Merrill Lynch since August of 1995; prior to joining Merrill, he was an analyst in equity research at Salomon Brothers, joining that firm in the summer of 1990. He also spent two years at Aetna Casualty & Surety as a surety and fidelity bond underwriter. Jay has a B.A. in Economics from Union College (1987) where he graduated magna cum laude and an MBA in Finance and Management from Columbia Business School (1991).
Jay was the top-ranked non-life insurance analyst in the 2018 Institutional Investor All-Star Analyst poll. He has appeared in this poll in each of the past 21 years, ranking in the top three nearly every year. He has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as an All-Star analyst in both stock picking and estimate accuracy and has consistently been ranked among the top property/casualty insurance analysts by Greenwich Associates. He also has been the top-ranked non-life insurance analyst among hedge funds (Alpha Magazine). He has had articles published in National Underwriter, Best's Review, and Global Reinsurance and has appeared on CNN and CNBC. Jay was guest lecturer at the KPMG Global Insurance Institute at Wharton. He is a board member and past president of the Association of Insurance and Financial Analyst as well as the United Way of Scarsdale/Edgemont. He is an award-winning amateur photographer. Jay was born on October 21, 1965. He lives in Westchester County, NY and has two children. Minimize
Brian DuperreaultPresident & Chief Executive Officer, American International Group, Inc. (AIG)
Brian Duperreault is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). Full Bio
Brian Duperreault is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). Prior to assuming this role, he served
as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Insurance Group (Hamilton) from 2013 to 2017. Hamilton is a Bermuda‐based holding company of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance operations in Bermuda, the U.S. and the UK.
Mr. Duperreault served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) from 2008 to 2012. Before joining MMC, he served for two years as non‐executive Chairman of ACE Limited, an insurance and reinsurance company, and as CEO of ACE from 1994 through 2004.
Prior to ACE, Mr. Duperreault held various senior executive positions with AIG and its affiliates from 1973 to 1994.
Mr. Duperreault is a member of the Boards of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), the Geneva Association, Saint Joseph's University and the Partnership for New York City.
He is the former Chairman of the Board of Overseers of the School of Risk Management of St. John’s University, New York and Chairman Emeritus of Blue Marble Microinsurance.
Mr. Duperreault holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from St. Joseph’s University.
Aditya DuttSenior Vice President & Treasurer, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Aditya Dutt oversees Renaissance Underwriting Managers, Ltd. and is a Senior Vice President of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. Full Bio
Aditya Dutt oversees Renaissance Underwriting Managers, Ltd. and is a Senior Vice President of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Dutt manages RenaissanceRe’s third party capital business, including structuring and managing companies and funds such as DaVinci Re, Top Layer Re, Upsilon Fund and Medici Fund. Additionally, Mr. Dutt directs RenaissanceRe’s portfolio of strategic investments and insurance-linked securities. Mr. Dutt also served as Treasurer of the Company from 2017 to 2019.
Prior to joining RenaissanceRe in 2008, Mr. Dutt worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Dartmouth College and currently serves as a Director of Langhorne Holdings LLC, Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd. and Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE: ESNT). Minimize
Elyse Greenspan is a Director and Senior Financial Services Equity Analyst at Wells Fargo covering the Life- and Non-Life Insurance sectors. Full Bio
Elyse Greenspan is a Director and Senior Financial Services Equity Analyst at Wells Fargo covering the Life- and Non-Life Insurance sectors. Elyse was ranked No. 4 (runner-up) in the non-life insurance sector in the Institutional Investor All-America survey in 2019. She was also the top earnings estimator in the insurance sector in the U.S. Thomson Reuters Awards in 2018. Elyse has covered the insurance industry for over 16 years. Prior to her current role, she started following the non-life insurance sector as an associate analyst in 2003 with predecessor firm Wachovia Securities. Elyse is a CFA charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. She is currently president of the Association of Insurance and Financial Analysts (AIFA). She graduated with honors from Cornell University with a BS in finance. Minimize
Roger GrenierSenior Vice President & Lead the Global Resilience Practice, AIR Worldwide
Dr. Roger Grenier is Senior Vice President of AIR’s Global Resilience Practice. Full Bio
Dr. Roger Grenier is Senior Vice President of AIR’s Global Resilience Practice. He is responsible for developing AIR’s public risk strategy and leading risk reduction and resilience initiatives across the globe. Roger has more than 20 years of catastrophe modeling experience leading teams responsible for product strategy and innovation and developing techniques to evaluate non-modeled catastrophe risk. Roger began his career in the engineering consulting field, working on a wide array of models for environmental, flood, and coastal engineering projects. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tufts University, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. Minimize
Daniela JamesDirector, Global P&C Reinsurnace, Liberty Mutual Holding Co. Inc.
Daniela James has been Director of Global P&C Reinsurance at Liberty Mutual since October 2017. Full Bio
Daniela James has been Director of Global P&C Reinsurance at Liberty Mutual since October 2017. In this role, Daniela is responsible for leading their Ceded Re function and executing on Liberty Mutual’s reinsurance strategy. She is based in Boston.
Daniela joined Liberty Mutual in May 2006, progressing through various positions in Reinsurance Accounting, Finance, and Reporting.
Daniela has a BSc in Finance from the University of Massachusetts (2005), and a Master’s in Accounting from Suffolk University, Sawyer Business School (2015); also holds an ARe designation. Minimize
John JenkinsChief Executive Officer, SCOR Americas P&C Reinsurance
33 years of reinsurance experience. Joined SCOR in 2007 as the CUO for US Treaty Full Bio
33 years of reinsurance experience. Joined SCOR in 2007 as the CUO for US Treaty. Named CUO for Americas Treaty in 2016. In 2018 named CEO SCOR US P&C. Prior to SCOR held underwriting positions with Swiss Re, GE Re, CNA Re, HartRe and Kemper Re. Hold a BS in Finance from the University of Utah. Minimize
Anne KellySenior Vice President & Global Head of Ceded Reinsurance, AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd.
Anne Kelly, SVP, AXIS Capital, Global Head of Ceded Reinsurance, effective September 4, 2018. Full Bio
Anne Kelly, SVP, AXIS Capital, Global Head of Ceded Reinsurance, effective September 4, 2018. In this role, Anne is responsible for leading our Ceded Re function across all of AXIS’ insurance product lines. She is based in New York and reports to Ben Rubin.
Anne joined AXIS with 30 years of (re)insurance industry experience. She was previously Second Vice President at Travelers, where she managed all phases of the reinsurance placement process for many of the company’s internal customers. She has also held underwriting roles at Shelby Insurance and Chubb. Minimize
Francois MorinExecutive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, & Treasurer, Arch Capital Group Ltd.
François Morin is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Arch Capital, a position he has held since May 2018. Full Bio
François Morin is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Arch Capital, a position he has held since May 2018. Prior to such position, Mr. Morin served as Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary of Arch Capital, a position he held since May 2015. He joined Arch Capital in October 2011 as Chief Actuary and Deputy Chief Risk Officer. From January 1990 through September 2011, Mr. Morin served in various roles for Towers Watson & Co. and its predecessor firm, Towers Perrin Forster & Crosby, including its actuarial division, Tillinghast. He holds a B.Sc. in Actuarial Science from Université Laval in Canada. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Minimize
Kip ObertingChief Executive Officer, Sirius International Insurance Group Ltd.
Kernan V. (“Kip”) Oberting is President & Chief Executive Officer of Sirius International Insurance Group (“Sirius Group”). Full Bio
Kernan V. (“Kip”) Oberting is President & Chief Executive Officer of Sirius International Insurance Group (“Sirius Group”). Mr. Oberting served as President of Sirius Group since September 2018 and Chief Financial Officer of Sirius Group since April 2016.
Kip has a range of leadership experience in insurance and financial services business. Kip served in strategic and M&A roles at White Mountains Insurance Group from 1995-2004, and 2012-2016; at Montpelier Re as its Chief Financial Officer from 2004-2008; and as founder of Oakum Bay Capital from 2008-2012. Across these roles, Kip has led various operational, strategic and M&A initiatives and has been recognized as an early innovator in the establishment of sidecars and alternative capital vehicles supporting insurance and investment risk.
Prior to entering the insurance business, Kip traded equity derivatives at Credit Suisse First Boston (Japan) and was a financial analyst at Stern Stewart & Co.
Kip received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College.
Rick PagnaniExecutive Vice President & Head of Insurance-Linked Business, PIMCO LLC
Mr. Pagnani is an executive vice president in the New York office and head of PIMCO's insurance-linked business. Full Bio
Mr. Pagnani is an executive vice president in the New York office and head of PIMCO's insurance-linked business. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2018, he was the chief executive officer of Mt. Logan Re, where he launched and grew the third-party ILS investment business for Everest Reinsurance. Previously, he was a partner at TigerRisk Partners, where he focused on production in both the life and P&C markets and new product development. He also served as chief executive officer of Ascendant Reinsurance, a class 3 Bermuda-based reinsurance company focusing on catastrophe derivatives, and was a managing director at Swiss Re New Markets, a division of Swiss Reinsurance Company. He has 30 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree from Hobart College. Minimize
Des Potter is Managing Director at GC Securities Full Bio
Des joined Guy Carpenter in 2011 as a Managing Director and in 2013 was appointed Chief Executive of *MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd, the investment advisory firm through which GC Securities trades in the UK. His responsibilities cover all regulated investment activities with Guy Carpenter’s international and global specialty clients, including risks transferred to the Insurance-Linked Securities (“ILS) market.
Des was an inaugural member of the London Market Group’s ILS task force, which worked with the UK Government to develop the legislative framework for (re)insurance risk transformation vehicles in the UK.
He has extensive knowledge and experience in securities issued by the (re)insurance market, having previously worked at Aon Securities, Benfield Advisory and Barclays Bank. Des is a Member of the Securities Institute (MSI). * GC Securities is the trading name of MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd, which is authorised and regulated as an investment advisory firm by the Financial Conduct Authority Minimize
Chad StogelVice President, Spectrum Asset Management
Chad T. Stogel currently serves as Vice President at Spectrum Asset Management, Inc. Mr. Stogel joined Spectrum in 2011 and is responsible for fundamental coverage of life & retirement, property & casualty insurance and reinsurance companies across North America, Bermuda, Europe and Japan. Full Bio
Chad T. Stogel currently serves as Vice President at Spectrum Asset Management, Inc. Mr. Stogel joined Spectrum in 2011 and is responsible for fundamental coverage of life & retirement, property & casualty insurance and reinsurance companies across North America, Bermuda, Europe and Japan. Mr. Stogel is also responsible for public utilities. Prior to joining Spectrum, Mr. Stogel was an equity trader from 2008-2011.
Mr. Stogel holds an MBA with distinction from the NYU Stern School of Business, specializing in Finance, Economics and Management, and a BS in Finance from the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University. He is actively involved with the Alan T. Brown Foundation (ATBF), dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis, and received the ATBF’s 2018 Young Leader Award. Mr. Stogel resides in New York, NY with his wife and newborn.
Spectrum Asset Management, Inc., based in Stamford, CT, is one of the largest specialized managers of USD preferred and capital securities in the United States, with approximately US$20 billion in assets under management. Spectrum was founded in 1987 and acquired by Principal Global Investors (a member of the Principal Financial Group®) in 2001. Minimize
Peter VogtChief Financial Officer, AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd.
Peter Vogt was appointed Chief Financial Officer of AXIS Capital in January 2018. Full Bio
Peter Vogt was appointed Chief Financial Officer of AXIS Capital in January 2018. He previously served as the Company's Deputy CFO and was also Chief Operating Officer of AXIS Insurance from 2013 to June 2017. Mr. Vogt joined AXIS in 2010 as CFO and COO of the Company's Accident & Health business unit. Prior to AXIS, Mr. Vogt served as CFO of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. He also held the CFO role at CIGNA's Group Insurance business. Mr. Vogt started his career at Hartford Life Insurance Company where, for nearly 14 years, he held a series of actuarial roles and eventually led sales, marketing and product development for its corporate retirement business. Mr. Vogt holds a BBA in Actuarial Science from Temple University and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Minimize
Brian YoungPresident & Chief Executive Officer, Odyssey Group Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Young’s tenure at Odyssey Group Holdings, Inc. spans 23 years during which time he has held several senior underwriting and management roles including the oversight of Odyssey’s Canadian, Latin American, London and Lloyd's operations. Full Bio
Mr. Young’s tenure at Odyssey Group Holdings, Inc. spans 23 years during which time he has held several senior underwriting and management roles including the oversight of Odyssey’s Canadian, Latin American, London and Lloyd's operations. In 2008 Mr. Young assumed leadership of the Company’s Global Insurance operations and in 2009 he became Chief Operating Officer responsible for all reinsurance and insurance underwriting operations worldwide. Mr. Young was appointed President and CEO of Odyssey Group on April 1, 2011.
Prior to joining Odyssey Group, Mr. Young spent eight years at Transatlantic Reinsurance in both New York and London working in the actuarial and treaty underwriting departments. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Stony Brook University.
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