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Full agenda announced for ILS Asia 2018 conference


We’re delighted to announce the full agenda for the upcoming third instalment of our annual insurance-linked securities (ILS) conference in Asia, ILS Asia 2018, today. With tickets selling fast make sure you register soon to guarantee your place at the event.

There is just one month to go until the day of the conference, with ILS Asia 2018 being held on July 12th in the heart of Singapore.

Our ILS Asia 2018 conference features a mixture of keynote speeches and panel discussions, with a focus on furthering the understanding of ILS in the region. This year we aim to provide deeper insights from the experienced speakers, across a range of targeted topics.

Event details:

Date: Thursday, July 12th 2018.
Time: 08:00 – 19:00 (including networking drinks reception).
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, central Singapore.


08:00 – 08:55 Registration and Coffee
Register and receive your schedule for the day. Grab a coffee and pastry and mingle with our ILS and re/insurance market delegates and sponsors.
08:55 – 09:00 Welcome Address
A brief welcome address from Artemis Editor-in-chief Steve Evans.
09:00 – 09:10 Opening statement – The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
Jacqueline Loh, Deputy Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, will open the event with a statement.
09:10 – 09:50 ILS Market Update –
Lorenzo Volpi, Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP
  • Update on ILS activity
  • How is ILS growing in the Asia region?
  • ILS investor trends in Asia
09:50 – 10:30 Risk models & their importance to ILS –
Jinal Shah, RMS
  • How risk models helped ILS players through 2017 catastrophes
  • How sophisticated software helps in ILS decision-making
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee & Networking
A chance to discuss the mornings talks with attendees and sponsors.
11:00 – 11:50 Panel 1 – Protection gap & capital markets opportunities
Low insurance penetration could perhaps be assisted by efficient capacity. So what is the role for ILS here?

Led by: Chris Caponigro, Head of Business Development, Mt. Logan Re Ltd.

Joined by: Brendan Plessis, EVP – Head of Emerging Markets, XL Catlin; Mansi Kalra, Programme Manager, NatCatDAX; Yen Chin, Director, Business Development, AIR Worldwide.

11:50 – 12:40 Panel 2 – Collateralized, rated & ILS structural trends
Differing structures allow investors to access risk in different ways. Here from our panel as they discuss some of the pro’s and con’s.

Led by: Cory Anger, Global Head of ILS Origination & Structuring, GC Securities

Joined by: Michael Stahel, Partner/Portfolio Manager, LGT ILS Partners Ltd.; Steve Britton, MD, Global ILS Management, Aon Risk Solutions; Stefan Kräuchi, Founder, ILS Advisers.

12:40- 14:00 Lunch & Networking
Enjoy a delicious lunch, with time to network and catch up on your emails.
14:00 – 14:50 Panel 3 – Singapore as an ILS domicile
Hear from distinguished guests who will discuss what Singapore has to offer to the ILS community.

Led by: Jon Paradine, Chief Executive, RenaissanceRe (Singapore Branch)

Joined by: Benjamin Yeo, Managing Director, Financial Institutions, DBS Bank; Stephanie Magnus, Principal, Baker & McKenzie, Wong & Leow LLC.

14:50 – 15:40 Panel 4 – Matching risk & capital efficiently
How the market is making the matching of risk & capital ever more efficient, including discussions of the value-chain and technology.

Led by: Steve Emmerson, Head of ILS & Insurance Desk, Tullett Prebon

Joined by: Lawrence Cheng, Managing Director, Underwriting, Peak Re; Chi Hum, Global Head of Distribution, GC Securities; Rajiv Punja, Independent.

15:40- 16:10 Coffee & Networking
A chance to further discuss the sessions with attendees and sponsors.
16:10 – 16:50 Hedging for ILS 101, important considerations –
Lixin Zeng, AlphaCat Managers
  • Why hedging is important
  • What hedging options are available
  • The role of hedging in managing performance
16:50 – 17:30 Future of ILS in Asia
Paul Schultz, Aon Securities
  • Where next for ILS in general?
  • Where next for ILS in Asia?
  • The future role of the capital markets in risk transfer?
17:30 – 17:35 Closing Remarks
A brief closing remark from the Chair.
17:35 – 19:00 Cocktail Reception & Networking
A chance to discuss the day and enjoy a cocktail with attendees and sponsors.

Why should you attend?

  • Insightful talks and panel discussions from leading ILS, reinsurance and capital market executives.
  • Network with senior decision makers across the Global and Asian ILS & reinsurance markets.
  • Learn about opportunities for ILS market growth in Asia.

Tickets for ILS Asia 2018 are still on sale, so register today to secure your place at the event!

ILS Asia 2018

Visit the event website now for ticket details, pricing and to secure your place at the conference.

For any sponsorship enquiries please contact [email protected].

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Our Gold Sponsors:

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP RMS Mt Logan Re

Our Silver Sponsors:

AlphaCat Managers LGT ILS Partners

Our Bronze Sponsors:

Labuan IBFC Mayer Brown

For all sponsorship enquiries please contact [email protected].

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