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ILS Asia 2019: Full speaker line-up & agenda


We’ve now finalised the full speaker line-up and agenda for our fourth annual insurance-linked securities (ILS) conference in Asia, ILS Asia 2019, held July 11th.

With just two weeks to go space is now limited, please make sure you register today to guarantee a place at the event.

Our Singapore conference brings experienced ILS industry executives, reinsurance market participants, banking experts, investment managers and allocators together to hear thought-provoking discussions about the continued development of insurance-linked securities (ILS) in Asia.

Register to attend now.

Event details:

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

Latest speaker additions:

We’ve added our final speakers now, including the following industry experts. To view all of our speakers please visit the conference website.

  • Hemant Nagpal, Director, Model Product Management, Asia, RMS
  • Adil Imani, Manager, Insurance-Linked Securities, AIR Worldwide
  • Kirsten van Exel, Senior ILS Underwriter, Aegon Insurance-Linked Securities
  • Lawrence Cheng, Managing Director, Underwriting, Co-head of Property & Casualty, Peak Re
  • Aaron Coates, Executive Director, ILS Sourcing, Twelve Capital
  • Augusto Hidalgo, Head of Capital, Science & Policy Practice, Southeast Asia Willis Towers Watson
  • Dr. Marcel Grandi, Director & Market Head, Credit Suisse Insurance-Linked Strategies
  • Yen Chin, Client Director & Sales Leader, Asia Pacific, RMS
  • Steve Emmerson, Head of ILS & Insurance Desk, Tullett Prebon
  • Craig Hupper, Senior Vice President & Managing Director TransRe Capital Partners

To view all of our speakers please visit the conference website.


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 – 09:20 Opening keynote – The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
Gillian Tan, Executive Director, Financial Markets Development Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore.
09:20 – 10:00 Keynote 1 – ILS – a small window into a big world
Dr. Morton Lane, Ph. D – President, Lane Financial LLC. Director, The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
10:00 – 10:30 Keynote 2 – ILS & reinsurance impacts of 2018 catastrophes
Hemant Nagpal, RMS.
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee & Networking
A chance to discuss the mornings talks with attendees and sponsors.
11:00 – 11:50 Panel 1 – Singapore’s first catastrophe bonds
11:50 – 12:40 Panel 2 – What ILS has to offer Asian investors
12:40 – 14:00 Lunch & Networking
14:00 – 14:50 Panel 3 – Return expectations following recent catastrophes
14:50 – 15:40 Panel 4 – Collateralised reinsurance opportunities in Asia
15:40 – 16:10 Coffee & Networking
16:10 – 16:40 Keynote 3 – The first Asian reinsurance sidecar transaction
Lawrence Cheng, Peak Re.
16:40 – 17:30 Panel 5 – ILS opportunities in Asia and emerging markets
17:30 – 19:30 Cocktail reception and networking

Our conference brings together insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry experts together with the Asian region insurance, reinsurance and investment community to discuss market trends.

Reserve your space at the conference by registering today.

With our events, we try to create the kind of conference that we would want to attend ourselves, mixing great speakers, insightful content, a forward-thinking outlook and quality networking.

The conference will be held at Singapore’s Suntec Convention Centre, in Suntec City, a purpose-built and state-of-the-art events space centrally located in the city.

Please join us at this event to stay up to date with the ILS market and also to hear more about the recent catastrophe bond issuance activity in Singapore under the recently enacted ILS regulatory regime.

Register online for your ticket to attend today. Tickets are selling fast.

For all enquiries about sponsoring this Artemis conference in Singapore please contact [email protected].

Our Sponsors:

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