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Keynote speakers announced for ILS Asia 2017, tickets still available


Today we’re delighted to announce four keynote speakers for our upcoming ILS Asia 2017 conference, which is being held at the Marina Bay Sands complex in Singapore on the 13th July. Tickets remain available so please register to attend today.

With Artemis ILS Asia 2017, we return to Singapore for the second installment of our annual insurance-linked securities meeting in Asia, with the goal of furthering education, while facilitating introductions and building on connections between the region and mature-market based ILS executives.

To that end, the conference will focus on continuing the introduction of the region to ILS, with talks recapping recent activity in the ILS market, particularly where there is an Asian focus, and other educational sessions that will take the audience through some of the finer points of understanding and accessing the ILS market.

Today we’re delighted to name four keynote speakers that are joining us:

John DeCaro, Founding Principal, Elementum Advisors, LLC.

John DeCaro, Elementum Advisors

John will be giving a keynote talk on ILS activity in Asia, how the market has developed, both in terms of catastrophe bonds and collateralized reinsurance structures, as well as his insights on the region, both on the transactional side and regarding the investor-base.

Jinal Shah, Managing Director, Capital Markets Solutions, RMS

Jinal Shah, RMS

Jinal will provide an update on the importance of risk modelling tools to the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, as well as what software can help investors to better understand their allocations and make informed decisions.

Lixin Zeng, Chief Executive Officer, AlphaCat Managers Ltd.

Lixin Zeng, AlphaCat Managers

Lixin will provide an insightful intro to catastrophe bond investments, explaining what those looking at ILS as an asset class often see as their first allocation opportunity, including the pro’s and con’s of active versus passive allocations to this market.

Dr. Marcel Grandi, Head of Underwriting, Credit Suisse Insurance-Linked Strategies.

Dr. Marcel Grandi, Credit Suisse Insurance-Linked Strategies

Marcel will provide a forward-looking outlook for the ILS market in Asia, rounding off the day with his thoughts on the opportunity that ILS presents to both ceding companies and investors in the Asia region, issues such as collateralized reinsurance market development, and what needs to be done to maintain ILS market growth trajectory in Asia.

For a full list of our speakers and to register visit the ILS Asia 2017 event website here.

Event details:

Date: Thursday July 13th 2017.
Time: 08:00 – 19:00 (including networking drinks reception).
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore.

What to expect to hear?

The ILS Asia 2017 conference will feature keynotes and discussion panels with a focus on education, insight and analysis of the complementary and diversifying nature of ILS capital, the benefits it provides to counterparties and investors, as well as how this market can be accessed.

Speakers will discuss topics including;

  • the development of the ILS market in Asia and globally;
  • opportunities for ceding companies to access the capital markets;
  • opportunities for investors to access the ILS asset class;
  • the importance of risk analytics in this market;
  • how insurance management plays a vital role in ILS;
  • the legal and regulatory landscape;
  • new risks, peril and line of business innovation;
  • and much more.

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 2017 are on sale now, with some low-cost Early Bird rates still available. Early Bird ticket sales will end soon. Visit the event website now for full ticket details and pricing.

For any sponsorship and speaking enquiries please contact [email protected].

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Strategies RMS
Mt Logan Re

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors:

Elementum Advisors

Thank you to our Cocktail Reception Sponsors:


Thank you to our Associate Sponsors:


For all enquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities please contact [email protected].

Register today for ILS NYC 2023, our next insurance-linked securities (ILS) market conference. Held in New York City, February 10th, 2023.

Artemis ILS NYC 2023 - Insurance-linked securities conference in New York City

Get a ticket soon to ensure you can attend. Secure your place at the event here!

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