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NZ EQC to speak at our ILS Asia 2023 conference in Singapore


Recent first time catastrophe bond sponsor Toka Tū Ake EQC, the New Zealand Earthquake Commission, will be represented by Scott McHardy, Head of Risk Finance, as a speaker at our upcoming ILS Asia 2023 conference on July 13th.

scott-mchardy-eqc-nzWe’re delighted to announce that Scott McHardy will join us at the conference, where he will participate in a panel discussion and will have the chance to talk about the Toka Tū Ake EQC experience in accessing the cat bond market for the first time.

Making this even more relevant to our ILS Asia 2023 event, the EQC’s first catastrophe bond is domiciled in Singapore, so Scott has first-hand experience of the local ILS market.

We are delighted to be returning to Singapore for our fifth in-person insurance-linked securities (ILS) conference held in the country, ILS Asia 2023, taking place on July 13th.

With now less than two months to go, there are still a handful of Early Bird tickets available, but we urge you to register soon to secure your place at the upcoming conference.

As we reported yesterday, Toka Tū Ake EQC secured its largest ever reinsurance tower at the renewals this year.

For the first time this included a catastrophe bond and the transaction was issued out of Singapore.

Please register today to attend ILS Asia 2023 to hear from Toka Tū Ake EQC as well as numerous expert ILS focused speakers, and regional reinsurance guests.

At ILS Asia 2023 we will continue to demystify the ILS market, furthering education on the ILS asset class and reconnecting with our attendees, while updating them on regional and global ILS market activity and hearing the thoughts of mature-market ILS executives on the potential for further growth in Asia and beyond.

With global reinsurance market pricing having hardened considerably and returns now reset much higher, the ILS market and catastrophe bonds are playing an important role as a diversifying risk capital source of protection, while investor interest is also expanding on the back of much higher yields.

At the ILS Asia 2023 conference, we’ll discuss these trends and more, including the opportunities for growth and expansion of the ILS market, such as to non-catastrophe lines of business.

For details and to register, visit the event website:

For any sponsorship enquiries for this event please email us at [email protected].

We’re trying to create the kind of conference that we would want to attend ourselves, mixing insightful content, great speakers, a forward-thinking outlook with quality networking.

Artemis ILS Asia 2023 will look to inspire, inform, connect the dots, spark ideas, facilitate networking and offer experienced executives a chance to reflect on what has gone well and what challenges or opportunities lie ahead in mobilizing the capital markets to invest in insurance risk.

This is a thought-leadership event, designed to attract those interested in concepts related to insurance-linked securities, catastrophe bonds, the convergence of reinsurance with capital markets, risk transfer, the future of this growing market and people who recognise the unique opportunity to network with ILS stalwarts and thought-leaders.

Meet senior executives from insurance or reinsurance companies, catastrophe bond and ILS fund managers, pension investors, asset managers, hedge funds, service providers, technology start-ups, investment bankers and more.

Our conference will provide exposure in front of a highly relevant, senior and specialised group of attendees on the day. Plus you’ll benefit from exposure in front of our entire global readership, which averages more than 70,000 individuals every month.

To ensure you are able to attend the day please be sure to book your place soon.

We look forward to seeing you in Singapore in July 2023!

For any sponsorship enquiries for this event please email us at [email protected].

Our conference sponsors can be seen below, we thank them all for their valued support:


For any sponsorship enquiries for this event please email us at [email protected].

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