Following the success of its inaugural ILS Insight event in
Zurich in 2014, Guernsey Finance is returning to the Swiss city to
host its annual ILS masterclass.
The 'ILS Insight' event moved to London last year but
will return to the Park Hyatt Zurich for the 2016 instalment.
Taking place on Thursday 7 July, the event sees experts from across
the Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) asset class come together to
discuss the industry's hot topics.
Guernsey has become a leading destination for ILS; figures
showed that Guernsey licensed 66 new international insurers during
2015, with nearly 40% of the licenced structures relating to
Guernsey Finance Chief Executive Dominic Wheatley said:
"Guernsey remains a specialist centre for ILS and we are
delighted to be holding ILS Insight for the third successive year
and for the second time in Zurich. ILS is a perfect fit for
Guernsey's financial services sector as it allows us to combine
our long track record and expertise in investment funds and captive
insurance in a way that appeals to fund managers and insurers who
understand that risks continue to diversify and grow around us.
These factors, combined with our close proximity to London and
respected regulatory framework, underpin our position as a leading
ILS Insight will feature a keynote presentation from Dirk
Lohmann, Chairman and Managing Partner of Secquaero Advisers AG,
and two panel sessions.
The event's first panel session will focus on the rise of
ILS and examine current themes in the ILS market, the appetite for
ILS among investors, rated reinsurers and the impact of Solvency
II. Moderated by Chris Anderson of Carey Olsen, the session will
feature Des Potter of Guy Carpenter, Martin Membery of Sidley
Austin, Neil Strong of Securis Investment Partners and Simon Vuille
of Lombard Odier.
The second panel session will look at the servicing of ILS funds
and consider open-ended and closed-ended structures, options for
administration of funds, choice of domicile, benefits of stock
exchange listings and the use of delegation agreements for pricing
of ILS contracts. Moderated by Fiona Le Poidevin of the Channel
Islands Securities Exchange, the session will comprise Joe Truelove
of Carey Group, John Marren of Northern Trust, Stephen Foster of
Credit Suisse Asset Management (London), Mark Le Page of the
Guernsey Financial Services Commission and David Moore of Collas
Mr Wheatley said the event will appeal to those involved with
the insurance and reinsurance sectors, investment banks, private
equity, hedge funds and regulation. "With Dirk as keynote
speaker and two panel sessions that boast some of the leading
figures from the ILS industry, the event should provide the
audience with a significant level of detail and technical expertise
on everything to do with ILS and the potential options associated
with investment in this asset class," said Mr Wheatley.
'ILS Insight', which is free to attend, takes place from
4.15pm on Thursday 7 July at the Park Hyatt Zurich in Zurich and
will be followed by a drinks reception at 6pm. The event is
supported by news and analysis specialist Artemis.bm and insurance
magazine Trading Risk. Event sponsors are Aon, Artex, Carey Olsen
For further information or to book a delegate place please contact Vicky Richardson by email email@example.com or telephone +44 (0) 1481 720071.
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