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All talks will be held at the Granville headquarters at Madison 36th, New York City.

This annual half-day event offers the perfect opportunity to meet with leading industry players, discuss the key takeaways, and evaluate the lessons learned from a highly eventful year for the ILS market.


This event will include a number of interactive sessions featuring leading ILS executives, who will examine how natural catastrophe events have impacted this steadily growing sector of the global risk transfer industry.


Harvard Club of New York City

35 West 44th Street | New York, NY 10036


Sponsorship:  Goran Pandzic  E:  P: 212-224-3711

Speakers:  Elizabeth Wu  E:  P: 212-224-3713

Editorial:  Shawn Moynihan  E:  P: 212-224-3474


Venue Info


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12:00pm – 12:25pm 

12:25pm – 12:30pm

12:30pm – 1:00pm 

Registration and Networking Refreshments

Chairperson's Opening Remarks 

Keynote Presentation

Panel: State of the Market

1:00pm – 2:00pm

After two years of losses and Hurricane Irma and Typhoon Jebi having exacerbated the issue,

how will the ILS and alternative capital market fair in 2020?

  • How soon will ILS capacity return to growth? Are there new ways to improve the liquidity of trapped collateral?
  • Is the market looking for more transparency and has the conversation around appropriate payback heightened?
  • Has continued M&A between traditional re/insurers and the ILS market changed the role of the ILS manager?


Judith Klugman, Managing Director, Head of ILS Distribution, Swiss Re Capital Markets

Daniel Brookman, Head of Alternative Capital, AXA XL

Michael Bennett, Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance, Treasury, The World Bank

2:30pm – 3:30pm 

Panel: New Risks in the ILS Market

We discuss how ILS participants are pushing the boundaries to underwrite new risks and sponsors to market. From the view of sponsors, investors, structurers and modelling firms.

  • What new risks is the market focusing on?
  • Who are the best sponsors for these risks?   


William J. Dubinsky, Managing Director and CEO, Willis Securities

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Keynote Presentation 

4:05pm – 5:00pm 

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

4:00pm – 4:05pm   

Cocktail Reception

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Coffee and Networking Break


Daniel Brookman

Head of Alternative Capital



Michael Bennett

Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance, Treasury

The World Bank


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Goran Pandzic ( / +1 212 224 3711).

William J. Dubinsky

Managing Director and 


Willis Securities

Judith Klugman

Managing Director, 

Head of ILS Distribution

Swiss Re Capital Markets