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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 key takeaways from industry experts, 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


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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 CEO

Willis Securities

Judith Klugman

Managing Director,

Head of ILS Distribution

Swiss Re Capital Markets

Michael Millette

Managing Partner

Hudson Structured Capital Management

Tom Libassi

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

ILS Capital Management

12:00pm-12:25pm           Registration and Networking Snack

12:25pm-12:30pm           Chairman’s Opening Remarks 

Shawn Moynihan, Editor-in-Chief, Reactions 


12:30pm-1:00pm             Keynote Presentation

1:00pm-2:00pm               Panel: State of the Market

After two years of elevated losses and Hurricane Irma and Typhoon Jebi having exacerbated the issue, how will the ILS and the alternative capital market fare 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

2:00pm-2:30pm               Coffee and Networking


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?   


Donna Halverstadt, Managing Director, Insurance, Kroll Bond Rating Agency


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

Michael Millette, Managing Partner, Hudson Structured Capital Management

Tom Libassi, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, ILS Capital Management

Evan Glassman, Co-Founder, President and CEO, New Paradigm Underwriters

3:30pm-4:00pm               Keynote Presentation


4:00pm-4:05pm               Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Shawn Moynihan, Editor-in-Chief, Reactions 


4:05pm-5:00pm               Cocktail Reception

Donna Halverstadt

Managing Director, Insurance

Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Evan Glassman

Co-Founder, President and CEO

New Paradigm Underwriters


                      UPDATES TO FOLLOW.