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Luca Albertini
CEO, Leadenhall Capital Partners

Luca Albertini is a founding partner and CEO of Leadenhall Capital Partners, a London-based asset manager focused only on insurance linked investments founded in 2008 and currently with over USD4.7bn assets under management. Prior to setting up Leadenhall Luca was Head of the European ILS team at Swiss Re Capital Markets in London. Prior to joining Swiss Re Luca worked at Credit Suisse First Boston, GE Capital and Citibank in London.


Adam Beatty

Managing Director, Nephila Advisors

Adam is the CEO of Nephila Syndicate Management based in London.  Since joining Nephila in 2013 Adam has had responsibility for the administration of Nephila’s Lloyd’s syndicate platform, where he is also the Active Underwriter for Syndicate 2357 and for investor relations in Europe.  Nephila is in the process of transitioning to its own Lloyd’s managing agency and expects to complete that process, subject to regulatory approvals, in mid-2019.

Prior to joining Nephila in January 2013, Adam was a Managing Director with Willis Capital Markets & Advisory, the Willis Group's investment banking unit, based in New York and London. He focused on projects such as catastrophe bond structuring and origination, and transaction structuring and capital raising for the catastrophe risk asset class. From 2004 to 2006, Adam was the Chief Financial Officer for Willis's global reinsurance business, Willis Re.

Robert Howie
Principal, Mercer Investments

Michael Knecht 
Founder, Siglo

Garyfalia Leledaki
Business Development Manager, HSBC

Garyfalia is a Senior Business Development Manager at HSBC in the Issuer Services division. She is a qualified lawyer and holds a Masters in Banking and Finance Law. Garyfalia’s experience includes working on transactions in the International Debt Capital Markets arena and Insurance Linked Securities where she is well versed in all aspects of transaction formation.  In her current Business Development Manager role, she is responsible for supporting clients during transaction execution, primarily in Structured Finance & Insurance Linked Securities across a number of jurisdictions and asset classes.

Prior to joining HSBC, Garyfalia was a senior relationship manager and transaction manager at the Bank of New York Mellon where she worked on a number of bespoke complex structured transactions in the securitisation and CAT bond space. Garyfalia has also worked at RBS in the Legal and Compliance team.

Tom Libassi
Managing Partner and Co-founder, ILS Capital


Malcolm Newman
Managing Director EMEA Hub, SCOR

Malcolm Newman is the Managing Director of SCOR’s EMEA Hub, he is also the Chairman of the International Underwriting Association (IUA), the trade body for the London (re)insurance company market. Malcolm is a member of the Board of the London Market Group (LMG) and the Chairman of its Brexit taskforce and the Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) taskforce. Malcolm is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in the London Market for the last 37 years.


Paul Schultz
CEO, Aon Securities

Paul Schultz serves as CEO of Aon Securities and leads Aon Benfield’s investment banking team, responsible for providing investment banking products and services to Aon’s clients on a global basis. Paul specializes in providing clients with strategic advice and access to capital markets.

Aon Securities has developed a market leading practice advising clients on M&A, starting new companies and transferring insurance risk to the capital markets. Paul began his career in banking in 1986 and spent 14 years at JP Morgan (its predecessor banks), specializing in the Insurance Practice from 1989. Since joining Aon in 2000, Paul has advised Aon plc on issuing the first ever securitization of private equity limited partnerships and advised clients on M&A, starting new companies, issuing senior and subordinated debt, issuing equity and raising alternative capital via the issuance of catastrophe bonds, sidecars and other collateralized structures and derivatives thereof.

Paul earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University. Paul also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Kellogg School of Management. Additionally, Paul is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Jon Sullivan
Group Deputy CUO, Brit Insurance

Gareth Truran
Head of Department, London Market Supervision, PRA, Bank of England

Further speakers to be annouced shortly. 

SPEAKERS
  • Luca Albertini

    Luca Albertini

    CEO, Leadenhall Capital Partners
  • Adam Beatty

    Adam Beatty

    Managing Director, Nephila Advisors

  • Malcolm Newman

    Malcolm Newman

    Managing Director EMEA Hub, SCOR
  • Paul Schultz

    Paul Schultz

    CEO, Aon Securities