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Artex is the world’s fastest-growing and most diverse insurance manager. With more than 400 staff in 15 worldwide locations, our employees work together to conceive, design and manage alternative risk transfer solutions that help our clients manage today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. One of our three main solutions is insurance-linked securities (ILS) and structured transaction administration.

With ILS operations based in Guernsey, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, we tailor solutions to meet our clients’ risk requirements and deliver full-service support for all forms of ILS transactions, including the provision of the highest quality collateralised reinsurance transformer facilities. In 2016 we facilitated in excess of $4 billion of transaction limits for 7 out of the top 10 sized ILS Fund Managers in the world. We also facilitate cat bond transactions, cat bond ‘lite’ structures, transformer segregated accounts, industry loss warranties and derivative products including ISDA contracts.

Our ILS administration team – the largest in the sector – works across all stages in the process, from pre-incorporation and set-up procedures through ongoing management, the handling of any trigger or claim events and ultimately the release of collateral back to Investors. We combine highly proficient administration expertise with unparalleled experience, a hands-on management style and a meticulous approach to documentation review and execution certainty.

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Founded in 1928, Conyers Dill & Pearman is an international law firm advising on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius. With a global network that includes 130 lawyers spanning eight offices worldwide, Conyers provides responsive, sophisticated, solution-driven legal advice to clients seeking specialised expertise on corporate and commercial, litigation, restructuring and insolvency, and private client and trust matters. Conyers is affiliated with the Codan group of companies, which provide a range of trust, corporate secretarial, accounting and management services.

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TigerRisk Partners LLC is a privately held risk/capital management and strategic advisory firm founded in 2008 by Jim Stanard, founder and former CEO of Renaissance Re, and Rod Fox, former CEO of the U.S. operations of Benfield. The company is known for its high-profile talent, analytics and innovative solutions. TigerRisk is based in Stamford, CT., with offices in New York, Chicago, London, Minneapolis, Raleigh, Bermuda and Hong Kong.

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illis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 39,000 employees in more than 120 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas - the dynamic formula that drives business performance.

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For more than a century, Wilmington Trust has been a leader in corporate trust services, serving on some of the largest and highest profile transactions. When considering insurance related collateral trusts (for Reinsurance, ILS, Captive, Corporate Deductible), the Wilmington Trust Insurance Collateral Solutions team stands ready to perform. Our team members are tenured and our streamlined account on-boarding process provides timely trust set-ups. We collaborate with most fronting carriers, collateralized reinsurers, cedents, transformers, and brokers to provide an expedited review process. We take a creative and collaborative approach, pairing technology and experienced staff to develop customized solutions.

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  • Robert Quinn

    Robert Quinn

    Vice President, Insurance Collateral Solutions, Wilmington Trust

  • Michael Ashton

    Michael Ashton

    Senior Executive, Gibraltar Finance
  • John DeCaro

    John DeCaro

    Founding Principal and Portfolio Manager, Elementum

  • Mirko Sartori

    Mirko Sartori

    Head of Insurance Liability Management, Assicurazioni Generali
  • Tony Ursano

    Tony Ursano

    President, TigerRisk Partners