About London ILS 2021

The London ILS 2021 conference will make a physical return on 22 September, uniting key industry players to meet in person to discuss how the alternative reinsurance market will continue to take shape in the year ahead, as we emerge from the past eighteen challenging months.


Combining practical insight from industry experts and market practitioners, the comprehensive one-day interactive agenda will bring clarity on a range of topics impacting the complex post-Covid rebound year of 2021 – one which has brought mixed gains for the ILS market.


Sessions will touch upon how buoyant investor demands for cat bonds have led to rates compressing on the most liquid side of the market, but how overall capacity has been more subdued; insight into how new rated platforms are expected to drive continued evolution in the look of the ILS market and the next steps that will push the market towards winning more ESG recognition.

Making the most of our EC3 location, we will also consider how the institutional Lloyd's market is refreshing its points of interaction with ILS investors.


Key themes to be examined include:

  • Building on London Bridge - Lloyd's ILS development
  • European business interruption and ILS – lessons learned
  • ILS rated paper evolution
  • ESG benchmarking and adaption

We very much look forward to welcoming you to London ILS 2021, enabling you to gain insight into the key trends in the ILS market as conference season opens, heralding the start of the run-up to January 2022 renewals as well as providing you with the opportunity to further your understanding of this fast-changing market, with your peers.

The six reasons why you can't miss London ILS 2021


08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Breakfast 

09:00 - 09:10

Opening Remarks

Fiona Robertson, Editor, Trading Risk

09:10 – 09:30

Opening Keynote Address

Eric Paire, Head of Capital Advisory, Aon

09:30 – 10:15

Panel Discussion: State of the market

➤ Oversight of the impact COVID-19 has had on the ILS market over the last 18-months

➤ Bouncing back: how the ILS market stands well-positioned for the year ahead

➤ Gain insights into how the capital markets will shape the run-up to 2022 renewals


Moderator: Fiona Robertson, Editor, Trading Risk


➤ Jillian Williams, Chief Underwriting Officer, Leadenhall Capital Partners

➤ Todor Todorov, Vice President, Business Development & Investor Relations, Elementum Advisors, LLC

➤ Mark Gibson, Head of ILS Products & Solutions, Schroders

➤ Leo Beckham, Partner, Managing Director, TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory (UK)

10:15 – 10:45

Networking Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:30

Panel Discussion: Embedding ILS in EC3

➤ Weighing up where the opportunities lie

➤ Building on Lloyd's London Bridge initiatives

➤ Automated underwriting – the drive for efficiency


Moderator: Fiona Robertson, Editor, Trading Risk


➤ Michael Wade, Non-Executive Chairman, TigerRisk

➤ Gilbert Harrap, Departing Head of Strategy, Reinsurance, MS Amlin

➤ Fergus Reynolds, CUO ILD, ERS ILS Ltd

11:30 – 12:15

Interactive Workshop: London ILS

The workshop will focus on a specific theme, providing the audience with the opportunity to openly discuss, share their opinions, and reflect on the challenges and opportunities they are currently faced with, in smaller groups. Each group will receive questions which will formulate the direction of the discussions.

12:15 – 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 – 14:15

Panel Discussion: ESG: striving for green dollar

➤ Collaborating to improve transparency

➤ Greening ILS transactions

➤ Identifying key investor concerns and trade-offs

➤ ILS and ESG: Applying ESG considerations to your ILS portfolio


Moderator: Ben Fox, Principal, Portfolio Manager, Hiscox ILS


➤ Maria Rapin, Chief Executive Officer, Nephila Climate

➤ Rhodri Morris, Associate Director, ILS Analytics, Twelve Capital

➤ Adele Gale, Head of ILS, Robus Group

14:15 – 15:00

Interactive Workshop: ESG benchmarking and adaptations

The workshop will focus on a specific theme, providing the audience with the opportunity to openly discuss, share their opinions, and reflect on the challenges and opportunities they are currently faced with, in smaller groups. Each group will receive questions which will formulate the direction of the discussions.

15:00 – 15:15

Networking Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:00

Panel Discussion: The post-pandemic world 

➤ Recent challenges and new business opportunities across the London market ecosystem

➤ Asset inflows and the drive for liquidity

➤ Lessons on European BI losses and improvements in light of the pandemic

➤ How systemic risk preferences and expectations are managed post-Covid-19


Moderator: Fiona Robertson, Editor, Trading Risk


➤ Hervé Castella, Chief Third- Party Capital Office, SCOR

➤ Andy Palmer, Head ILS Structuring EMEA & APAC, Swiss Re Capital Markets

➤ Michael J. Millette, Managing Partner, HSCM

16:00 - 16:05

Closing Remarks and Close of Conference


Networking Drinks Reception


Leo Beckham

Managing Director

TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory (UK)

Hervé Castella

Chief Third Party Capital Officer


Ben Fox

Principal, Portfolio Manager

Hiscox ILS

Adele Gale

Heas of ILS

Robus Group

Mark Gibson

Head of ILS Products & Solutions


Gilbert Harrap

Departing Head of Strategy, Reinsurance

MS Amlin

Michael J. Millette

Managing Partner


Rhodri Morris

Associate Director, ILS Analytics

Twelve Capital

Eric Paire

Head of Capital Advisory


Andy Palmer

Head ILS Structuring EMEA & APAC

Swiss Re Capital Markets

Maria Rapin

Chief Executive Officer

Nephila Climate 

Fergus Reynolds

Chief Underwriting Officer, ILS


Todor Todorov

Vice President, Business Development & Investor Relations

Elementum Advisors LLC

Michael Wade

Risk Transfer Specialist & Non-Executive Chairman

TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory

Jillian Williams

Chief Underwriting Officer

Leadenhall Capital Partners 

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