IQPC's 5th Insurance Linked Securities Summit

This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board. CLE Credit will be granted to attorneys.

Click here for the official conference website and registration form. (New York, NY)

Insurance linked securities, whether in the form of catastrophe bonds or synthetic life settlements, offer investors both a high potential for growth and a diversified and uncorrelated asset. Following a landmark year in 2007, the catastrophe bond market has faced challenges in 2008. With insurance prices softening, bond issuances are down and the need to find value and the appropriate risk level is paramount. It is in times like these that innovation prevails, and the convergence of the reinsurance and capital markets is poised to respond. Meanwhile, the life settlement products market is growing at a rapid pace, with sophistication in products increasing to fulfill the demand of an increasingly sophisticated investor base. With the support of capital market financing, the insurance and life settlement industries are set to become one of the most lucrative markets in the coming years. The need to transfer risk and the appetite to take on risk will always be present, and the insurance-linked securities industry has the potential for innovation to develop the solutions to survive any market cycle.

If you have yet to invest in ILS, or are looking to diversify your portfolio and explore new products, this event will ensure you make the right investment decisions by presenting a well-balanced perspective on the inherent risks and opportunities in the space, and the dynamic developments in technologies and tools so you can capitalize on this revolutionary asset class.

Now with 2 Specialized Tracks Focusing on the Life and Non-Life Sides of the Industry, doubling the amount of content relevant to your business interests and allowing you to:

- Examine the impact of the global financial crisis on current and future investments in longevity and catastrophic risks
- Discover the next frontier in insurance capital markets convergence and risk transfer finance
- Develop strategies for diversifying a portfolio of longevity and catastrophic risks
- Learn how financial innovations in synthetic products, longevity tables, modeling techniques, and trading platforms, are set to impact your current and future investments
- Network with the industry’s brightest during the all new roundtable discussion session

Who should attend?
- Hedge Funds
- Dedicated ILS Funds
- Pension Funds
- Reinsurance Companies
- Life Settlements Investors
- Risk Managers
- Portfolio Managers
- Capital Markets Specialists
- Chief Underwriting Officers
- Life Settlement Providers
- Fixed Income Investment
- Managers
- ABS Investors
- Alternative Risk Transfer
- Specialists
- Weather Risk Managers
- Actuarial Consultants

Keith M. Andruschak, Partner
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Examining The Impact Of The Global Financial Crisis On ILS
The unraveling of the financial crisis is bringing a great amount of uncertainty to all markets. The impacts of the AIG bail out and Lehman’s collapse are yet to be felt. The opening panel of the 5th Insurance Linked Securities Summit will lay the foundation for the changes that are afoot and the opportunities that lay ahead.
- Identifying opportunities created by the current financial crisis
- Addressing the impact of AIG’s troubles on ILS and the general reinsurance market
- Discussing financial catastrophes in the context of an insurance event
- Where do the insurance capital markets go from here? What kinds of structural trends do we expect?

Thomas R. Weinberger, Partner
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Issuer’s Perspectives: A Discussion Around Growth of the Cat Bond Market

Boris Ziser, Partner
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Interactive Panel Discussion: Investor’s Perspectives: Longevity Markets