LIFE & ANNUITY CONFERENCE                                            

Registration Closed Conference Sponsors Conference Speakers


Morning Keynote
President of Prestige Economics and Chairman of The Futurist Institute
Jason Schenker


Jason Schenker is the President of Prestige Economics and Chairman of The Futurist Institute. He has been ranked one of the most accurate financial forecasters and futurists in the world. Bloomberg News has ranked Mr. Schenker a top forecaster in 46 categories, including #1 in the world for his accuracy in 26 categories, including for his forecasts of the Euro, the British Pound, the Russian Ruble, the Chinese Yuan, crude oil prices, natural gas prices, and U.S. jobs.


Mr. Schenker's work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He has appeared on CNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, Fox, Fox Business, BNN, Bloomberg Germany, and the BBC.


Mr. Schenker has written 36 books. Fourteen have been #1 Best Sellers, including: The Future After COVID, Jobs for Robots, Commodity Prices 101, Recession-Proof, Futureproof Supply Chain, Electing Recession, and The Future of Finance is Now. Mr. Schenker was ranked one of the 100 most influential financial advisors in the world by Investopedia in 2018.


Before founding Prestige Economics, Mr. Schenker worked as a Risk Specialist at McKinsey and Company, and worked previously as the Chief Energy and Commodity Economist at Wachovia (Wells Fargo).






Hotel Princess MarinaWELCOME RECEPTION
Tuesday September 24, 2024, 5:30 – 7:30PM

Bacardi International Limited 

Sponsor: Aon Insurance Managers (Bermuda) Ltd.

Join us for a networking reception at Bacardi International Limited





THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2023, Pier Six, Hamilton, Bermuda

Thursday, September 7, 2023


Breakfast & Conference Registration

Sponsor:  Deloitte 




Becoming Futureproof in a Rapidly Changing World


Jason Schenker is an economist, futurist, and author. He has been ranked by Bloomberg News as one of the top forecasters in the world in 46 categories, including U.S. jobs, oil prices, gold prices, the euro, and the Chinese yuan. Join this session for a high-energy discussion of the latest outlook for the economy, financial markets, geopolitics, and even the upcoming 2024 U.S. Presidential Election. This session will also include actionable takeaways, including futurist techniques that can help the industry be better prepared for long-term risks and opportunities that lie ahead.


Speaker: Jason Schenker, President of Prestige Economics and Chairman of the Futurist Institute




Networking Break





The Opportunities and Challenges of Regulating Long Term Reinsurance


The panel will highlight the global protection gap that exists in the availability of pension benefits.  The influx of capital into the sector will be explored and cross border reinsurance and its role in the long term landscape will be discussed. Finally, the panel will outline their views on the future of the marketplace through a regulatory lens. 


Moderator: Natasha Scotland-Courcy, CEO, Athene

Panel:  Martin Maringi, Deputy Director Insurance Supervison, BMA; Andrew Mais, Commissioner Connecticut Insurance Department; Gary Anderson, Commissioner Massachusetts Insurance Department




12:00- 2:00pm

Independent Lunch


Explore the many Hamilton restaurants for a networking lunch.  




BILTIR Statutory Meeting 


Speaker: Natasha Scotland-Courcy, BILTIR Chair 




Post-Covid Mortality Trends


What will mortality experience look like post-pandemic? Will the industry continue to experience excess mortality due to the long-term health consequences of COVID-19, or is the industry poised for gains in mortality improvements following more coordinated public health measures across the globe? The panel will explore contrasting views of future mortality trends and the potential implications for the long term insurance and reinsurance industry.


Moderator: Jennifer Haid, CEO, Club Vita 

Panel:  Josh Stirling, Insurance Collaboration to Save Lives; Jordi Posthumus, VP Longevity Trading, Hannover Re





Networking Break

Sponsor:  Kroll Bond Rating Agency




A New Landscape Where Asset Managers and Long Term Life Reinsurers Meet 


Why is this change happening and what product types are you seeing leveraging these relationships?  Where is this business originating?

Why are long term insurance companies looking to asset managers to assist in managing their assets?

What will happen in this sector as interest rates grow and inflation increases?  How will these economic factors affect this trend?

What role do you see regulation playing in these business relationships?

Tell us what you see in the future for this type of business?


Moderator:  The Hon. Curtis L. Dickinson, JP MP, BILTIR Executive Advisor

Panel:  Vishal Sheth, Co-Head Global FIG, Apollo Global Management; Phillip Sherrill, Chief Strategy Officer, Global Atlantic Financial Group




Regulatory Update 


 Speaker:  Martin Maringi, Deputy Director Insurance Supervision, BMA




Networking Reception:  Pier Six Terrace

Join us for a networking reception taking in breathtaking views from the Pier Six Terrace, Front Street, Hamilton.  The reception will be a great opportunity to meet with your peers and expand contacts throughout Bermuda’s long-term insurance and reinsurance sector.


Sponsor: Athene



Wi-Fi and AV Sponsor: PwC




Welcome to 2023 Bermuda International Life and Annuity Conference sponsored by Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers.


This is the only industry event uniquely focused on the long-term insurance industry in Bermuda. Apart from the many excellent networking opportunities, the event features leading industry experts and stimulating panel discussions. The conference will provide you with insight on the latest trends and issues facing the industry and your company.


About Us

Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers (BILTIR) was created to serve as a formal association representing the long-term insurers and reinsurers in Bermuda.


The primary focus of BILTIR is to act as an advocate for Bermuda’s life and annuity industry for public policy that supports the industry marketplace, including regulatory requirements, other Bermuda Monetary Authority or Bermuda government issues, and tax matters with various jurisdictions. BILTIR strives to provide a consistent and coherent voice for concerns of the long-term (re)insurance sector in Bermuda.