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The Bermuda Business Development Agency is to host a climate risk finance seminar on June 23 in association with Rims, the risk management society.

Roland Andy Burrows, chief executive officer of the BDA, said the online seminar will feature climate risk finance experts in the areas of re/insurance, insurtech and artificial intelligence, and insurance-linked securities.

The panel, entitled “Bermuda and the Changing Landscape of Climate Risk”, will be moderated by Stephen Weinstein, chairman of the BDA.

Mr Burrows said it will feature Jeff Manson, SVP underwriting and head of global public sector partnership, Renaissance Re; Andrew Engler, CEO, Kettle; and Ariane West, a structured finance and climate risk finance expert.

He added: “The panel not only furthers our commitment to becoming the world’s climate risk finance capital, but also builds on Bermuda’s 35-year relationship with Rims, including our 2020 Rims/BDA virtual webinar series and the BDA’s diamond sponsorship of Rims Live 2021.

“Rims’ virtual conference, held between April 19-30, drew 3,286 attendees, and 103 exhibitors across 50 countries. Over 200 virtual education sessions took place, including a panel discussion hosted by the BDA on Bermuda’s liability market on April 22.”

The BDA said it also hosted a virtual “Take a Break in Bermuda” networking event on April 20 as part of the virtual conference, providing more than 3,000 delegates with the opportunity to hear from David Burt, the Premier, and Curtis Dickinson, the Minister of Finance.

The BDA said it will partner again with Rims on September 23 and November 18 to cover “Distribution, Disruption and the Future of the Insurance Broker” and captive insurance, respectively.

All sessions will take place at 1pm Bermuda time.

Registration for the June 23 webinar is now available via the BDA’s website. Attendance is free for Rims members and $50 for non-members.

Roland Andy Burrows, CEO of the Bermuda Business Development Agency (File photograph)
Stephen Weinstein, chairman of the Bermuda Business Development Agency (File photograph)

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Published June 08, 2021 at 5:57 pm (Updated June 08, 2021 at 5:57 pm)

BDA to host climate risk finance seminar

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