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Duperreault to speak at Bermuda forum in NYC

Industry leader: Brian Duperreault is lined up as the keynote speaker for the Bermuda Executive Forum in New York City, in May (Photograph supplied)

Brian Duperreault, chief executive of American International Group, will be the keynote speaker at a multi-industry event in New York City, hosted by the Bermuda Business Development Agency.

The Bermuda Executive Forum, on May 2, will be opened by David Burt, the Premier, and feature regulatory and industry leaders discussing advantages offered by the island’s global business market.

Among 13 sessions, panels will focus on re/insurance, asset management, high-net-worth services, cyber-risk & security, long-term life & annuity solutions, captive insurance, shipping, insurance-linked securities, aviation, fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. A networking reception will close the event in the evening.

Ross Webber, CEO of the BDA, said: “We are thrilled to announce Brian Duperreault as keynote for this event. Not only does he represent the leadership and world-class talent that distinguishes this market, but he is also an iconic figure in the global insurance industry. Brian has played, and continues to play, a critical role in the successful evolution of the Bermuda market. We look forward to his remarks.”

Mr Webber worked at Ace Ltd in the 1990s when Mr Duperreault was CEO of the company.

The forum will be held at Convene Midtown West, at 810 Seventh Avenue, and it hopes to attract prospective investors and professionals interested in learning more about Bermuda’s world-class financial centre. Panellists will debate topics from US tax reform and industry trends to the impact of disruptive technologies.

Mr Duperreault will deliver the keynote presentation at the event’s luncheon.

Duperreault, who was featured in a video promoting the Bermuda market the BDA made last year, was appointed president and CEO of AIG in May 2017. Previously, he was chairman and CEO of Bermuda’s Hamilton Insurance Group, which he established in 2013. He currently also serves as chairman of Attune, an online insurance platform established by Hamilton Insurance Group, AIG and Two Sigma.

Mr Duperreault spent 30 years working in Bermuda and the United States in senior executive roles at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Ace, and AIG, where he started his career.

The BDA-produced forum follows a similar event the agency held in London last November opened by Mr Burt and led by more than 30 industry executives. The event attracted close to 250 delegates encompassing a wide range of industries, and featured keynote speaker Robert Childs, deputy chairman of Lloyd’s, and chairman of Hiscox.