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Extended L&G Re stay for Bermuda intern

Intern Jahlika Berkeley, left, and Mike Walsh, chief financial officer at Legal & General Reinsurance (Photograph supplied)

Bermudian-based Legal & General Reinsurance has taken on an intern, and supported an education award for a deserving student.

Jahlika Berkeley, a recent graduate with a BSc in accounting and finance from the University of Leicester, began her Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers summer internship with L&G Re at the beginning of August and will be with the company until December.

The company said she will rotate across key departments including finance, operations, investments, pricing and risk.

Mike Walsh, chief financial officer at Legal & General Reinsurance, said: "Jahlika's diverse skill set, proactiveness and eagerness to learn exemplify the values we uphold at L&G Re.

“This initiative not only offers a great experience to emerging professionals but also contributes to the growth of Bermuda's future workforce, which we are committed to supporting."

Ms Berkeley said: "I'm excited to have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at L&G Re. From Day 1, I felt like a valued member of the team, and I am thankful for everyone who welcomed me on board.

“I have also had the opportunity to speak with senior team members who have provided me with invaluable advice and guidance. As a recent graduate, these meetings have provided me with so much inspiration when thinking about the next steps in my career.”

L&G Re said the company has donated to the education awards managed by the Association of Bermuda International Companies, which supports Bermudians pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate degrees.

Thanks to L&G Re’s support, the company said, Indio Francis has received an Abic education award for her undergraduate studies.

Ms Francis, in her second year at St John's University in New York, is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in business with a concentration in actuarial science.

The company said she will benefit from mentorship provided by Malik Maheux, senior financial reporting actuary at L&G Re.

Amy Ellison, CEO of Legal & General Reinsurance, said: "Congratulations to Indio, who is a worthy recipient of the Abic Education Award. We are pleased to sponsor an initiative that empowers young Bermudians to excel in international business through education.

“At L&G Re, we believe in investing in and supporting local talent. Our commitment to cultivating local talent aligns with our broader mission of creating a sustainable and thriving reinsurance industry.

“I’m always so delighted to see the island’s young people embracing careers in reinsurance and I look forward to following Indio and Jahlika’s career journeys.”

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Published September 19, 2023 at 5:23 pm (Updated September 19, 2023 at 8:39 pm)

Extended L&G Re stay for Bermuda intern

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