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RG Business Podcast

RG Business presents the Navigate Series – a business podcast that examines global business in Bermuda, the industries and sectors that lead its economy, and the impact it has globally. Join our host Shivani Seth as she engages business experts and leaders in conversations that are shaping the next generation of Bermuda.

Institute of Directors

In this episode of the Navigate Series, find out more about how you can connect with other leaders, develop your skills and be heard, with our guests from the Institute of Directors in Bermuda.

Michelle Cardwell is a Director/Consultant for The Pillars Consultancy Limited a company incorporated in Oct 2019. Michelle has over 18 years’ experience within the financial, insurance, corporate, trust and real estate business sectors within Bermuda. Michelle holds a Masters of Business Administration, is a Certified AntiMoney Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Compliance Officer and holds the Institute of Directors Diploma in Company Direction (Dip IoD).

Michelle currently serves as Chair of the Institute of Directors Bermuda Branch and is a non-executive director (NED) for two Bermuda registered Companies. In addition, Michelle also sits on several boards of Bermuda registered charities.

Danielle Riviere

In 2006 Danielle become the first Programme Manager for The Centre on Philanthropy, developing the organisations volunteer programme, extensive training and education platform.

In 2013, Danielle left The Centre to become as an independent consultant for OD Solutions. Focussin on strategic and organisational development, Danielle has worked with a number of clients to help them grow, improve and develop their organisation.

In 2017 Danielle returned to The Centre on Philanthropy until the organisation closed in 2019.
In January 2021, Danielle Riviere became the first Executive Director for the Institute of Directors Bermuda Branch, a role that allows her to follow two of her greatest passions: programme and leadership development.

Sponsor – Institute of Directors in Bermuda
Website: https://www.iod.bm/
LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3oY4GbO

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In this episode of the Navigate Series, understand more about how the legal profession is the driving force behind Bermuda being the risk capital of the world.

Brad Adderley is the Managing Partner of Appleby’s Bermuda office. He is also head of the Corporate practice in Bermuda and the Insurance & Reinsurance global sector leader at Appleby.

Brad has extensive experience in the insurance and reinsurance market and specialises in ILS and alternative collateralised reinsurance investment transactions including catastrophe bonds, special purpose insurers, sidecars, life insurance securitisations, and other fully collateralised structures. Brad is also a member of Appleby’s global Technology & Innovation group.

Jim is the Board Chairman of DealVector, serves on the boards for the New York City/Long Island Chapter of JDRF, and is an elected member of The Economic Club of New York.
Jim earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Rutgers University.

Brad is top-ranked by the leading legal directories and is recognized for his significant contribution to Bermuda’s reinsurance sector in Bermuda’s Risk Transfer Hall of Fame. He sits on the steering committee of ILS Bermuda, the trade association for the ILS industry in Bermuda. He participates regularly at conferences and seminars, and provides commentary to international and local media on the Bermuda insurance industry.

LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3ImzETG

Sponsor – Appleby
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/appleby/

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KBRA – Kroll Bond Rating Agency

In this episode of the Navigate Series, learn about KBRA – the credit rating agency that has changed the landscape of rating analysis and find out about their comprehensive strategy for ESG ratings.

Jim Nadler is President and CEO of Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA)
Prior to joining KBRA, Jim was responsible for all alternative assets in the New England Asset Management Division at General Re Corporation.
Over the last 30 years, Jim has held several executive roles in the financial analysis arena; In 1989, he joined Fitch Ratings and was instrumental in the growth of Fitch’s Structured Finance.
Jim was a senior accountant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers before moving to Standard & Poor’s (now S&P Global Ratings), as a ratings officer.
Jim is the Board Chairman of DealVector, serves on the boards for the New York City/Long Island Chapter of JDRF, and is an elected member of The Economic Club of New York.
Jim earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Rutgers University.

Kate Kennedy is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of the Business Development Group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA), responsible for Marketing and Investor Relations. Kate also oversees KBRA Analytics, the company’s product platform for high-quality data and advanced analytics, which includes KBRA Financial Intelligence (KFI), KBRA Altman, and the company’s Ratings Feed platform.
Prior to joining KBRA in 2011, Kate was a senior director at Fitch Ratings for 12 years, spearheading the investor relations initiative across U.S. Structured Finance.
Prior to Fitch Ratings, Kate worked for two years at the Norinchukin Bank, where she was responsible for portfolio management reporting and trade settlement with U.S. investment banks, brokers, and custodians.

Sponsor – KBRA
Twitter: @krollbondrating
Linkedin: @kbra
YT/Podcast: https://spoti.fi/3Oazpwx

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BILTIR – Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers

In this episode of the Navigate Series, we learn about Bermuda’s fastest growing business sector – The Life Insurance Industry.

Martin Laframboise is an experienced senior leader and internationally savvy re/insurance industry expert, with over 20 years of experience executing cross-border strategies in many different markets, including Bermuda. Prior to assisting BILTIR as Interim Executive Director, he served as CRO & Head of Reinsurance at Sun Life Financial International from 2017-2021.

From 2008-2017, he was leading Group Reinsurance at Munich Re Canada, where he contributed to the growth of MR’s traditional and structured reinsurance business for the Canadian and Caribbean markets. Before that, he served as Resident Actuary for Colina Insurance Ltd.; Les Services actuariels SAI (Canada); and Standard Life (Canada).

Martin is a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries and Canadian Institute of Actuaries since 2006. He holds a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science (B.Sc.) from Université du Québec à Montréal and a minor in Financial Planning (Pl. Fin.).

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Bermuda Real Estate

In this episode of the Navigate Series, we discuss what is actually happening in the Real Estate market in Bermuda. Listen in to learn more from the experts at Bermuda Valuers and Appraisers Ltd…

Suzanne Stones became a Chartered Surveyor in 2006 and started her professional career in the UK. In 2009 she moved to Bermuda and joined Bermuda Realty as a Property Manager and Valuer where she worked for over 11 years and valued over $7.2bn of property. Her focus is on residential and commercial valuation including private client work, divorce, probate and trust accounting. A large proportion of her time is spent valuing for secured lending for each of the major lending institutions on the island. Suzanne is a Registered Valuer with the Bermuda Surveyors Registration Council as well as being an RICS Registered Valuer.

Steve Bowie has been a Chartered Surveyor since 1990. In 2009 he moved to Bermuda, to work for Rego (now Rego Sotheby’s) as Head of Professional Services, where he headed up the Valuation Department for seven years. In August 2016 he established the Professional Services department at The Property Group and has valued over $1.5 billion worth of property in just under four years, whilst increasing the company’s exposure, market share and broadening the client base. Steve has been voted ‘Best Valuer in Bermuda’ for the last three years, by the Bermuda Property Professionals. He is a Registered Valuer with the Bermuda Surveyors Registration Council and became an RICS Registered Valuer in 2018.

For more information, you can contact our special guests at:
Website: www.valuation.bm
LinkedIn: @SuzanneStones and @SteveBowie

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ESG – Environmental Social Governance

In this episode of the Navigate Series, we discuss how ESG should be at the forefront of every company’s strategy. How is Bermuda impacted… listen in to find out more!.

Stephen Weinstein was elected BDA Chair in 2020 and has been a member of the board since 2016. He currently serves as an advisor to RenaissanceRe having retired after two decades from his role as Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer. Stephen serves on several boards including Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), an independent U.S. nonprofit scientific research and educational organisation based in Bermuda, and the R Street Institute, a leading U.S. non-partisan policy organisation. He also serves on the President’s Advisory Counsel for the National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest non-profit conservation organisation, and is a member of Bermuda’s COVID-19 Economic Advisory Committee.

The complex global tax agreement uncovered

In this episode of the Navigate Series, we learn what is the global minimum tax agreement and what will it mean for Bermuda? Will Bermuda become a less attractive hub for international businesses in the future? Listen in to learn more!.

Will McCallum, Managing Director and Head of Tax at KPMG. Will provides a diverse range of U.S. tax compliance and advisory services to the insurance and reinsurance industry, including advising on tax efficient structures and assisting companies and shareholders in meeting U.S. tax compliant requirements.

Business Outlook 2022

This podcast is a an open discussion based on the Business Outlook Feature in the Royal Gazette. Join host Shivani Seth with the experts, where they discuss the economic outlook for Bermuda for 2022: In the words of Jonathan Kent “we need to think long term…”, with Nathan Kowalski reinforcing the need to support local business, and what actually lies in Bermuda’s future success? Listen in to learn more.

Jonathan Kent is a local Business contributor to RG Business, RG Mags and The Royal Gazette.
Nathan Kowalski is the new President of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce.
Shivani Seth is the Producer/Host of the RG Business Navigate Series.