Sponsors & Exhibitors
AIR Worldwide Corporation (AIR) is the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services. AIR founded the catastrophe modeling industry in 1987 and today models the risk from natural catastrophes and terrorism in more than 50 countries. More than 400 insurance, reinsurance, financial, corporate and government clients rely on AIR software and services for catastrophe risk management, insurance-linked securities, detailed site-specific wind and seismic engineering analyses, and property replacement cost valuation. AIR is a member of the ISO family of companies and is headquartered in Boston with additional offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.air-worldwide.com.
Established in 1971 the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) is now the leading fully electronic offshore securities market. The Exchange specializes in listing and trading of capital market instruments such as equities, debt issues, funds, hedge funds, derivative warrants and Insurance Linked Securities. The BSX is an Approved Stock Exchange status under Australia's Foreign Investment Fund (FIF) taxation rules, Designated Investment Exchange status by the UK's Financial Services Authority and in December of 2007 was granted Recognised Stock Exchange by the UK HM Revenue and Customs. In February 2008 the BSX became a member of America's Central Securities Depository Association. tel: 441-292-7212.
Centurion Fund Managers
Established in 1994 by David Rawson-Mackenzie, Centurion is a financial services company specialising in alternative investments and providing tax structuring and advisory services to high net worth clients.
Centurion Fund Managers, the fund management division of Centurion, was established in 1999 and launched its first life settlement fund, Defined Return Fund, in 2002. Since then, Centurion has launched two additional life settlement funds, Argent Fund and Life Settlement Strategy Fund, listed respectively on the Luxembourg Euro MTF and the Channel Islands Stock Exchange. Today, with over $400m under management, Centurion’s longevity funds have consistently delivered stable returns to our investors over the past 7 years.
As pioneer in the longevity asset class, Centurion was the first fund manager to include longevity swaps in its investment portfolio. Recognising the need to offer a more diversified portfolio of structured products with high yield and low correlation to market in its investment funds, Centurion is rapidly expanding its offerings by moving into both the micro-longevity and macro-longevity spaces.
For over 25 years, Coventry has been redefining insurance. Founded in 1982, Coventry began as an insurance marketing, product development and policy administration firm. Known as a leading innovator in the industry, Coventry assisted insurance carriers in the development of product, software and distribution. It established itself as one of the top corporate life insurance companies in America during the 1990s, servicing over 70,000 policies for its corporate clients. In 1998, Coventry created the secondary market for life insurance in the United States and coined the term "life settlement".
As the market leader, Coventry has structured and financed transactions representing more than $25 billion of death benefit and has been a key driver behind the market's rapid growth. Today, Coventry is the largest purchaser and servicer in the longevity and mortality market, employing more than 200 people. Based in Pennsylvania, Coventry was the first secondary market firm to earn Standard and Poor's highest servicer ranking (2004 and reaffirmed in 2006). In 2005, Coventry was first in revenue in the insurance category of the annual Inc. 500 listing of the fastest growing private companies in America.
EQECAT Inc., an affiliate of ABSG Consulting Inc., is the leading authority on extreme-risk modeling and analysis for catastrophe bonds and ILWs. eCAT is a natural catastrophe risk tool designed to help investors in insurance-linked securities efficiently manage a portfolio of correlated and un-correlated risks. EQECAT offers the most accurate, up-to-date natural and man-made catastrophe risk estimation models and continues the advancement of understanding natural catastrophe and risk finance. EQECAT’s WORLDCATenterprise™ platform includes 177 natural hazard software models for 89 countries spanning six continents, and is based on the latest developments in mathematics, engineering, physics, and other scientific research.
The RBS Group is a large international banking and financial services company. Headquartered in Edinburgh, the Group operates in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Americas and Asia, serving more than 40 million customers. The Group provides a wide range of products and services to personal, commercial and large corporate and institutional customers through its two principal subsidiaries, The Royal Bank of
Scotland and NatWest, as well as through a number of other well known brands including, Citizens, Ulster Bank, Coutts, Direct Line and Churchill.