[SRA Live Webinar] Demystifying ILS

“Demystifying ILS”

An online webinar organised by the SRA Education Sub-Committee


DATE / TIME:                   Tuesday, 28 September 2021

                                           2.00pm – 3.30pm

WEBINAR OUTLINE:    The SRA Education Sub-Committee (ESC) has been organising an annual educational seminar to raise awareness of our younger generation of industry practitioners on topics that are pertinent to our industry. Over the past few years, these seminars had focused on topics such as Cyber Risks (2x), InsurTech and on ‘Urbanisation: Risk & Resilience’ at our last in-person seminar in Sep 2019.

This year, the ESC will be organising a 90-minute webinar entitled ‘Demystifying ILS’, featuring presentations by a reinsurer, lawyer and a sponsor, followed by a panel discussion, which aims is to raise awareness of Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) as a product class – how it operates, its applications, how it is arranged, the recent issues, etc.

Speaker – Panellists

Simon Goh

Partner and Head of Insurance & Reinsurance Practice Group, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Jonathan Paradine

CEO, Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd., DaVinci Reinsurance Ltd. (Singapore Branch)

William Ho

CEO, MS Amlin Asia Pacific, Head of Reinsurance - Asia


James Beedle

CEO, Partner Re Asia



1.45pm – 2.00pm


2.00pm – 2.05pm


Mr James Beedle

SRA Education Sub-Committee Convenor

Chief Executive Officer

Partner Re Asia

2.05pm – 2.25pm


Mr Jon Paradine

Chief Executive

Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd.

DaVinci Reinsurance Ltd.

(Singapore Branch)

Proposed Scope:

    • History and evolution of the ILS and third-party capital markets
    • Types of ILS products and structures (e.g., cat bonds, side cars, collateralise structures, etc) and their pros and con’s
    • Who are the key participants?

      Opinion on future developments in this sector

2.25pm – 2.45pm


Mr Simon Goh

LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

Partner and Head of Insurance & Reinsurance Practice Group, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Proposed Scope:

o        Regulatory provisions facilitating the ILS product

o        Updates on the issues completed and, in the


o        Lessons learnt from the issues completed to date

o        Capacity building initiatives to raise general


           awareness of ILS class of products

o        Update on MAS solicitation efforts to encourage

          sponsors to use SG as issuing hub


2.45pm – 3.05pm


Mr William Ho

Chief Executive Officer

MS Amlin Asia Pacific

Proposed Scope:

o        Details relating to MS Amlin’s recent Phoenix 1

          issuance, e.g., purpose, scope, etc

3.05pm – 3.25pm

Panel Discussion and Q&A session

3.25pm – 3.30pm

Closing Remarks & Wrap-up