Institutional Investors seeking alpha - a focus on insurance companies
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When: Thursday, March 1, 2018
5:00 PM
Where: Indian Harbor Yacht Club
710 Steamboat Road
Greenwich, Connecticut  06830
United States

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As central banks around the world pull back from their crisis era interventions and rates begin to move higher, will global markets will be entering a more normalized phase? If the answer is yes, then we believe that such an environment is conducive to hedge funds (the true active managers) and that as time goes by hedge fund management and active management will become synonymous terms.

Insurance companies around the world had $23 trillion in assets on their balance sheets at the end of 2016, according to research by the Insurance Asset Outsourcing Exchange. Of that total, nearly $2 trillion is outsourced to independent money managers. We expect that this amount will increase as returns in long equities become harder to secure.

Global insurance companies comprise one of the largest blocks of institutional investors, and one that we believe will be growing in importance to alternative investment managers. Some of you may have seen the news this month announcing that Blackstone Group was ramping up its insurance company coverage group.

Please join us on for our first members meeting of 2018, as we shine a spotlight on the insurance segment with two large global insurance firms, Axis Capital and Sompo International in a conversation about asset allocation and manager selection, all expertly moderated by Albourne America, one of the worlds few alternative investment consulting firms.


Jay Madia - Head of Risk Assets at AXIS Capital

Jay Madia is Head of Risk Assets at AXIS Capital, a Bermuda-based reinsurance and insurance company with $15 billion in assets under management.

Mr. Madia is in charge of investments in private credit, public and private equity, and real estate, globally. Previously, he was Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Bermuda-based PartnerRe Limited in the Greenwich, CT office. PartnerRe and AXIS had agreed to merge before PartnerRe was acquired by Exor N.V., the Turin, Italy-based Agnelli-Elkann family investment company.

Prior to PartnerRe, Mr. Madia spent the first half of his investment career at JPMorgan, Greenwich-based Forest Investment Management, and Morgan Stanley. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and attended Harvard College.


John H Reilly - Senior Vice President within the Investment Group at Sompo International

John H. Reilly is a Senior Vice President within the Investment Group at Sompo International. He has more than 25 years of investment experience, with a focus on asset allocation and risk management. His previous employers include PartnerRe,

Harvard Management Company and State Street Global Markets. John earned a BS in Finance from Boston College, and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM), and Professional Risk Manager (PRM).


Arabella Wuchek - Client Relationship Manager for Albourne

Arabella Wuchek is a Client Relationship Manager for Albourne, a global specialist consultant for alternative investments. Albourne advises on over $400 billion in assets across a wide range of investor types, including insurance companies.

She joined the Client Group at Albourne in 2010 from Akana Capital Management LP.

She holds a Master of Arts from New York University and a BA in Communication, Seton Hall University. She is a CAIA Charterholder.








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