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9 December 2015 Bermuda:Re/insurance+ILS BERMUDA’S RISING STARS element to it, the profession offers an opportunity to genuinely do some good, because at its core, we offer protection and peace of mind to vulnerable commercial and non-commercial clients. Further, as a lawyer, the ability to advise the team at Hamilton on an ever-evolving legal and regulatory environment, and to then see where that work fits into the wider business context, is rewarding and interesting. Do you think the industry is attractive to young professionals? I do think the industry is attractive, or at least it should be seen as such. Reinsurance extends beyond auto and home insurance, and concerns every exciting new development we hear about: cyber, climate change, drones, self-driving cars and even 3D printers have unique reinsurance issues to consider. Indeed, most events that we see on the evening news have reinsurance implications. As such, for my part, not only is the industry attractive and rewarding, it is also highly relevant to our daily lives. Do you think the reinsurance industry offers good opportunities and career development to young professionals? The industry does do a good job, and market groups such as the Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies and others have helped to facilitate access to the industry. However, the industry itself can only do so much: young professionals need to be proactive and seek out opportunities, because they do exist. Also, the majority of companies actively encourage their professionals to continue their education, such as through the Bermuda Insurance Institute so, in my view, there is a real opportunity to continue one’s career development and expand one’s knowledge, which can only be a good thing. What are your aspirations for the future? My aspirations are simple: I want to continue to learn and continue to offer value to the people I work with. If you’d chosen a different profession/career path, what would it have been? If I had not ended up in reinsurance, I probably would have considered a career as a writer. Of course, being a professional footballer for Liverpool Football Club would have been a pretty neat alternative as well! David Amaro Job title: Assistant vice president, staff attorney & senior claims analyst Company: Hamilton Re Career path David Amaro joined Hamilton Re in September 2014 as staff attorney & senior claims analyst. Prior to joining Hamilton Re, he was an in-house solicitor at Ark Syndicate Management Limited, a managing agent at Lloyd’s of London, where he provided in-house legal advice on various contentious and non-contentious insurance and reinsurance matters. Before joining Ark, Amaro worked as a trainee solicitor at Clyde & Co LLP’s London office from 2011 to 2013, where he completed his training contract. Amaro was admitted to the UK roll of solicitors in September 2013 and called to the Bermuda Bar in August 2014. Amaro holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (major in finance, with Distinction) from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, as well as a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Kent Law School in Canterbury, Kent, UK. Amaro completed the Legal Practice Course with Distinction at BPP Law School in London, UK. Amaro is the education officer for the Bermuda Under 40s Reinsurance Group and co-chair of the Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies Alumni Association. Why did you choose to go into the reinsurance industry? I was always interested in reinsurance. As a Bermudian, I was inevitably exposed to the industry from a young age, and it always seemed like an interesting career to pursue. What is particularly attractive for me is that, while there is the obvious commercial


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