Job title: Partner
Company: TigerRisk Partners
Kerry Nash began her reinsurance
career in 2004 with Paragon
Strategic Solutions, a subsidiary of
Benfield Group (now Aon Benfield)
as a reinsurance analyst, where she
provided consulting services for
property and casualty insurance
and reinsurance companies. After
a year, Nash transitioned to a
catastrophe modelling role.
During her tenure at Aon
Benfield, Nash was responsible for
training analysts and clients on catastrophe modelling methodologies
and practices, analysing complex commercial portfolios, and assisting
Florida startups with targeted exposure management initiatives and
Citizens’ depopulation efforts.
Nash joined TigerRisk Partners in 2009. She spent her first four
years at TigerRisk focused on growing the firm’s analytic capabilities
and resources. Nash has been an integral part of developing tools,
customised products, and processes for the catastrophe modelling
team and played a lead role in several cat consulting engagements
that ultimately helped expand Tiger’s analytics platform.
In 2012, Nash shifted her focus to the broking side and joined the
North American current client team. She is currently responsible for
the strategic design, placement, and management of various property
catastrophe reinsurance programmes and is engaged with companies
ranging from large global nationals to regional specialists.
In addition to her reinsurance advisory role, Nash is head of best
practices for the NA reinsurance team and head of marketing for
She received a BA in business management with a minor in English
from Gustavus Adolphus College.
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Job title: Chief executive officer
Company: Wilton Re Bermuda
Sylvia Oliveira is chief executive
officer of Wilton Re Bermuda, where
she works with clients to enhance
their value through the reinsurance
and acquisition of inforce blocks
of life insurance products. Oliveira
is also chief risk officer for the
Wilton Re group, where she has
implemented and oversees the
global ERM framework.
As a director of BILTIR
(Bermuda International Life
Insurers and Reinsurers) and a director of ABIC (Association of
Bermuda International Companies), Oliveira advocates for the
Bermuda business community and its growing life reinsurance
sector, endorsing the Bermuda jurisdiction in industry articles and
international speaking engagements. Under her directorship, BILTIR
has developed a framework to foster local talent through Lunch &
Learns and tutoring for high schoolers, and a BILTIR scholarship and
a summer internship programme for Bermudian university students.
Oliveira has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry,
including seven years at John Hancock in Boston and nine years at
Chubb Tempest Life Re in Bermuda, working with a broad range of
life insurance and reinsurance product lines.
She has been listed among the Influential Women in Re/insurance
by Intelligent Insurer and the Influential Women of Bermuda by
She co-authored “Actuarial Aspects of ERM for Insurance
Companies” as part of the enterprise and financial risk committee of
the International Actuarial Association.
Oliveira is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Chartered
Financial Analyst. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in
mathematics from Boston University.
She is part of the WeSpeak Committee, a group with the goal of
giving women the confidence to speak up and speak out in corporate
communities. WeSpeak provides a supportive environment for women
across all industries to enhance presentation skills and to build
confidence through coaching, learning and speaking opportunities.
She is also a member of the local chapters of YPO (Young Presidents
Organisation), the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Society, and
100 Women in Finance.
She is currently responsible for the strategic
design, placement, and management of
various property catastrophe reinsurance
Under her directorship, BILTIR has developed
a framework to foster local talent.
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