Business Bermuda to host annual financial services conference in New York

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NEW YORK, USA — Business Bermuda will host its Annual New York Financial Services Conference on Wednesday at the Harvard Club of New York.

The conference will feature a keynote speech during lunch by Paula Cox, premier and minister of finance of Bermuda, who will be introduced by Sir Richard Gozney, the governor of Bermuda. The conference will highlight Bermuda’s numerous financial services offerings through panel sessions featuring high-level government officials, regulators and business executives including: Patrice Minors, minister of business development and tourism; Jeremy Cox, CEO of the Bermuda Monetary Authority; and, Gregory Wojciechowski, CEO of the Bermuda Stock Exchange.

Among the highlights this year, the conference will commence with two concurrent panel sessions on insurance and reinsurance and asset management, both under the theme, “Open for Business.”

Among the participants in the insurance and reinsurance panel sessions are: David Cash, CEO of Endurance and chairman of Business Bermuda; Susan Patschak, CEO of Canopius and Jonathan Kim, senior vice president and general counsel of Montpelier Re among several others.

The asset management panel session will have, for the first time, both service providers and fund managers including: Andrew Baron of Butterfield Bank; Sally-Anne Baron of Timber Capital; and Craig Bodenstab of Orbis Funds.

The morning will conclude with a plenary session on the topic of offshore business and Bermuda, which will include the release of a study on the economic relationship between Bermuda and the United States that was conducted by Dr Charles Ludolph, a senior economist and the former deputy assistant secretary of commerce for the United States.

Commenting on the conference, Cheryl Packwood, CEO of Business Bermuda said: “We are excited to return to New York and build on the strong business relationships and partnerships between Bermuda and the United States. We have a powerful line-up of speakers who will provide a wealth of information on the regulatory excellence, economic strength and intellectual capital in Bermuda that we are confident will demonstrate that our country stands apart as the premiere international business jurisdiction of choice.”

The conference will feature additional panel sessions following lunch and throughout the afternoon on a range of topics including: trusts, the convergence of hedge funds and reinsurance, private wealth, infrastructure, aircraft and shipping registry, hotel development and tourism, the capital markets and the legal and licensing requirements for doing business in Bermuda.

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