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Lifeils 2023

What happened at LifeILS 2022

Life ILS Conference | 2022 returns to London. Join us for insightful debate and presentations on the future of mortality and longevity risk.

Hosted by ELSA, this must-attend conference will bring industry peers together to cover the latest market insights, news and trends in the Life ILS space. The agenda will focus on insightful content from active market participants covering such issues as;

  • The global opportunity that the life risk markets presents and where we can expect to see more demand and innovation.
  • The development of new opportunities to transfer longevity and mortality risk and the utilization of secondary markets to create additional liquidity.
  • Ageing and Equality. Understanding the implications of mortality rate variations amongst different cohorts.
  • Health innovation and life risk. Discussing the latest advancements in mortality improvement technology, research and treatment and its long term impact on the future of life risk.

For more information please reach out to ELSA Executive Director Chris Wells on

The conference is planned to be held over a full-day at EY’s Canary Wharf offices in London, UK.
We will be bringing over 100 market participants together for an insightful day of Life ILS content and networking opportunities.
The Life ILS conference will bring a range of speakers together to present on the future of mortality and longevity risk

Secondary Life Markets | 2023

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A unique opportunity to help you showcase your firm, build new relationships and develop your brand recognition.

Put your business in the spotlight and engage and interact with the Life ILS industry at this unique event.

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What you will hear


Time (BST) Title Venue Speakers & Sponsors
08:00-09:00 Welcome Coffee

Sponsored by Club Vita

EY Churchill Place Sponsored by Club Vita
09:00-09:05 Welcome from our Conference Chair EY Churchill Place Mark Godson of EY
09:05-09:30 Keynote Presentation

The global importance of understanding the future of longevity risk.

EY Churchill Place Dr. Pablo Antolin Nicolas of OECD
09:30-10:00 Discussion Panel

Considering Life as a standalone asset class.

EY Churchill Place Chaired by Chris Anderson of EY

Joined by panellists

Andrew Plevin of BroadRiver Asset Management

Luca Tres of Guy Carpenter

10:00-10:30 Presentation

A reflection on the impact of COVID-19 on the Life Risk markets.

EY Churchill Place Matthew Edwards of Willis Towers Watson
10:30-10:50 Morning Coffee Break

Sponsored by Asset Servicing Group LLC

EY Churchill Place Sponsored by Asset Servicing Group LLC
10:50-12:10 Presentation Session

Organic growth and new market growth – Where are we seeing Life Risk opportunities?

EY Churchill Place Chaired by Liz Bury of Trading Risk

With presentations from

Adam Robinson of Securis Investment Partners

Michael Freedman of Lighthouse Life Solutions

Rhian Littlewood of Standard Life

12:10-12:50 Discussion Panel

Life Risk holders as investors – A natural hedge or compounding risk?

EY Churchill Place Chaired by Javier Rivas of Rock Lake Advisors

Joined by panellists

Bill Corry of Corry Capital Advisors

Dan Knipe of Kilter Finance

12:50-13:40 Lunch

Sponsored by BroadRiver Asset Management

EY Churchill Place Sponsored by BroadRiver Asset Management
13:40-15:00 Presentation Session

Ageing Equally – Convergent and divergent patterns.

EY Churchill Place Chaired by Phil Hall of Longevity Holdings

With Presentations from

Jay Olshansky of Lapetus Solutions

David Finch of The Health Foundation

Guy Coughlan of the Universities Superannuation Scheme

15:00-15:40 A discussion on…
Healthcare Trends and their implications to Life Risk investors.
EY Churchill Place Chaired by Paul Kitson of PwC

Joined by

Nicola Oliver of Medical Intelligence

15:40-16:00 Afternoon Coffee Break

Sponsor TBA

EY Churchill Place Sponsor to be confirmed
16:00-17:20 Presentation Session

Structuring challenges and opportunities in the Life Risk markets.

EY Churchill Place Chaired by Nicholas Bugler of Willkie Farr & Gallagher

With presentations from

Gokul Sudarsana of Hudson Structured Capital Management

Ailish Finnerty of Arthur Cox LLP

David Burton of EY

17:20-18:00 Discussion Panel

Commoditization of Life Risk – If Life Risk is an asset class how do we make it more tradeable?

EY Churchill Place Chaired by Jennifer Haid of Club Vita

Joined by panellists

Stephen Richards of Longevitas

Scott Willkomm of Life Equity

Phil Kane of Leadenhall Capital

18:00-20:00 Networking Reception

Sponsored by Corry Capital Advisors

EY Churchill Place Sponsored by Corry Capital Advisors
Who you will meet

Speakers include

Adam Robinson website
Adam Robinson

Chief Underwriting Officer at Securis Investment Partners

Ailish Finnerty
Ailish Finnerty

Partner at Arthur Cox

Andrew Plevin

Co-CEO and Founder at BroadRiver Asset Management

William Corry website
Bill Corry

Owner of Corry Capital Advisors

Chris Anderson website
Chris Anderson

Dan Knipe - Kilter
Dan Knipe

David Burton website
David Burton

David Finch

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Gokul Sudarsana

Managing Director at HSCM Bermuda Management Company

Guy-Coughlan - USS
Guy Coughlan

Senior Strategic Adviser – Risk and Investment at Universities Superannuation Scheme

Javier Rivas

Managing Director at Rock Lake Advisors

Jay Olshansky

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Lapetus Solutions, Inc.

Jennifer Haid

Liz Bury

Luca Tres

Head of EMEA Strategic Risk and Capital Life Solutions at Guy Carpenter

Mark Godson - EY
Mark Godson

Head of Actuarial at EY

Matthew Edwards
Matthew Edwards

Actuary at Willis Towers Watson

Michael Freedman - Lighthouse Life
Michael Freedman

Chief Executive Officer at Lighthouse Life Solutions, LLC

Nicholas Bugler - WFG
Nicholas Bugler

Partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP

Nicola Oliver

Director of Life and Health at Medical Intelligence

Pablo Antolin
Pablo Antolin Nicolas

Principal Economist, Head of the Private Pension Unit and Deputy Head of the OECD Consumer Finance, Insurance, Pension Division at OECD

Paul Kitson

Partner at PwC

Phil Hall

Manager of Product and Business Development at Longevity Holdings LLC

Phil Kane - Leadenhall
Phil Kane

Managing Partner, Principal Trading and Senior Credit Officer at Leadenhall Capital Partners

Rhian Littlewood - Phoenix Group
Rhian Littlewood

Senior Business Development Manager at Standard Life

Scott Willkomm

Chief Executive Officer of Life Equity, LLC

Stephen Richards

Managing Director of Longevitas

The Venue

EY Canary Wharf

Hosted in EY’s dedicated conference space, the auditorium boasts sweeping views across Canary Wharf, the Thames and Greater London.

Address: EY, 25 Churchill Place
The Auditorium, London, E14 5EY