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Based on a market research exercise designed by insurers, for insurers, the Insurance Asset Management Summit is the must-attend event for senior decision makers involved in the allocation and management of the investable capital of insurance groups.

Whilst the Speaker line-up for 2019 is yet to be announced, we are proud to share the profiles of our 2018 Speakers below.

For more information about the available speaking opportunities at the Insurance Asset Management Summit, please contact zoifletcher@clearpathanalysis.com



Head of Investment, Direct Line Group

Atanas joined Direct Line Group in 2012 to help establish and run the company’s investment function after its separation form RBS. After graduating from the European Business School in London in 1994 he worked as a fixed income analyst for ABN AMRO Hoare Govett and as a proprietary trader at S-E-Banken. Later he joined Fiduciary Trust (later part of Franklin Templeton) to set up the Euro High Yield Fund which he ran for six years. Prior to joining Direct Line he managed global bond portfolios for the Kuwait Investment Office
and Charles Taylor Investment Management.

Atanas Christev

Nicholas Gartside


Chief Investment Officer, Munich Re

Nicholas Gartside is a Member of the Board of Management of Munich Re.

As Chief Investment Officer, Nicholas Gartside is responsible for the whole Asset Management of Munich Re (Group) whose asset manager, MEAG, currently has assets to the value of around €254bn under management.

Prior to taking over responsibility as CIO, Nicholas worked as International Chief Investment Officer at JP Morgan Asset Management and held various positions within Schroder Investment Management and Mercury Asset Management in London.

Nicholas earned a Master in Philosophy, International Relations from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Arts, History and Politics from the University of Durham, England.


Investment Director, Insurance Specialist, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Bruce is currently an Investment Director developing Aberdeen Standard Investment's global insurance business.

He is an Executive with broad financial services experience including corporate finance, international business development, especially the Indian insurance business HDFC Standard Life and Indian strategic investments. He has risk management and insurance/banking regulatory development experience, including chairing the Association of British Insurer’s Solvency II Committee through Solvency II implementation.

A graduate of Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities, he is a UK and Indian actuary, a Council Member of the UK profession and has co-authored a highly regarded book on economic capital that has been translated into Mandarin and commonly used in China.


Ed Palmer


EMEA Chief Investment Officer, MetLife

Ed Palmer is Regional Chief Investment Officer for EMEA Investments. He was appointed to this position in June 2017. Prior to assuming his current position, he was Managing Director and Head of Credit for EMEA Investments.

Mr Palmer has 21 years’ experience across investment banking, credit ratings and insurance asset management. In his current role he is responsible for approximately $53bn of assets managed from the London office.

Prior to joining MetLife in 2006, Ed was a Senior Analyst at Moody’s. Before joining Moody’s, Ed spent several years at Barclays working in investment banking.

Mr Palmer holds a B.A. in European Studies (Economics and Politics) from the University of Manchester.


Chief Investment Officer, Pool Re

Ian has been Pool Re’s Chief Investment Officer since joining in 2011. As CIO he is responsible for the development and implementation of investment strategy, strategic asset allocation and the monitoring of the range of managers through whom Pool Re invests. Prior to joining Pool Re as CIO, Ian was Managing Director of Butterfield Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Butterfield Bank. The asset management subsidiary provided investment management services to high net worth individuals, institutions and retail clients.

Ian Coulman

Jerome Haegeli


Group Chief Economist - Managing Director, Swiss Re

As Group Chief Economist for Swiss Re, Jérôme is responsible for the economic and insurance market research. The economic research functions include the macro and interest rate forecasts and associated consulting services for the Group.

Jérôme is active in external committees and roundtable discussions with policymakers in strengthening the positive dual role of the insurance sector as a long-term investor and risk absorber, especially on the infrastructure and long-term investment front.


Deputy Head of Policy Department, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)

Justin Wray is Deputy Head of the Policy Department and Head of the Insurance Policy Unit of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA).

At EIOPA Justin has been responsible for the provision of advice on the IORP II directive, EIOPA's technical standards and guidelines required under the Solvency II directive.

Before joining EIOPA in May 2011, Justin worked at the UK Pensions Regulator in a number of operational and policy roles including as Head of Pensions Administration and Governance.

Prior to this, Justin worked at the UK Treasury on financial services regulation and international debt issues, and at the UK Department for International Development.

Justin holds bachelors and masters degrees in economics (Universities of Southampton and Warwick), and an MBA from Cranfield University.

Justin Wray

Corrado Pistarino


Chief Investment Officer, Foresters Friendly Society

Corrado Pistarino has more than 20 years experience in capital market. He is Chief Investment Officer at Foresters Friendly Society.

Previously to his current positions, he was Head of Insurance LDI at Aviva Investors, responsible for over £10bn of insurance funds and £30bn of derivatives exposure.

His previous employers include Deutsche Bank, Dresden Kleinwort and ABN AMRO Bank. He worked in structuring/trading and client coverage, with a focus on ALM and capital management solutions.

Corrado has a degree in Physics from Turin University and a Master in Finance from London Business School.


Managing Director, SS&C Technologies

Scott Kurland is a Managing Director at SS&C Technologies, and Global Head of Product & Marketing for SS&C Singularity, the industry’s first intelligent, AI-driven investment operations and accounting solution. Prior to joining SS&C, Mr. Kurland served as Managing Director and Head of Workflow Technology at ITG in New York, overseeing the firm’s trading and analytics software, global FIX network and post-trade processing platforms - servicing some of the world’s largest asset managers and hedge funds. A 20+ year veteran and serial entrepreneur in the financial services industry, Mr. Kurland was a co-founder of Elephant eXpress, where he launched one of the first listed alternative trading systems in conjunction with the National Stock Exchange, as well as a Co-Founder and Head of Product Development at ESP Technologies, where he pioneered the concept of Single Ticket

Clearing and was granted two patents for innovative post-trade aggregation and settlement software he created for the global asset management community. Mr. Kurland received his finance degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Scott Kurland

Mike Tumilty


Global Chief Operating Officer, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Mike joined Standard Life as a graduate trainee in 1994 and is responsible for all aspects of Operations across the whole of Standard Life Aberdeen on a global basis. This includes the management of our major outsource providers like Citi, BNPP & DST. Mike also has overall responsibility for Platform Operations in the UK.

Mike previously had senior roles in Mutual Funds Operations, SLI Change Management and Investment Operations. He was appointed to the SLI Board as Executive Director of Operations in August 2010, a role which expanded with the merger of SLI and Aberdeen Asset Management in 2017. Mike took up his current appointment as Global Chief Operating Officer for Standard Life Aberdeen on 13 March 2019.

Mike is a retired football referee, having taken charge of 60 Scottish Premier League games during his 10 years operating at the top level of Scottish Football. He is married to Anne and has two children, Ethan and Levi.


Investment Director, Insurance Specialist, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Professional biography pending.

Debbie Mckay

Erik Ranberg


Chief Investment Officer, Gjensidige

Professional biography pending.


Chief Investment Officer, AIG

Jeremy is Chief Investment Officer of AIG Asset Management (Europe) Limited, and is responsible for developing strategic asset allocation and Managing Investment portfolios. Jeremy joined AIG in 2002, and has carried out a number of roles in both portfolio construction and management, executive management, and most extensively in credit research. In addition to developing investment strategies and constructing portfolios for property and casualty and life companies, Jeremy has extensive experience of managing pension schemes, covering both defined benefit and defined contribution structures, both as Chair of Trustees and as Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining AIG, Jeremy worked for a number of Asset Management companies including Jardines and Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where his responsibilities were primarily focused within the fixed income asset class. Jeremy holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance from Nottingham Business School, and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Jeremy Baldwin

Jonathan Webb


Senior Vice President, PIMCO

Professional biography pending.


Group Chief Risk Officer, Tokio Marine Kiln

Professional biography pending.

Vivek Syal

Nick Dixon


Investment Director, AEGON UK

Professional biography pending.


Enterprise Sales, Clearwater Analytics

Ryan has been with Clearwater since 2010, working primarily with insurers to transform their investment operations, data management, accounting and reporting. Ryan has successfully served in several roles during his time at Clearwater including account manager and client services manager working across multiple large global client partnerships. This experience has given him a deep understanding of client needs and current market challenges. He has deep knowledge of how to improve processes, and works with teams to ensure they receive the highest quality investment accounting and reporting available. Ryan has a bachelor’s in economics and business leadership from the University of Puget Sound.

Ryan Brassey

Stephen Acheson


Global Head of Insurance, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Professional biography pending.


Global Chief Operating Officer, AXA

Professional biography pending.

Joseph Pinto

William Nicoll


Head of Institutional Fixed Income, M&G Investments

William was appointed Head of Institutional Fixed Income in March 2019. Prior to this he served as Co-head of Alternative Credit where he was responsible for the development of various products including credit solutions for institutional investors, social housing and other aspects of non-bank lending.

William joined M&G in 2004. Prior to this, William was Head of European Credit at Henderson Global Investors and before this had worked at Cazenove & Co in corporate bond research and fund management.

William graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University with a degree in Natural Sciences. He is a CFA charter-holder and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.


Chief Operating Officer, Charles Taylor Investment Management

Professional biography pending.

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