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Philipp Kusche joined TigerRisk Partners in April 2016 as Partner and Global Head of Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) and Capital Solutions. He has been a leading figure in the ILS sector for well over 15 years.
Tiger is a leading advisor on ILS structures, specifically having played a lead role in many of the sidecar structures developed over recent years.
Prior to joining Tiger, Philipp spent 14 years at Swiss Re, where he most recently was the Head of their ILS Structuring and Origination team in New York, responsible for and instrumental in creating and executing billions of dollars’ worth of CAT bonds, sidecars, contingent capital structures, and other alternative capital products for clients globally.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Bauhaus University in Germany and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute in Zurich (ETH). His Master’s Thesis, supported by Credit Suisse, was on public-private partnerships and their potential in Switzerland.
Chris Parry is responsible for structuring and managing RenaissanceRe's catastrophe joint ventures, including DaVinci, Upsilon, Vermeer, Top Layer and the Medici Fund. He also leads investor relations and capital raising for the Ventures function. Prior to joining RenaissanceRe in 2016, Mr. Parry was head of the International Capital Markets team at Aon Securities with a specific focus on insurance linked securities. Mr. Parry led several successful International cat bond and sidecar transactions. Prior to this, Mr. Parry gained 10 years of experience working with Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank as a structurer on the Alternative Risk Transfer desk and at Citigroup in London. Mr. Parry is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a BSc degree in Management Science from the University of Warwick.
Anthony Rettino serves as Founding Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager for Elementum Advisors, LLC and also serves as Director and CEO of Elementum (Bermuda) Ltd. Tony has managed a variety of reinsurance and risk-linked investment strategies since 1997. Prior to Elementum, he co-managed the reinsurance and risk-linked investments team at Stark Investments from September 2005 through November 2009. Tony earned a BBA in Accountancy with high honors from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA in Finance and Statistics with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status). Other career highlights:
Sharry serves as Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer for the Reinsurance Division and is the Head of US Property Facultative Reinsurance. Sharry has held numerous roles at Everest over the past nine years, including Senior Vice President of Property and Specialty and has headed our Weather Reinsurance Trading Division from 2011 to mid-2020.
Since joining Everest from Munich Re in 2011, Sharry has been instrumental in building out our profitable Treaty Property book. She was pivotal in the strategy and execution transitioning Everest from our old manual underwriting workflow process to the new paperless and automated system and underwriting platforms – both have been game changers for the Group. She chairs our Innovation Committee further driving technology to support the evolving needs of the business.
Outside of her day-to-day responsibilities, Sharry serves on the Board of Advisors for the Association of Professional Insurance Women. She was instrumental in establishing a mentorship program at Everest Re and has also mentored students at St. John’s University.
Sharry is a graduate of University of Delaware. She also has two daughters and lives in Somerset, NJ