What they say
The lectures and course materials are robust, covering the topic from different perspectives, i.e. investor, issuer, etc.
I am completing my dissertation on alternative risk transfer and this course is providing a wealth of information."
Well-paced and twice-weekly consistency ensures good retention of learning.Systematic delivery and good course structure - no other platform as such. My prior experiences trying to search for information has been very challenging and time-consuming and the course is an effective and efficient means to learn.
Warm class atmosphere where open dialogue is encouraged and all questions are welcome. Small, inclusive class size, great starting point to know people with similar professional/academic interests. Direct access to guest speakers who are market and academic professionals as well."
It was a great, timely opportunity to be part of this unique ILS program with excellent teaching faculty and guest lecturers.
My favorite parts of this program were: detailed analysis of some recent cat bonds and other ILS asset classes and insights about the role of ILS from multiple perspectives – asset managers, (re)insurers, and sovereign risk transfer.
Overall, it was a very enriching experience!"
Gostaria de agradecer a Kirill Savrassov e Toby Pughe pelo entusiamo e visão em criar o primeiro curso certificado global em ILS ministrado, e todo o esforço dedicado para que nos dessem todas as perspectivas da cadeia ILS, bem como a importância que tem nas Catástrofe e outros mercados e como este tipo de Transferência Alternativa de Risco (ART) pode ajudar governos e economias em diferentes eventos catastróficos e como as seguradoras e resseguradoras também o utilizam. E, claro, qual é o ponto de vista do investidor nisso tudo.
Kirill e Toby ainda estão fazendo um importante trabalho e esforço para aumentar o apoio que este curso internacional já obteve de várias associações e universidades internacionais.
Muito obrigado por esta experiência e grata por ter conhecido todos vocês."
The course helped me not only to understand the ILS market and its fundamental but also how to view a particular product (eg: Cat bond) from the perspective of all parties involved such as the investor, sponsors and intermediaries etc.
The best part of the course was touching all aspects of ILS branches and practical knowledge of the lecturers. Its also worth mentioning that the wealth of repository offered for the course adds value to my understanding for long run."
Increasingly, the topic of climate and disaster risk finance and insurance and its many advantages is being discussed among national and local governments, the private sector and civil society and within the wider development partner landscape.
No single approach promises to be a "silver bullet" in responding to some of the greatest challenges of our time, however-- the course instructors manage, equipped with excellent facilitation skills, patience and expertise, to conceptually blend ILS as a specific asset class and risk transfer solution into an integrated approach towards resilience building efforts. This helps bring together a wide array of "communities" of professionals whose background and language may differ vastly and thus addresses a critical gap in capacity development and higher education.
The course, "Fundamentals of Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS)" assisted me in to further building and elaborating in-depth knowledge on this innovative modality of risk transfer and convergence with the capital markets that is certainly unique in its offering and comes with a plethora of shared materials, lectures and a warm and embracing style of delivery of the topic at hand.
I can only recommend this whole-heartedly to anyone who is currently looking into solutions to further close the global protection gap and their knowledge thereof.”