The programme for the Insurance Investor Live | North America 2021 is currently in production. We look forward to announcing our speaker line-up shortly. If you would like to participate in a keynote presentation or panel debate, please contact Dominique Kistan, Production Manager, at dominiquekistan@clearpathanalysis.com.

At our Virtual Summit in 2020, we were delighted to welcome the following speakers to our online stage:

Shawn Bengtson

Shawn Bengtson

Chief Investment Officer, Woodmen Life

Shamaila Khan

Shamaila Khan

Head of Emerging Market Debt, Alliance Bernstein

Rip Reeves

Rip Reeves

Chief Investment Officer & Treasurer, Aegis

Pramila Agrawal

Pramila Agrawal

PhD, CFA, VP, Portfolio Manager, Director of Custom Income Strategies, Loomis Sayles

Pramila Agrawal co-manages assets with investment teams and collaborates with clients to design customized solutions. Pramila joined Loomis Sayles in 2007 as an analyst in the quantitative research risk analysis group. Later, she joined the relative return team as a strategist and was promoted to portfolio manager for the buy & maintain strategies in 2018. In 2019, Pramila was promoted to portfolio manager and head of the CIS group.

Pflaum Eric

Pflaum Eric

Director, Insurance, MetLife Investment Management

Eric Pflaum is a member of the MetLife Investment Management (MIM)’s Institutional Client Group working primarily with insurance companies and focusing on private assets and fixed income investment strategies. Eric earned a BSBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder, is a CFA® charterholder and is licensed with FINRA.

Peter Cornax

Peter Cornax

Senior Insurance Investment Strategist, AllianceBernstein L.P

Pawel Mosakowski

Pawel Mosakowski

Managing Principal, Summit Place Advisers LLC

Pawel Mosakowski is a portfolio manager, trader and a risk manager. He has spent over 15 years in the institutional fixed income business and is a Founder and Managing Principal at Summit Place Advisers LLC, a consulting platform advising clients on issues related to investment processes and risk management. Most recently Pawel was a Senior Portfolio Advisor at MassMutual Investment Management and prior to that he managed a multi-billion dollar portfolio at Deutsche Bank’s Credit Portfolio Strategies Group. Pawel successfully navigated the portfolio throughout the financial crisis and beyond and under his leadership DB CPSG was awarded Risk Magazine’s Credit Portfolio Manager of the Year distinction three times. Pawel earned his MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and previously studied Mechanical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology.

Park Benjamin

Park Benjamin

VP Credit Research-Energy/Basics, MetLife Investment Management

Park Benjamin is a sector leader overseeing the Energy and Basic Materials sectors for MetLife Investment Management’s (MIM) Public Fixed Income global credit research team. Park has been with MIM since 2012, originally joining MetLife in 2001 as a credit research associate. Prior to MIM, Park worked with the fixed income team at State Street Global Advisors and has 24 years of buyside experience.

Nikita Singhal

Nikita Singhal

Co-Head of Sustainable Investment & ESG, Lazard Asset Management

Nikita Singhal is the Co-Head of Sustainable Investment and ESG at Lazard Asset Management. Nikita oversees the firm’s ESG integration strategy. She works closely with analysts and portfolio managers to enhance their investment processes and on launching new strategies. She co-chairs the firm’s ESG Steering Group and sits on the firm’s Proxy Voting Committee. She also leads client engagement and thought leadership on ESG topics. Previously, Nikita worked on the Sustainability Leaders Fund at ClearBridge Investments, covering renewable energy and other high sustainability companies while also helping execute on the firm’s overall ESG strategy. Prior to that, she was a Director at the Heron Foundation where she was focused on deploying and managing their $300mm endowment across asset classes. She has also worked at IFC’s (World Bank Group) infrastructure private equity group and started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs. Nikita holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is an executive board member of CECP’s CEO Investor Forum and Bloomberg’s ESG Advisory group. She is also an emeritus board member of the Human Impacts Institute, a non-profit organization aimed at using arts and culture to inspire environmental action for social good.

Ken Shinoda

Ken Shinoda

CFA, Head of Non-Agency RMBS Team & Chairman of Structured Products Committee, DoubleLine

Mr. Shinoda joined DoubleLine at inception in 2009. He is Chairman of the Structured Products Committee and oversees the non-Agency RMBS team specializing in investing in non-Agency mortgage-backed securities, residential whole loans and other mortgage-related opportunities. He is co-Portfolio Manager on the Total Return, Opportunistic Income, Income, Opportunistic MBS and Strategic MBS strategies. He is also lead Portfolio Manager overseeing the Mortgage Opportunities private funds. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and is a CFA® charterholder.

Kashif Siddiqui

Kashif Siddiqui

Chief Investment Officer at Risk Management Foundation, Harvard Medical Institutions

Kashif Siddiqui, CFA, is the Chief Investment Officer at CRICO who has over 20 years of Investment and Financial Management experience working in multinational firms, including MetLife and Marsh & McLennan. Experiences in investment include portfolio management, asset liability management, strategy and asset allocation, and selection of investment managers. In financial management, Mr. Siddiqui has been involved in managing foreign exchange risk, cash flows, investment valuations, and funding of operating entities.

James Welch

James Welch

Principal Taxable Municipal Bond Portfolio Manager, Principal Global Investors

James joined Principal Global Fixed Income in 2014, bringing over twenty years of fixed income experience, with knowledge across a spectrum of municipal strategies. During his career, he had particular emphasis on lower investment grade and high yield municipals and has been recognized by Lipper Analytical for best in class municipal bond fund performance, including high yield tax exempts. James previously served as a senior portfolio manager at Castleton Partners, and at Standish Mellon Asset Management where he managed over $10 billion in tax exempt and taxable portfolios. James received a BA in economics from Pennsylvania State University.

Jack Bishop

Jack Bishop

Principal Life General Account PM, Principal Financial Group

Bishop joined Principal in 1995. Prior to his current role as a portfolio manager, he held a variety of quantitative and asset-liability management positions within Principal Global Investors (the asset management arm of Principal) and Principal Life Insurance Company. He received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and secondary education from Simpson College.

Ian Bowman

Ian Bowman

VP Credit Research, MetLife Investment Management

Ian Bowman is a sector leader overseeing the Consumer and Healthcare sectors for MetLife Investment Management’s (MIM) Public Fixed Income global credit research team. Ian joined MIM in September 2017, in connection with the acquisition of Logan Circle Partners (LCP) and has over 18 years of buyside credit research experience.

Greg Lutz

Greg Lutz

Head of US Asset Liability Management, Allianz

Gregg has 20+ years of experience with five separate Fortune 100 financial services companies. His experience includes investment management, risk management, and corporate finance. He currently leads the Allianz Investment Management ALM team that provides asset and liability analysis for Allianz Life’s $130 BN fixed income asset portfolio.Gregg has an undergraduate degree in quantitative econometrics and holds an MBA from The Ohio State University Fischer School of Business.

Eric Golberg

Eric Golberg

Investment Committee Chair, ELCA Foundation

Eric R. Golberg has spent 30 years at the intersection of global capital markets, alternative investments, and Asia-Pacific Japan. He currently serves as Chair of the Investment Committee for the ELCA Foundation’s endowment fund, and was most recently Director and Portfolio Manager at Nippon Life Global Investors Americas.

Brian Funk

Brian Funk

Head of Global Research, MetLife Investment Management

Brian Funk is the head of credit research for MetLife Investment Management (MIM) Public Fixed Income. In this role he overseas research for the corporate and municipal sectors.Brian joined MIM in September 2017, in connection with the acquisition of Logan Circle Partners (LCP) by MetLife. Prior to joining LCP in 2007, he was the director of research for the fixed income team at Delaware Investments. Prior to joining Delaware Investments, Brian served as a research analyst for Conseco Capital Management’s fixed income group, specializing in paper, forest products, chemicals, and special situations regarding distressed debt analysis. He has 23 years of industry experience. Brian received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Colgate University. He is a CFA® charterholder.

Amanda Wilson

Amanda Wilson

CFA - Managing Director, Head of US and Canada Institutional Sales & Relationship Management, Principal Global Investors

Mandy is responsible for leading the strategic direction and growth of the North American institutional client business for Principal Global Investors. She has spent her career focused on providing investment solutions to insurance companies and other institutional investors. Prior to joining PGI, Mandy spent more than 16 years at JP Morgan Asset Management, most recently leading their Canada and Central US Institutional team, and previously building and leading their North America Relationship Management team. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematical methods in social sciences from Northwestern University. Mandy holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Adi Divgi

Adi Divgi

Head of Alternative Investments, Catalina Re

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