Thu, 26 Aug | Ascots Restaurant


Table Talk 2021 is a monthly series of discussion forums designed to connect and empower women from all levels in the reinsurance industry by pairing six (6) WiRe members with two (2) Mentors over a private lunch.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

26 Aug 2021, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm GMT-3
Ascots Restaurant, Bermuda

About The Event

WiRe Table Talk 2021 will foster relationships and support professional growth through the exchange of ideas on business practices, industry events, career growth and personal development.

Each forum will engage six (6) WiRe member participants with two (2) Mentors over a private lunch at Ascot's. 

WiRe members will have the opportunity to learn from an extensive list of accomplished leaders in reinsurance who will guide the Table Talk 2021 discussions by sharing focused insights, encouragement and guidance on subjects such as:

         - business/ industry hot topics 

         - personal, professional development 

For WiRe's August Table Talk 2021 Mentors will be;


          Kathleen Faries, CEO of Horseshoe


          Julia Henderson,  President and Head of Portfolio Management, Stable

          Please see below for biographies. 


Up next: September Table Talk 2021 (September 30) 

Kathleen Faries is the CEO of Horseshoe. She is an accomplished leader who brings 30 years of experience in the re/insurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) markets and a successful career that spans property and casualty broking, captives, underwriting, insurance management and ILS.

Prior to joining Horseshoe, Mrs. Faries spent 12 years at Tokio Millennium Re (TMR). She was the former CEO of Tokio Millennium Re AG (TMR) Bermuda. Prior to running TMR Bermuda, she served as the CEO of Tokio Solution Management Ltd., where she led the expansion of TMR’s capital markets strategy and helped to build the company’s reputation as a leading ILS facilitator and connector of risk to capital. Prior to joining TMR, Mrs. Faries held executive roles with Marsh and Crump International in Bermuda. She is co-founder of ILS Bermuda Ltd. and has been instrumental to its success. Mrs. Faries is also the co-founder and board chair of WeSpeak Bermuda Ltd. an inspiring non-profit organization created by women for women in Bermuda.

She is a strategic advisor to Blockchain Triangle (a Fintech company) and serves as an independent director in the board of the Bermuda Insurance Institute (BII). In 2015, she was awarded the “Industry Leader of the Year Award” by BII in recognition of her leadership, expertise and contribution in the industry. Mrs. Faries holds the Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) designation and obtained her BSc. Communications Studies from Northern Illinois University.

Julia Henderson After graduating with Honors from Babson College, Ms. Henderson started her career in analytics for a small market research firm in Boston. She moved to Bermuda 2003 and began working in the Ventures unit at RenaissanceRe before moving to Underwriting. She took a sabbatical to earn an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Wharton, she worked in Private Equity for Pine Brook Road Partners on a number of their insurance related investments.

After graduating she worked as a consultant at Nephila Capital advising the Hedge Fund on trading strategies before moving to PSQR, a start-up Macro-Economics Hedge Fund founded by Paolo Pellegrini who led Paulson & Co to their 2008 housing short win. In 2010 she was approached to move to Partner Re as an Underwriter, and was later promoted to Vice President and Senior Underwriter leading their World Wide Insurance-Linked Securities and World Wide Retrocession Portfolios.

In 2013, Ms. Henderson joined Brit Insurance opening their new Bermuda office as Senior Vice President responsible for building and managing Brit Bermuda's Property Treaty portfolio; Julia was also the Founding Executive Director of Sussex Capital, Brit’s first open market third party capital fund. In 2018 Julia joined Lutece Investment Management as Chief Underwriting Officer. She recently earned a Diploma in Board Direction from the Institute of Directors. She recently joined Stable, an Insurtech company focused on solving price volatility in the $5 trillion food commodity industry as President and Head of Portfolio Management. Julia enjoys coaching fitness classes in her free time and is lucky to have her husband and two girls.

Please only attend if you are compliant with the recommended Covid related health guidelines.

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