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2017 BFIS INTERNS GIVE PRESENTATIONS TO INSURANCE PEERS

(Left to right) CHICAGO INTERNS: Anthony Howell (Political Science/New Jersey City), Tracey DeSouza (Accounting/Georgia State), Kayla Virgil‐Darrell (Actuarial Science/St. John’s), Sihle Paynter (Global Management/Ryerson). BERMUDA INTERNS: Cara Philip (International Development MSc / London University SOAS), Kyra Dunstan (Human Resources Management / University of Western Ontario), Kenneth Mayne (Business Management / BPP Business School, London), Sophia Schwertl (Accounting / University of Western Ontario). ATLANTA INTERNS: Niambi Landy‐Philpott (Math and Statistics/Acadia), Jasmine Dawson (Classics/Winchester), Elizabeth Froud (Psychology and HR/St. Mary’s), Carmela Robinson (Risk Management and Insurance/Temple). LONDON INTERNS: Conor Lohan (Economics/McGill), Evan Watkins (Business Management and Marketing/Stirling) (Missing: Chris Alexander (Accounting and Finance/Bristol), Dominick Wright (Insurance and Risk Management/Wharton). /*Photo supplied (Left to right) CHICAGO INTERNS: Anthony Howell (Political Science/New Jersey City), Tracey DeSouza (Accounting/Georgia State), Kayla Virgil‐Darrell (Actuarial Science/St. John’s), Sihle Paynter (Global Management/Ryerson). BERMUDA INTERNS: Cara Philip (International Development MSc / London University SOAS), Kyra Dunstan (Human Resources Management / University of Western Ontario), Kenneth Mayne (Business Management / BPP Business School, London), Sophia Schwertl (Accounting / University of Western Ontario). ATLANTA INTERNS: Niambi Landy‐Philpott (Math and Statistics/Acadia), Jasmine Dawson (Classics/Winchester), Elizabeth Froud (Psychology and HR/St. Mary’s), Carmela Robinson (Risk Management and Insurance/Temple). LONDON INTERNS: Conor Lohan (Economics/McGill), Evan Watkins (Business Management and Marketing/Stirling) (Missing: Chris Alexander (Accounting and Finance/Bristol), Dominick Wright (Insurance and Risk Management/Wharton). /*Photo supplied

On Monday, July 31, BFIS Interns gave presentations to over 50 insurance professionals, former interns and BFIS scholars on what they had learned during immersion in the insurance markets of Atlanta, Bermuda, Chicago and London this summer. The presentations will be posted on www.bfis.bm in the near future.

The BFIS intern programmes are short but intensive (Bermuda – three weeks, Atlanta, Chicago and London – two weeks) and give the four teams of university students, who ranged from sophomores to graduates the opportunity to learn what the insurance industry is all about and the careers that could suit their goals. Each applicant chooses the jurisdiction they would like to go to and BFIS endeavours to accommodate them. The programme is open to undergraduates usually in their junior or senior years. Students who are interested in the 2018 programmes should email BFIS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cathy Lapsley, BFIS Executive Director thanked everyone involved, saying that a combined total of 53 companies in Bermuda and overseas hosted the students, with staff giving generously of their time to meet with the students for a morning or lunch or the whole day and sometimes after work too. This year five of the companies had offices in all four locations where they hosted the students.

“Our thanks to ABIR, AIG, Allied World Assurance, Alston & Bird, AmWINS, Aon / Aon Benfield, Appleby, Arch Insurance Group, Argo Re, Ascot, AXIS, Bermuda Business Development Agency, Bermuda Stock Exchange, Bermuda Monetary Authority, BFIS London Alumni Group, Chubb / Chubb Tempest Re, Clyde & Co, Coca‐Cola Company, Colonial Group International, Condie Risk Consultancy, Cunningham Lindsey (MCL Global), Fidelis, Genessee Special Brokerage, Hamilton Group, Hannover Re, Hiscox, Ironshore, Jefferies Investment Bank, Lancashire, Lloyds of London, Lockton Companies, Marsh, Markel Corporation, McGriff Siebels & Williams, MS Amlin, Merlinos , OIL Casualty Insurance / OIL Group, Registrar of Companies, Renaissance Re, RPS Atlanta, RT Speciality, Southern Company, Strategic Risk Solutions, Sun Life, Swiss Re, Thomas Miller, Tokio Millennium / Tokio Marine Kiln, Travelers , Validus Group, Wells Fargo, Willis Towers Watson, XL Catlin and Zurich”

Lead sponsors are Allied World for the Bermuda Intern Programme and XL Catlin for the Atlanta, Chicago and London Programmes. KPMG kindly sponsored the final presentation lunch.

One hundred forty-five Bermudian students have now taken part in the programme and have found it a great stepping stone when graduating to work in insurance. The Bermuda programme started in 2001, Chicago in 2006, London in 2008 and Atlanta in 2012.

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