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May 19, 2020

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


Joining Justin on RIMScast today is Jasmine DeSilva, the Risk & Insurance Solutions Business Development Manager for the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA)!


Jasmine will be hosting all five sessions of the upcoming RIMS-Bermuda 2020 Webinar series that is, of course, jointly presented by RIMS and the BDA. You can register for any or all of the five-hour-long sessions (one per week) every Wednesday at noon Eastern Standard Time starting on June 3rd through July 1st.


In today’s episode, Justin and Jasmine speak about her career, trends she has seen regarding the insurance and reinsurance markets (both generally and due to COVID-19), how Bermuda differentiates itself as a destination given the competition around the world in the areas of insurance and captive markets, as well as some of the potential upside potential for risktech and insurtech in Bermuda. They also discuss RIMS and Bermuda’s upcoming webinar series and how it will deliver unique value to both risk and insurance professionals.


Key Takeaways:

[:00] About the upcoming Spencer-Sedgwick Virtual 5K Fun Run on May 21st, 2020.

[:11] About the RIMS Membership.

[1:01] About today’s episode and guest, Jasmine DeSilva.

[1:18] About the RIMS Coronavirus Information Center.

[1:30] About the newest RIMS webinar!

[2:07] About RIMS-Bermuda 2020 Webinar Series.

[2:25] More about today’s guest, Jasmine DeSilva.

[2:52] Justin welcomes Jasmine to RIMScast!

[3:05] Jasmine speaks about her professional background and her introduction to the insurance sector.

[4:21] Jasmine describes how she is both personally and professionally impacted by COVID-19.

[5:48] Jasmine highlights some of the trends she has seen regarding the insurance and captive markets in Bermuda.

[6:47] Given that there is so much competition around the world in the areas of insurance and captive markets, what are some of the ways Bermuda can differentiate itself as a destination?

[8:55] Justin and Jasmine discuss RIMS and Bermuda’s joint event and Jasmine shares why this is currently a strategic time for risk professionals to turn their attention to Bermuda.

[11:04] Regardless of COVID-19, is there upside potential for risktech and insurtech in Bermuda?

[12:36] Justin and Jasmine outline more details about the RIMS-Bermuda 2020 Webinar Series.

[13:27] Where to learn more about the BDA.

[13:43] Jasmine urges listeners to show up for the RIMS-Bermuda 2020 Webinar Series!

[14:03] Justin thanks Jasmine for joining RIMScast and highlights some of the important links to check out in this episode’s show notes.


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS-Bermuda 2020 Webinar Series Register Today

Bermuda Business Development Agency

RIMS Advisory Services — Ask a Peer

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Advocacy: Coronavirus Advocacy Information

RIMS Advocacy

RIMS Webinar — May 26th: “RIMS International Council Presents: Risk Management in Response to COVID-19 from Three Institutional Perspectives”

RIMS Webinar — May 28th: “Hidden Dangers of The Insider Threat | Sponsored by 1st Watch Global”

Register for the Spencer-Sedgwick Virtual 5K Fun Run, May 21st, 2020

Upcoming RIMS Webinars

RM Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

New Feature: RIMS-CRMP Stories

RIMS Membership — Discover why 10,000 of your peers from more than 60 countries are a part of the RIMS community!

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