11 February 2020News

BILTIR hosts lunch and learn session for Berkeley students

The Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers (BILTIR) has hosted a “lunch and learn” session at which ten students from Berkeley Institute learned about the wide range of career opportunities open to them in the life re/insurance sector.

The event, which was held at the offices of Global Atlantic Re in Hamilton, included presentations by Scott Selkirk and Paolo Fiandesio of Somerset Re, Kiara Somner of Global Atlantic Re, Scott Silverman of Prosperity and Sheetal Chhiba of EY.

BILTIR represents 61 long-term insurance,  reinsurance and servicing companies in Bermuda who provide life and annuity products and employ 540 people on the island. At the end of 2018, assets managed by the long-term industry in Bermuda reached nearly $500 billion, most of them managed by BILTIR members.

“The lunch and learn series is just one of the many popular community service programmes that BILTIR members support,” said Ronnie Klein, executive director of BILTIR. “Our goal is to provide a pipeline of new local talent to feed the long-term sectors growing business in Bermuda.”

In January, BILTIR invited island students to apply for ten-week paid-for summer internships with BILTIR companies.