Keen interest in ABIR re/insurance course


Keen interest in ABIR re/insurance course

John Huff, CEO, Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers

Over 160 people have registered already for the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers’ foundational insurance course. The online course, offered in partnership with Bermuda College and New York’s St. John’s University, has its opening class tonight and will feature an international business roundtable with Bermuda’s Finance Minister and the CEO of Arch Capital Group.

It’s the second year of the course, a 14-week series of classes designed to provide a foundational knowledge of the Bermuda re/insurance sector and a stepping stone towards a career in the industry. It is hosted via Zoom on Monday evenings and features presentations by Bermuda re/insurance executives, regulators from the Bermuda Monetary Authority, and St. John’s University faculty.

John Huff, chief executive officer of ABIR, said: “We are pleased to see strong interest in the course for the second successive year and would encourage any student, or member of the public with an interest in Bermuda’s world-class re/insurance industry, to register. ABIR member companies are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are happy to partner again with Bermuda College and St. John’s University as we seek to attract future leaders to our industry.”

Bermudian economist and senior lecturer at Bermuda College Craig Simmons is course facilitator. 

“The executives who present on the course are dedicated and committed to enticing more Bermudians into the industry,” he said. “One concrete indicator of this commitment is the number of internships on offer. Last year, we had more internships than students. The gateway has never been this open. There is a global shortage of talent – and common sense says that you should tap into the local pool and nurture on-island talent. If you are thinking about a career in reinsurance, then you might want to register.”

Registration at is open until 21 January.

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