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Kirill Savrassov, MSc., LLB

Chief Executive Officer
Phoenix CRetro

With almost 25 years of experience in the (re)insurance industry Kirill runs Phoenix CRetro, a specialised full cycle reinsurance broking company with a focus on ILS investors and introduction of Alternative Risk Transfer solutions to emerging markets. He has extensive connections in CEE, Eurasia, London, Bermuda & the United States at both corporate and government pillars and regularly speaks at international industry events on the topics of Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS), sovereign catastrophe bonds and Alternative risk transfer (ART). Also, he reads various Risk & Strategic Management courses at a number of educational institutions worldwide.

Oleg Kapinos, CAIA


Oleg is an investment professional and entrepreneur who spent a large part of his career in Asia. His expertise spans ILS, equities, hedge funds and venture capital. 5 years of his time in Tokyo were dedicated to conducting due diligence and promoting products of the leading ILS investment managers as well as other alternative asset classes at Japan Alternative Investment where he raised over USD100 mln. for 2 highly successful products. Prior to that he was also working on CIS deal origination at Daiwa Securities SMBC. He has authored articles in Japanese and European professional publications and is a regular presenter at investment conferences across Europe.

Vincent Piscaer

Head of Alternative Investments
Epic Investment partners

Vincent focus on illiquid asset classes in the insurance and renewable energy sectors. With an 18-year tenure in the finance industry, he has a track record of managing complex investment strategies including the restructuring and subsequent management of a $1 billion alternatives fund. Vincent combines a quantitative background with an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business to inform a strategic approach to fund management.



Nicholas Cobb

founder, cec global communications

Nic is a serial entrepreneur, conference producer and international affairs & facilitation specialist with a pedigree in the Former Soviet Union. Nic setup Cobb Energy Communications (CEC), his first venture in 2012 - CEC's network comprises of senior government officials, business professionals, security experts and other leading stakeholders across the UK, Europe, Canada, Mexico, United States, China, Russia/CIS and further afield. CEC enjoys unrivalled access to a range of jurisdictions, countries and industries. Aside and under the umbrella of CEC Nic has range of business interests in the Eurasian area and has experience of working with a number of Canadian companies.

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