Senior Staff

Our senior staff:

Ede Conyers - Director

Ede is a Director of ILS Fund Services, Ltd. and one of the principal founders and Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of IKONIC Fund Services. Ede has approximately 30 years’ experience in banking and fund administration.  Until May 2007, Ede was General Manager of Citigroup Fund Services (Bermuda) Ltd. (formerly Forum Fund Services Ltd.) and was an integral part of establishing that company in September 1997 with assets under administration growing to approximately $30 billion. She has a demonstrated track record in:

  • Setting up start-up operations and joint ventures
  • General management and business development
  • Corporate Secretarial best practices
  • Fund structuring and offshore fund jurisdiction expertise
  • Knowledgeable of Bermuda regulations as it pertains to offshore alternative investment vehicles
  • Serves as independent director on a number of fund companies
  • Due Diligence
  • Strategic planning

Email: edec@ilsfunds.bm
Phone: (441) 279-2081

Brian Desmond – Director

Brian is a Director of ILS Fund Services Ltd. and is the CFO/COO and one of the founders of IKONIC Fund Services Ltd.  Brian has over 20 years of experience in the areas of accounting, shareholder services, audit, taxation and financial services, 14 of which have been in the Bermuda financial services industry.  Prior to starting IKONIC, Brian previously worked as Senior Vice President and Head of Operations at Citi Hedge Fund Services. He has a demonstrated track record and expertise in:

  • Financial and general management and business development
  • Setting up start-up operations and joint ventures
  • Fund accounting, valuations and dynamic financial analysis
  • Fund accounting as it specifically relates to ILS funds
  • Significant experience in assisting clients with special situations such as side pocket creation
  • Due diligence
  • Strategic planning
  • Product design, development and implementation

Email: briand@ilsfunds.bm
Phone: (441) 279-2080

Andre Perez - Director

Andre is a Director of ILS Fund Services Ltd. and the founder of Horseshoe Group.  He has over 25 years experience in insurance, reinsurance and alternative risk transfer. He has a demonstrated track record and expertise in:

  • General management and business development
  • Setting up start-up operations and joint ventures
  • P&C underwriting
  • Pricing
  • Actuarial valuations and dynamic financial analysis
  • Due diligence and acquisitions
  • Strategic planning
  • Reinsurance product design

Email: andrep@ilsfunds.bm
Phone: (441) 295-8478 ext. 231

Nigel Godfrey – Director

Nigel is a Director of ILS Fund Services Ltd. He has over 20 years experience in the Bermuda insurance and reinsurance industry, including audit, captive management and reinsurance company administration. He has been with the Horseshoe Group for four years and has a demonstrated track record and expertise in:

  • General insurance management and business development
  • Sidecars, Transformers and Captive formation and management
  • Accounting
  • Run-off administration

Email: nigelg@ilsfunds.bm
Phone: (441) 295-8478 ext. 225