BMS Re US (“BMS”), the independent specialist reinsurance broker, today announces two appointments to the team. The new hires support BMS’ continued commitment to incorporate actuarial and technological expertise into the business as technological disruption permeates the industry.

To support this, BMS has formed a Solutions Group to identify business trends and develop solutions tailored to each client’s goals by leveraging its analytical and (re)insurance expertise. The Solutions Group will be led by Kirk Conrad, Chief Strategy Officer at BMS Re US.

Chang Liu joins as Director of Catastrophe Analytics Technical Development. Most recently he served as Director of Catastrophe Risk Modelling and Research at XL Catlin, having previously held a number of senior roles at ACE, Tokio Marine Technologies and RMS. He began his career as a Project Manager at Dames & Moore in 1996.

Bradley Parent, an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, joins as Assistant Vice President / Actuary from the Christopher Gross Consulting Group. He brings a strong actuarial background to BMS in all aspects of P&C insurance, including reserving, pricing, reinsurance, predictive modeling, and software development.

Kirk Conrad, Chief Strategy Officer and leader of BMS’ Solutions Group, says:

“Our focus always has and always will be on delivering solutions and advice that helps our clients meet their goals. BMS has made significant investments in technology, including the award winning spatial application, BMS iVision™, in addition to developing a robust catastrophe analytics and actuarial tool suite. Our history of investment in technology and highly skilled people, such as Brad and Chang, coupled with our ability to act quickly, allows BMS to offer the right solutions for our clients. I am pleased to welcome them to our team and look forward to working with them as I lead the Solutions Group.”

Andrew Bustillo, CEO of BMS Re US, said:

“The creation of our Solutions Group and our continued investment in talent and technology will allow BMS to more effectively drive solutions to ensure our clients stay ahead of the curve in this changing landscape.”