The Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) market is set to have a record year. The pace and volume of securities issuance is at its highest levels since 2007 with new participants entering the space and demand continuing to grow from yield seeking investors.
Virginie O’Shea is an analyst with Aite Group covering data management and post-trade technology. She brings more than eight years of experience in tracking financial technology developments in the capital markets sector, with a particular focus on capital markets and data management. Ms. O’Shea has spoken at industry conferences including Sibos, FISD events, and ISIPS.
Most recently, Ms. O’Shea was managing editor of A-Team Group’s flagship publication, A-Team Insight, where she covered financial technology from the front to back office, including trading technology, market data, low latency, risk management, regulatory impacts on IT, and reference data. During her time at A-Team, she was heavily involved in planning A-Team Group’s risk and data management events and creating multimedia offerings, including podcasts, webinars, and video interviews. Prior to her appointment at A-Team, Ms. O’Shea was group editor of Investor Services Journal and Alternatives magazine. Before that, she was editor of STP Magazine and online service stpzone.com, where she focused on financial technology in the capital markets.
Ms. O’Shea holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh.