Michael Thomas is Vice President, Business Development with RGA's Global Financial Solutions (GFS) unit in Asia. Michael has responsibility for cultivating GFS opportunities with local Hong Kong and regional clients, including leading product design and structuring for asset-intensive, coinsurance, and financial reinsurance transactions. Michael joined RGA in 2015 and is based in Hong Kong.
Michael has more than 17 years of experience in financial services across key markets in Asia, Europe, the U.K., and Africa. Before joining RGA in Asia, Michael worked for a prominent European investment bank, leading the product development, pricing and structuring of longevity, pension, and reinsurance financing transactions in the U.K. and Europe. Working alongside the executive of the group’s internal insurance subsidiary, Michael handled new corporate transactions and strategic investments, and acted as a member of the investment committee. Prior to that, he served as a Director in the Actuarial & Insurance Practice at Deloitte UK, where he led advisory work during and following the global financial crisis in various corporate restructuring processes, mergers and acquisitions.
An active member of the insurance community, Michael has spoken at a number of industry conventions and conferences about capital optimisation, reinsurance, risk management, insurance securitization, and reorganization activity.
Michael holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in financial engineering and is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (FFA).