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Sylvain De Crom

Head of Research and Development at Aegon Blue Square Re


Sylvain is responsible for the Research and Development efforts of Blue Square Re N.V., Aegon’s in-house reinsurer. He started his professional career in investment banking. Mr. de Crom holds a Masters in Physics from Utrecht University in The Netherlands. His focus in academia was in computational and statistical physics. Mr de Crom has published numerous articles on longevity, blockchain and underwriting risk solutions and is a frequent speaker on the topic and related innovations. Mr de Crom has done extensive research on longevity risk and geo-concentration risk. He was one of the pioneers of stochastic longevity modelling and structured the first capital market longevity risk hedge. Next to his work for Blue Square Re, Sylvain is also involved in the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative, where he is one of the two Product Owners of the group’s initial product. Sylvain’s current focus is on Biometric Underwriting, Big Data and Blockchain.