2021 REALTORS® Conference & ExpoSan Diego, CANovember 12-15, 2021

Billy Welch

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Billy Welch
Real Time Risk Solutions
Chicago, IL


Welch joined the RTRS team as COO in 2019, bringing valuable relationships and experience to RTRS to expand its client network. He began his career at Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), later sold to the Intercontinental Exchange. At CCX, Welch developed an exchange for hurricane insurance, used by over 100 insurers, reinsurers, funds and their brokers. Next, he joined Aon's investment banking unit, working with clients to develop catastrophe bonds and other risk transfer solutions.

Welch went on to assist in the launch of the American Financial Exchange (AFX), an interbank lending platform created by Richard Sandor, by developing and training the AFX sales, customer service and operation teams while developing partnerships with financial institutions who transacted via the exchange. In its first year, AFX was able to add 40 highly regulated institutions to transact and trade over $40 billion dollars.

Most recently, Welch served as an investment banker at Young America Capital helping insurance and technology companies raise capital, develop strategic partnerships and develop new business. He has been recognized by industry publications The Insurance Insider and Trading Risk as a young person already making an impact in the insurance markets.