William Hawkins runs the European insurance research team of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in London and is co-head of the European equity research department. In addition to developing strategy and marketing the pan-European insurance sector, William is directly responsible for coverage of the Benelux and large cap primary insurers and the European reinsurers. He is also leading the European focus insurance thematic topics such as Solvency 2, accounting and InsurTech. Prior to joining KBW in 2004, William had been a senior insurance analyst at Fox-Pitt, Kelton since 1996. He is a graduate of Cambridge University where he studied history.