Humboldt re

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About us


Humboldt Re is a Guernsey domiciled reinsurer with a highly experienced management team and strong capitalisation. We offer cedent partners valuable risk transfer opportunities through our diversified business profile and significant line size. This is facilitated through the expertise and market relationships of Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Strategies.


Solutions for all major risk classes

Non Marine catastrophe XL

Average Line Size USD 10 - 15 million
Normal Maximum Line or PML USD 50 million

Proportional Treaties

Average Line Size USD 20 - 30 million
Normal Maximum Line or PML USD 50 million

ILW & Structured ILW

Average Line Size USD 10 - 15 million
Normal Maximum Line or PML USD 30 million

Marine and Energy

Average Line Size USD 10 million
Normal Maximum Line or PML USD 15 million

Agriculture and Crop/Weather

Average Line Size USD 10 million
Normal Maximum Line or PML USD 25 million

Aviation and Space

Average Line Size USD 5 million
Normal Maximum Line or PML USD 10 million

Personal Accident/Terror

Average Line Size USD 5 million
Normal Maximum Line or PML USD 15 million


Average Line Size USD 5 million
Normal Maximum Line or PML USD 15 million

Lottery and Event Cancellation

Average Line Size USD 5 million
Normal Maximum Line or PML USD 5 million


Average Line Size USD 10 million
Normal Maximum Line or PML USD 10 million


Excellence on a daily basis

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Dennis

Michael started his career as an auditor at EY in London where he trained as a Chartered Accountant and was responsible for the audits of Lloyd’s and London Market reinsurers and composite insurers. He subsequently held further technical accounting and audit roles with Amlin plc in London and EY in Bermuda, after which he joined Aon Insurance Managers in Guernsey in early 2016 in the role of Financial Controller for a rated reinsurance entity. Michael joined Humboldt Re in mid-2017.
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Chief Underwriting Officer

Adam Mann

Adam joined Humboldt Re in 2017 as Chief Underwriting Officer, responsible for all underwriting and claims activity within the company. He sits on both the Underwriting Committee and the Claims and Reserving Committee. Before joining Humboldt Re, he spent ten years working in the London market as a broker of international construction business, and then four years in a captive management role in Guernsey. He holds Associateship of the Chartered Insurance Institue (ACII).
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Chief Actuary

Kevin Sockalingum

Kevin joined Humboldt Re as Chief Actuary in early 2018. Prior to joining Humboldt Re, Kevin was Head of Capital at Newline Group and Odyssey Re, where he was responsible for capital and risk management across three entities. Kevin has also held a risk management role at Travelers and an actuarial role at Amlin plc. Kevin is qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics with Management and Finance from King’s College, London.
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James Bean

James supports Adam with the underwriting and reporting activity of Humboldt Re and has been involved in the Company’s rating process and the development of Humboldt Re’s retrocession strategy. James joined Humboldt Re in early 2016 from Artex, where he was responsible for a range of captive clients. He has four years experience in the insurance industry. James obtained a BSc (Hons) in Business Studies from the University of the West of England. He has continued his education and is studying towards his advanced diploma (ACII) from the Chartered Insurance Institute.
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Claims Manager, Underwriter

Darren Martin

Darren is the Claims Manager for Humboldt Re, responsible for dealing with all loss and claims activity. He is also part of the underwriting team supporting the Chief Underwriter Officer. He has almost a decade of insurance industry experience. Prior to joining Humboldt Re in December 2015 he was Assistant Claims Manager at Rossborough Insurance. There he handled claim settlements and coverage disputes on an extensive range of consumer and commercial insurance products. Darren holds the Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute and is studying towards the Advanced Diploma to become a Chartered Insurer. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters.
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Catastrophe Modeller

Katie McLoughlin

Katie is a Catastrophe Modeller at Humboldt Re. Prior to joining Humboldt Re, Katie worked as a catastrophe modeller for the Lloyd’s of London syndicates Faraday for over three years and Travelers for one year. Katie has experience using SQL and has built several tools which automate the pricing process. She particularly enjoys programming and is currently enhancing her VBA and Python skills. Katie holds a BSc in Mathematics with Ocean and Climate Studies from the University of Liverpool. For her dissertation she built a model using MATLAB to mimic ocean overturning in the North Atlantic and used the model to analyse the stability of the overturning.
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Origination advisor


Advisor Specialty

Dr. Marcel Grandi

Marcel has more than 27 years of experience in the reinsurance/ILS industry and has been with the team since 2008. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he was a senior manager and underwriter in the risk trading unit at Munich Re Group. Prior to Munich Re Group, he was an assistant manager in the corporate and markets unit at Bayerische Vereinsbank AG. Prior to Bayerische Vereinsbank AG, he was an assistant manager at Frankona Rückversicherungs-AG. Marcel holds a Ph.D in Law from the University of Bayreuth, Germany.
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Advisor Worldwide (ex-US)

Dr. Mili Eppler

Mili has more than 12 years of experience in the reinsurance/ILS industry and has been with the team since 2015. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, she spent 10 years at Partner Re as a senior underwriter in the Catastrophe Department. Mili holds a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from the Imperial College, London and a BA and MSci in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.
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Advisor North America, Europe

Andreas von Reitzenstein

Andreas has more than 11 years of experience in the reinsurance/ILS industry and has been with the team since 2011. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he spend 4 years at Glacier Re as a cat modeler and underwriter. Prior to Glacier Re he was holding temporary positions at Munich Re (GeoRiskResearch), Robert Bosch and German Chamber of Commerce Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Andreas holds a master's degree in Geography and a master's degree in Economics from the University of Regensburg, Germany.
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Advisor Asia, Europe

Dr. Taro Hosoe

Taro has more than 10 years of experience in the reinsurance/ILS industry and has been with the team since 2015. Prior to joining the ILS Underwriting team in 2017, he worked at the ILS Risk Modeling & Analytics team. Prior to Credit Suisse, he held several analytical and underwriting positions at Endurance Re in Zurich and Willis Re in London. Taro holds a PhD in Physical Oceanography from Southampton University, United Kingdom and a Master of Physics from Trieste University, Italy.
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Advisor United Kingdom, Retro and ILW

Dalida Durkic

Dalida has more than 12 years of experience in the reinsurance/ILS industry and has been with the team since 2015. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, she was a junior underwriter at Glacier Re. Prior to Glacier Re, she worked as a contract analyst at Partner Re. Dalida holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWZ) as well as a MBA from Bond University in Australia.
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Advisor US, Scandinavia

Sandra Bächtold

Sandra joined the Credit Suisse ILS investment team in 2013. Prior to that she spend three years in the Credit Suisse ILS Investor Services Team. Prior to Credit Suisse ILS, she worked at the Corporate Actions Hedge Funds team at Credit Suisse. Sandra holds a BSc in Banking and Finance from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and is a CAIA charter holder.
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Advisor Europe, Mediterranean, Latin America

Benjamin Jacquet

Benjamin has almost 4 years of experience in the reinsurance/ILS industry and has been with the team since the beginning of 2017. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he worked at Partner Re as underwriter and actuary in catastrophe reinsurance. In the past, he also spent five years as engineer in Cyber Security, advising companies in all sectors of the economy. Benjamin holds a MSc in Actuarial Science from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, a MSc in Cryptography and Cyber Security from KTH Stockholm, Sweden and a MSc in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from ENSIMAG Grenoble, France.
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Advisor North America, Caribbean

Jan Piec

Jan has more than 4 years of experience in the reinsurance/ILS industry and has been with the team since 2017. Before joining Credit Suisse, he was working as a retrocession analyst and reinsurance underwriter at AXA Global P&C in Paris. Prior to AXA, he worked for the ILS fund of Scor in Paris and for Arthur J. Gallagher in London. He started his career in 2012 in the Actuarial and Reinsurance Department of Generali Poland in Warsaw. Jan holds a MSc with distinction in Insurance and Risk Management from Cass Business School and a bachelor’s in Finance and Accounting from Warsaw School of Economics. Jan is Dip CII qualified and has passed Insurance and Reinsurance Broker Exams at the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.
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Advisor Australia, Retro and ILW

Christin Schadewald

Christin has more than 7 years of experience in the reinsurance/ILS industry and joined the team in 2017. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, she spent 6 years at Swiss Re where she was a Direct Insurance Underwriter for large industrial Energy, Mining and Property risks. Before joining Swiss Re she held positions at Allianz, KPMG and Daimler Financial Services. Christin holds a BA and MA in Finance and International Management from the Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany.
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Board of directors

Diverse spread of industry experience

Executive Chairman

Paul Sykes

Paul is responsible for Aon’s insurance company management operations in Guernsey. His experience includes numerous insurance and reinsurance start-ups and directorships of the boards of life and general insurance and reinsurance companies. Paul trained in underwriting and claims with Royal Insurance before joining Aon in 1993. He was head of the White Rock Group of PCCs in 2003 and led Aon’s operations in Gibraltar and Malta from 2006. He has been Chairman of the Guernsey International Insurance Association and the Gibraltar Insurance Association, holds a Master`s degree in Corporate Governance, is a Chartered Insurer, Fellow of the CII and a Chartered Company Secretary.
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Non-Executive Chairman

Christopher Anderson

Christopher is a Guernsey advocate with an outstanding international reputation and significant experience in investment funds, insurance, reinsurance and protected and incorporated cell companies. Christopher has advised some of the world's largest private equity houses as well as new fund promoters in connection with fund establishment, investment structuring, exits and regulatory issues. He has advised the sector for more than 16 years and was recognised in the Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers from 2004-2012. Chris worked with Clifford Chance in London and Clayton Utz in Sydney before locating to Guernsey in 2002, where he joined Carey Olsen as a partner in 2010.
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Non-Excecutive Director

Jeremy Arden

Jeremy has spent over 30 years in the reinsurance industry. Starting in facultative reinsurance, then treaty reinsurance (property and casualty, marine, non-marine and aviation, traditional, finite and blended), active in the seeking of reinsurance solutions using capital market securitisations, his efforts have produced business from the US, South America, Bermuda, the Middle East, Australia and Japan. Jeremy retired from Aon in 2010, having also worked for JH Minet, Sten Re and Alexander Howden. Jeremy served as an Officer in the Royal Navy (1967-1977), travelling the world in warships. He specialised in navigation and became knowledgeable about natural disasters and associated relief efforts.
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Non-Executive Director

Niklaus Hilti

Niklaus has more than 17 years of experience in the reinsurance/ILS industry and has been with the team since the beginning at Bank Leu in 2003. Prior to joining Bank Leu and later Credit Suisse, he spent two years at Helvetia Insurance, where he was Head of the Non-Life Reinsurance team. Prior to Helvetia, he served as Head of the Natural Catastrophe Pricing team at Converium Ltd. Niklaus holds a Master’s degree in Mathematical Physics and Meteorology from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He also conducted research into climate modelling at the University of Hamburg, Germany.
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Non-Executive Director

Hannes Glaus

An attorney-at-law, Hannes practices in the areas of financial services, private equity, institutional asset management and alternative investments, assisting banks, asset managers, private equity managers, fund management companies, pension plans and insurance companies. Hannes has worked for several law firms in Zurich and New York. He is currently a partner and member of the management board of Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob. Hannes trained for his Master of Law (LL.M.) at Harvard Law School and obtained his Dr. iur. and lic. iur. from the University of Zurich.
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Maison Trinity,
Trinity Square, St Peter Port,
Guernsey, GY1 4AT


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Humboldt Re Limited is registered in Guernsey under company number 60597. Registered Office Maison Trinity, Trinity Square, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4AT. Humboldt Re Limited is licensed and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

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