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.
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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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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Paul Hertelendy has more than 22 years of experience in the reinsurance industry and joined the team in 2018. Prior to joining the ILS team, he was Chief Underwriting Officer Specialty Lines at SCOR. Before that he held various management positions at Converium / Zurich Re as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer North America and Specialty Lines and head of Global Property Catastrophe Underwriting. He started his reinsurance career as a Property Catastrophe Modeler and Underwriter at Partner Re. Paul holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christophe has more than 5 years of experience in the reinsurance industry and joined the team in July 2018. Prior to joining the ILS team, he was Vice President, Capital Solutions Manager EMEA such as Client Manager L&H at Swiss Re, Switzerland. Christophe holds a Master of Science in Actuarial Science from the HEC Lausanne, Switzerland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Filipe has more than 12 years of experience in the reinsurance industry and joined the team in September 2018. Prior to joining the ILS team, he held positions as Senior Reinsurance Underwriter at Exin Re AG in Zurich, Sompo Japan Canopius Reinsurance AG in Zurich, Arch Re Europe Ltd. in Zurich, Hannover Reinsurance AG in Germany and at AIG in New York and Frankfurt. Filipe holds a Master of Science from the University of Applied Sciences Hannover, Germany and is a charterholder of the CFA and CPCU.
Arthur has 2 years of experience in the reinsurance industry and joined the team in 2017. Prior to joining the ILS team, he was Graduate Assistant and Research Assistant at New York University in New York. Arthur holds a Master of Arts in Economics from New York University as well as a Certificate in Quantitative Finance from Columbia University.
Benjamin has more than 7 years of experience in the reinsurance industry and joined the team in 2019. Prior to joining the ILS team, he was an International Treaty Underwriter at Hiscox Re & ILS in Paris and then in London. Before that he did an apprenticeship in the reinsurance buying department of Société Générale Insurance in France. Prior to that he did an internship with Partner Re as a pricing actuary. Benjamin holds a Master’s Degree in Actuarial Science from the Institut de Sciences Financières et d'Assurance, France. He is a certified/qualified actuary and a member of the jury of the French Institute of Actuaries.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Hans-Joachim graduated from Cologne University in economics and moved into insurance and reinsurance. He has spent more than 30 years in the risk taking and risk managing industry. Before setting up PeriStrat LLC in Zurich in 2015 he worked for Gerling Global Reinsurance in Cologne and Zug, Converium in Zurich and Endurance in Zurich at senior executive level. Since 2015 he spent almost three years as interim CUO in Singapore driving Asia Capital Reinsurance’s turn-around of their business. Across his career he has covered European and Asian markets, developing a distinct understanding of the cultural differences between global markets, and has built a strong and diverse personal network across the industry.
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Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Strategies Ltd (CS ILS) is registered in Switzerland and is licensed as an investment manager of collective investment schemes (funds) by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority. CS ILS and its employees are fully independent from Humboldt Re Limited, except for Niklaus Hilti, who is a member of the Board of Directors of Humboldt Re Limited. CSILS does not provide any investment advice to Humboldt Re Limited but rather presents reinsurance risk opportunities to Humboldt Re Limited, which then are independently assessed by Humboldt Re Limited and its own Underwriting Committee.
Humboldt Re Limited is registered in Guernsey under company number 60597. Registered Office Dorey Court, Admiral Park, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4AT. Humboldt Re Limited is licensed and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
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