Zurich, Switzerland based insurance-linked securities investment manager Twelve Capital has bolstered its ILS team with the addition of two new hires. A press release issued today announces the appointment of John Butler as a partner and Dr. Roman Muraviev as an associate, which Twelve Capital says will strengthen its underwriting and modelling capabilities in the field of ILS.
John Butler joins Twelve Capital as a partner from Hannover Re’s Bermuda operation, where he currently serves as Senior Underwriter in the International Treaty Group. His main responsibilities include the managing and underwriting of the European and Asia-Pacific property catastrophe and terrorism portfolios. Butler is originally from a legal background and has been involved in underwriting a broad range of lines of reinsurance business for some 15 years and maintains excellent relationships with brokers and reinsurance buyers globally. He will primarily drive the sourcing and execution of private ILS transactions at Twelve Capital, which perhaps hints at a new focus for the firm that they see as a way to drive growth.
Dr. Roman Muraviev has extensive research and teaching experience in the mathematical and quantitative finance disciplines, including applied research at the RiskLab of the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in the area of risk and portfolio management for finance and insurance. He has authored publications in peer-reviewed prime financial mathematics journals, and has frequently presented at prestigious institutes across Europe. His academic work earned him a number of awards and grants. Roman will mainly deal with quantitative analysis, modelling and research at Twelve Capital.
Urs Ramseier, Chairman of Twelve Capital, said; “We are truly excited to have John and Roman join our ILS Team. John’s deep experience in the reinsurance market and Roman’s research-based quantitative skills further enhance our ability to serve our clients with a special emphasis on Private ILS and mandates. The addition of these individuals to our team will be beneficial to more diverse sourcing, and further advance our assessment of risk against the background of continued growth.”