Hiscox Re ILS hires Ben Fox from Ontario Teachers’


Hiscox Re Insurance Linked Strategies Ltd., the manager of third-party reinsurance capital funds at Hiscox, has hired Ben Fox from the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) as a portfolio manager within the Hiscox Re ILS investment team.

Fox had been with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan since July 2014, working as a Principal and assistant portfolio manager, co-managing the insurance-linked securities (ILS) portfolio at the institutional investor and being responsible for risk analytics for portfolio construction and optimisation.

Prior to his time at the pension, Fox spent a year and a half with the World Bank as a financial specialist focused on disaster risk financing, before which he worked in catastrophe risk modelling for reinsurance broker Aon Benfield and also for RMS.

Mike Krefta, CEO of Hiscox Re & ILS, commented on the hire, “I’m thrilled that Ben is joining us. His experience with a sophisticated institutional ILS investor will complement the existing underwriting and analytical expertise of our Hiscox Re & ILS team.

“This appointment represents our continued commitment to the ILS asset class and we’re excited about its future.”

Fox will be Bermuda-based and the appointment is dependent on immigration approval.

Hiscox Re ILS recently grew its assets under management to a new high at $1.5 billion and revealed plans to expand its product range to bring third-party reinsurance capital to risks of a more primary nature.

Artemis Live - ILS and reinsurance video interviews and podcastView all of our Artemis Live video interviews and subscribe to our podcast.

All of our Artemis Live insurance-linked securities (ILS), catastrophe bonds and reinsurance video content and video interviews can be accessed online.

Our Artemis Live podcast can be subscribed to using the typical podcast services providers, including Apple, Google, Spotify and more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Artemis Newsletters and Email Alerts

Receive a regular weekly email newsletter update containing all the top news stories, deals and event information

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Receive alert notifications by email for every article from Artemis as it gets published.

Read previous post:
ILS an important, enabling part of our business: Blerina Essen, myLotto24

Following the successful completion of its latest, more flexible insurance-linked securities (ILS) transaction, myLotto24 Limited's Managing Director, Blerina Essen, discussed...