Howden Tiger Capital Markets & Advisory, the insurance-linked securities and capital markets unit of the reinsurance broker, has announced the hire of Cate Kenworthy, previously Head Of Business Development, UK and Ireland at ILS fund manager Securis Investment Partners LLP.
Kenworthy had worked at ILS fund manager Securis in London for more than four years.
She has now joined Howden Tiger Capital Markets & Advisory (HTCMA) as a Managing Director based in London, strengthening the team and bringing experience in educating and developing investor relationships for insurance-linked investments.
Jarad Madea, CEO, HTCMA, commented on the news, “Cate’s experience aligns perfectly with our vision to provide investors with unique opportunities across various security structures and risks and expand their knowledge in these specialized markets. Her arrival reinforces our dedication to delivering top-tier expert solutions and capacity for our clients.”
Philipp Kusche, Global Head of ILS, added, “Given the increased opportunity set in this current market cycle and in particular in the insurance-linked securities segment, Cate’s addition will be extremely valuable to further educate investors about this fascinating sector and the various investment opportunities. Her background covering institutional investors in her career will be another unique addition to the HTCMA team.”
Kenworthy also said on her joining HTCMA, “I am thrilled to be part of the Howden Tiger team, a firm known for its commitment to innovation in the (re)insurance industry. My aim is to enhance investors’ awareness and understanding of the space, which offers diversification benefits and distinct risk-adjusted return profiles. This will be crucial in this current dynamic market, the like of which some describe as generational.”
Prior to her time at Securis Investment Partners, Kenworthy worked in capital markets and investor relations for Gottex Fund Management, Brevan Howard Asset Management and Spinnaker Capital Group.