Insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset manager Merion Square Capital LLC has announced the hiring of Jeff Fraser as its new Head of Analytics.
Merion Square Capital launched in December 2018 as a new insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager with $150 million of initial capital commitments.
The firm was launched by ILS and collateralized reinsurance specialists Rewire Holdings LLC alongside alternative investment manager Vida Capital Inc.
Focused on property and casualty insurance and reinsurance linked investing, Merion Square brings together the ILS and reinsurance expertise of the Rewire Holdings team, along with Vida Capital’s expertise as a dedicated institutional asset manager of alternative insurance related assets.
The company has announced the hiring of Jeff Fraser, formerly an employee of insurance and reinsurance giant Chubb.
Fraser is joining Merion Square as its new Head of Analytics and will be based at the firm’s Ardmore, PA headquarters.
Fraser joins Merion Square from Chubb, where he had worked since 2010 and most recently held the role of AVP of CAT Pricing and Systems, with responsibility for Chubb’s catastrophe pricing, portfolio optimization and global risk aggregation platforms.
“We are very pleased to have someone of Jeff’s caliber join Merion Square. Jeff will be instrumental in further developing Merion Square’s analytical capabilities, particularly with respect to catastrophe modeling,” commented Stefano Sola, CEO and Managing Partner of Merion Square.
“I am excited to join Merion Square. I look forward to complementing the team’s deep experience in insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities to deliver further value to its investor base,” Fraser added.