Lockton Re, the reinsurance arm of the global broking group, has announced the hiring of another property reinsurance and retrocession specialist, in Ben Ryan, who joins the company’s London office from his most recent role with Aon.
Lockton Re continues to build out its retrocession and specialty property reinsurance practice, having hired numerous senior brokers that specialise in this area over the last few years.
This retro-focused practice at Lockton Re is becoming a significant force in the space, with brokers that have years of experience working with both traditional and collateralized retro markets.
The latest addition is Ben Ryan, formerly of Aon, who joins Lockton Re’s Non-Marine Retrocession & Property Specialty team in London.
Ryan started his reinsurance broking career as part of the graduate programme at Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions.
He joined that brokers’ Non-Marine Retrocession team within its Global ReSpecialty division in 2015 and spent time working in New York, focused on retrocession clients across the United States and Bermuda markets, before moving back to London in 2022.
Matt Foreman, Lockton Re’s Head of Non-Marine Retrocession & Property Specialty, commented on the hire, “Ben is a great addition to our expanding global presence in the Retrocession marketplace. His excellent experience broking and operating in the London, USA and Bermuda marketplaces will enhance our holistic offering and geographical reach to clients.
“Ben’s analytical approach and broad network will be a huge asset as we continue to grow our division and seek to bring innovative structures and solutions to clients. We are all excited to be working with Ben as we head into a very busy and complex renewal season at 1st January.”
Robert Bisset, Chairman of Global Retrocession & Property Specialty, Bermuda & Market Capital, Lockton Re, added, “Ben is a fantastic addition to not only the Retrocession and Property Specialty team but our entire global Lockton Re team. His decision to join exemplifies our ability to continue to attract top talent in our industry.
“We are building a leading reinsurance broker focussed on client-service, creativity, analytics, and execution. Ben’s boundless energy, contagious enthusiasm, global perspective and strong intellect complement our proposition as we grow our client base.”