Vesttoo, the insurance capital markets focused insurtech, has announced the hiring of experienced alternative investments specialist Jon Ewing to lead the development of an insurance-linked securities (ILS) marketplace.
Ewing joins Vesttoo from his most recent role at global alternative investment marketplace fintech company iCapital, where he was Chief Marketing Officer.
Ewing takes on the role of Chief Marketplace Officer at Vesttoo, in which he will lead the development of the firm’s digital marketplace for connecting insurance risk to the capital market.
He brings the company over 20 years of experience in financial services and also specific expertise in launching trading platforms.
At iCapital, Ewing held a key role in the its positioning as a leading alternative investment marketplace provider, before which he had spent time working at Fitch Group, BMI Research, and Dunnhumby.
At Vesttoo, Ewing will drive its vision of creating a liquid marketplace for insurance-linked securities (ILS), as well as continuing to help build its existing product offerings.
Vesttoo believes his experience and track record will be instrumental in realising the firm’s strategic objectives and cementing a position for it at the vanguard of the insurance risk transfer and investment industry.
Yaniv Bertele, CEO and Co-founder of Vesttoo, commented, “We’re thrilled to welcome Jon, a seasoned and versatile senior leader, to the Vesttoo team. His invaluable experience at successful alternative investment marketplace providers will undoubtedly enhance our own marketplace trajectory. Jon’s depth and range of experience running teams at both major financial institutions and rapidly scaling tech companies make him the ideal candidate to lead Vesttoo’s Marketplace division.”
“Vesttoo’s unique approach to insurance risk transfer already provides investors with access to diversified, uncorrelated returns without the excessive unpredictability of catastrophic risk strategies,” added Ewing. “Digital marketplaces have immense potential to revolutionize alternative assets such as ILS, bringing them efficiencies and liquidity, and I eagerly anticipate working with my new colleagues at Vesttoo to realize this vision.”
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