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TigerRisk appoints Beckers to lead European operations

January 23, 2018

Reinsurance broker TigerRisk has appointed former head of Aon Benfield ReSolutions EMEA Marc Beckers as its new head of European operations.

In his new position, Beckers takes on the role of partner and head of EMEA for TigerRisk Partners, where he will be responsible for growing TigerRisk’s profile and market position in Europe.

He will be based in London and will report to TigerRisk president Tony Ursano, with a dotted line to Hugo Crawley, head of TigerRisk’s London operations.

Beckers is expected to be an employee of both TigerRisk Partners (UK) Limited and TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory (UK) Limited.

Beckers began his insurance industry career as an actuary at ING, focused on health and disability insurance. From there he went on to Schroder Salomon Smith Barney where he was a director and actuary working on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for the insurance and asset management industries. He also served as an advisor to the CEO of Dexia Insurance.

In 2007, Beckers joined Aon Benfield where he first headed up analytics for EMEA and then ReSolutions EMEA, a team dedicated to reinsurance capital solutions and optimisation, at the reinsurance broker. Beckers left Aon Benfield in July 2017.

Commenting on the appointment, Ursano said: “Marc is a highly experienced, analytical and forward-thinking insurance industry executive and we are thrilled to have him join TigerRisk as head of our European operations.”

“His established track record of providing innovative ideas and solutions to European insurers and reinsurers and his long-standing client relationships make Marc an ideal candidate to drive our business further forward in Europe. The combination of his actuarial background, his investment banking expertise, his life insurance and life reinsurance background, and his experience of running EMEA analytics at Aon Benfield, makes him an invaluable resource as we continue to build the leading risk, capital and strategic advisor to our industry.”

TigerRisk CEO Rod Fox added: “Marc is exactly the kind of experienced analytical and strategic thinker that is needed to help our clients in the current operating environment. I am proud to welcome him onto the team and look forward to working closely with him to serve our clients around the globe.”