Hiscox invites new blood to ILS team

Firm turns to veteran as it aims to further its commitment to the class

Hiscox invites new blood to ILS team

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Hiscox Re Insurance Linked Strategies, an ILS asset-management arm of Hiscox, has named Dr. Ben Fox portfolio manager for its Bermuda-based ILS investment team, the company has announced.

Prior to his role at Hiscox Re & ILS, Fox served as principal of insurance-linked securities for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. In that role, Fox co-managed the plan’s ILS portfolio and was responsible for all analytics, including portfolio construction and optimisation capabilities. Fox holds a master’s degree in earth sciences and a PhD in seismology from the University of Oxford.

“(Fox’s) experience with a sophisticated institutional ILS investor will complement the existing underwriting and analytical expertise of our Hiscox Re & ILS team,” said Mike Krefta, Hiscox Re & ILS CEO. “This appointment represents our continued commitment to the ILS asset class, and we’re excited about its future.”


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