TigerRisk's CEO Rod Fox explains why the opportunities for the broker are greater than ever, how client success lists are being rapidly realised and why people misunderstand his long-standing association with the US Navy SEALs.
In an industry not necessarily known for colourful or extrovert characters, Rod Fox has always stood apart. Love him or hate him, few brokers have gained such profile in the reinsurance industry in a personal capacity—but Fox’s boundless energy, enthusiasm and dealmaking ability combined with his outspoken views have always made him stand out.
Ted Blanch first spotted and utilised these energies in Fox’s EW Blanch days. Then at Benfield, where he headed up the US operations, his passion and eye for an opportunity saw him complete a series of high profile industry transactions, which grew the UK-based broker’s US operations tenfold. His strategic acumen was again tested when he was brought into re-structure Praetorian Financial Group—again he came through before selling it to QBE.
Throughout his career, he has also honed another trait he has become famous for in the industry—his close association with the US Navy SEALs. Reinsurance broking and the US armed forces might not seem to naturally go hand in hand—but it is a relationship that has worked for Fox over the years and which continues to this day.
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