23 January 2018Insurance

TigerRisk taps Aon Benfield exec to lead European operations

Reinsurance broking and risk/capital management firm TigerRisk Partners has appointed Aon Benfield's Marc Beckers as the new head of its EMEA operations.

Beckers, most recently head of Aon Benfield ReSolutions EMEA, is regarded as an expert in non-traditional risk-transfer structures and life reinsurance in Europe. In addition, he has European-focused investment banking experience including originating and executing M&A transactions and monetizations.

Prior to joining Aon Benfield, Beckers served as an advisor to the CEO of Dexia Insurance. He began his insurance industry career as an actuary at ING where he specialized in health and disability insurance. From there, he went to Schroder Salomon Smith Barney where he was a director/actuary specializing in mergers and acquisitions advice to the insurance and asset management industries.

Beckers will be working from TigerRisk’s London office reporting to Tony Ursano, president, with a dotted line to Hugo Crawley, head of TigerRisk’s London operation. Pending FCA approval, Beckers will be an employee of both TigerRisk Partners (UK) and TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory (UK).

“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,” said Ursano. “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.”

Beckers commented: “I have admired TigerRisk’s success, creativity and momentum in the market. I am looking forward to approaching risk transfer in new and interesting ways as well as delivering world-class solutions and thinking to the European insurance and reinsurance marketplace.”

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