9 October 2015News

Hiscox Re subsidiary makes a number of senior appointments

Kiskadee Investment Managers, the insurance linked strategies (ILS) operation of Bermuda-based Hiscox Re, has made a number of senior appointments.

Andrew Hughes has been appointed as ILS chief compliance officer and general counsel. He joins Kiskadee from Australia-based QIC, a state-owned investment manager where he served as senior legal counsel.

Dr Matthew Swann has been hired as portfolio manager. He will transfer from Hiscox Re’s London office, where he held the role of senior non-marine treaty underwriter. Swann joined Hiscox in 2007 as a catastrophe modelling analyst.

Additionally, Michael Jedraszak, who has served as the director of ILS since the formation of Kiskadee, has also been named chief investment officer of Hiscox Re ILS.

Jeremy Pinchin, chief executive officer of Hiscox Re, said: “These new appointments represent our continued commitment to invest in the development of Kiskadee.

“With assets already exceeding $600 million, Andrew Hughes and Matthew Swann are very welcome additions to the team, alongside Richard Lowther, chief operating officer and Michael Jedraszak chief information officer, as we continue to develop the depth and breadth of Kiskadee products for the benefit of investors and our clients.”