Shabnam Ahmed joins Elementum in Bermuda in underwriting role


Elementum Advisors, the alternative investment manager specialising in collateralised natural catastrophe event reinsurance investments, has appointed Shabnam Ahmed as senior vice president of underwriting in its Bermuda office.

Ahmed was most recently vice president and head of specialty property for Bermuda at Axis Reinsurance, having served the re/insurer in a variety of underwriting and technical pricing functions. She was also formerly group actuary for Bermuda at Partner Reinsurance, and has worked at Guy Carpenter and Towers Watson in London.

Ahmed underwrites personal and commercial property and retrocessional reinsurance business with US and global footprints. She also supports Elementum's portfolio construction efforts and participates in the training and education of the next generation of the firm's underwriters.

Paul Barker, partner and portfolio manager at Elementum, praised Ahmed’s broad range of experience across the underwriting spectrum. 

"Her multifaceted expertise from roles in both London and Bermuda bring a meaningful and complementary perspective and will help to bolster the sophisticated reinsurance-linked products for which Elementum is known," he added. 

Tony Rettino, founding partner and senior portfolio manager at Elementum, added: "The contributions she brings, with her underwriting, actuarial and technical pricing expertise, reinforce our commitment to recruiting the best talent in insurance-linked investments."


Shabnam Ahmed, Elementum Advisors, Paul Barker, Tony Rettino

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