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Acrisure Re adds Ben Canagaretna to MD role

2nd March 2021 - Author: Charlie Wood

Acrisure Re has announced the appointment of Ben Canagaretna as managing director of the London corporate advisory and solutions business.

AcrisureCanagaretna will be based in London and will report to Acrisure Re Chief Executive Officer, Jason Howard.

In his new role, Canagaretna will build upon Acrisure Re’s existing capabilities to provide corporate advisory services to carriers and reinsurers.

His focus will be advising on overall strategy, capital management, legacy transactions, mergers and acquisitions and access to alternative capital.

Canagaretna brings more than 19 years’ industry and actuarial experience and was previously managing director at Arch Insurance Group, where he was responsible for leading the managing agency.

Prior to this, he was group chief actuary of Barbican Group for 10 years, as well as director of Barbican Managing Agency from 2011 to 2016.

He was a divisional actuary for Liberty Syndicate’s casualty team from 2007 to 2009 having previously held roles at Whittington Capital Management and PwC.

“Our team provides a combination of exceptional analytical ability, extensive industry knowledge and outstanding collaborative skills to deliver the best solutions for our clients,” said Howard.

“Ben’s specialist expertise as an actuary and many years working for a carrier will give us the perspective we need to develop new and different approaches to risk mitigation. He will be a vital asset to the business as we continue to expand our offering.”

Canagaretna added, “I’m delighted to be joining Jason and the rest of the Acrisure Re team. They have built a tremendous legacy, over a number years, based on a down to earth style and relentless focus on meaningful relationships, integrity and service.

“I’m excited to build on this and realise the unique opportunity to work with such an innovative team.”

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