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Ben Keslowitz to lead Guy Carpenter’s US Life Reinsurance business

8th December 2020 - Author: Luke Gallin

Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance broking arm of Marsh, has announced the appointment of Benjamin Keslowitz to the newly created role of US Life Leader, effective immediately.

Ben KeslowitzIn his new role, Keslowitz will have a focus on delivering the full range of Guy Carpenter’s risk and capital solutions to clients and prospects in the life insurance and reinsurance segments, including strategic advisory and ratings advisory support, alongside providing capital solutions via GC Securities.

He will be expected to utilise his expertise to assist clients in the evaluation and execution of structured life and annuity reinsurance transactions.

The appointment of Keslowitz is the latest strategic investment made by Guy Carpenter as it continues to look to strengthen its position in the life reinsurance space.

Prior to Guy Carpenter, Keslowitz served as President of a life and annuity actuarial and consulting practice. During his career, he has held numerous actuarial and strategic positions, including Senior Vice President and Head of Long-Term Life Reinsurance at Sirius Group, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Head Actuary at a Bermuda/Cayman reinsurer, and Vice President at Prudential Financial. He is also the co-founder of Converge Re II, a Puerto Rico-based reinsurance firm.

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In his newly created role, he will be based in New York and will report to Ed Hochberg, Managing Director and Head of Global Risk Solutions at Guy Carpenter and David Rains, Managing Director and Head of the Life, Accident and Health segment at Guy Carpenter.

Hochberg said: “Guy Carpenter’s Life reinsurance team helps clients increase their overall capital efficiency and leverage numerous opportunities for growth. This team is central to our strategic focus and Ben’s appointment demonstrates our continued investment in expanding our capabilities to better serve our clients.”

Rains added: “Ben is a fantastic addition to our Life reinsurance team. He brings an incredible level of actuarial insight, solution expertise and market experience to the role, enhancing our ability to support our clients as they navigate challenges facing the life insurance industry, including low interest rates, regulatory pressures and the ever-present need for active capital optimization.”

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