Specialist reinsurance broker Capsicum Re has extended its cyber presence to New York with the launch of a new cyber hub, which will be led by Patrick Bousfield, who has been promoted to Executive Director.
Rupert Swallow, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Capsicum Re, said: “The cyber team has received overwhelming support from clients and, by popular demand, we have now established our presence in New York to bring our winning, customer-centric proposition even closer to them.
“Capsicum Re continues to lead the market in developing new meaningful classes of business that meet the needs of our clients as the global economy responds to the risks and challenges that an increasingly digital environment brings.”
Bousfield, who joined Capsicum Re as a broker in 2016, will utilise his experience with both treaty and facultative reinsurance, as well as his expertise in cyber, to lead the new hub.
He has previously served as a broker at EC3 Brokers, and has held a variety of positions at re/insurance broker Beach & Associates, where he worked at offices across Toronto, Sydney, and London.
Bousfield will now report to Ian Newman, Global Head of Cyber at Capsicum Re, who commented: “Our expanding portfolio has always seen a mixture of UK and US-based accounts. Establishing a New York hub was, naturally, our next step and demonstrates our renewed commitment to clients based there.
“Patrick has been an asset since joining Capsicum Re and has grown into the ideal candidate to head up our new operation, I am confident we will see continued growth in US cyber business under Patrick’s expert leadership.”
Bousfield added: “I am delighted to be leading Capsicum Re’s expansion in New York. As recent cyber events have shown, risks are not limited by geographic location. A permanent physical presence in one of the world’s biggest markets will better ensure we continue to deliver innovative solutions directly to our clients where they need them.”