IQUW, the rebranded ARCUS 1856 Syndicate at Lloyd’s, has made some additions to its reinsurance staff, together with the appointment of Helen Thornton from Nephila Capital as Chief Monetary Officer (CFO) of its Bermuda reinsurance operation and Group Head of Finance.
At Nephila, the biggest devoted funding supervisor within the insurance-linked securities (ILS) area, Thornton served as co-Head of Reinsurance and Chief Operations Officer since 2011, the place she was chargeable for main the finance and operations groups and co-leading the reinsurance division.
At IQUW, she takes on the roles of CFO for IQUW Re Bermuda Restricted and Group Head of Finance.
“I’m delighted to affix IQUW to proceed the construct out its Bermuda operation alongside Rene, Stephen and Vanessa. IQUW has already begun to ship on its potential to change into a profitable (re)insurance coverage agency with a transparent development imaginative and prescient. I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of the staff,” stated Thornton.
On the similar time, IQUW has added Vanessa O’Flynn as Workplace Supervisor and Government Assistant. O’Flynn beforehand served as Chief Administrative Officer at Third Level Re from the corporate’s inception till January of 2020. Earlier in her profession, O’Flynn labored at reinsurance dealer Man Carpenter, Allied World, and Bermuda-based RenaissanceRe.
The appointments of Thornton and O’Flynn come after the current hires of Rene Lamer as Managing Director for Underwriting and Operations in Bermuda, and Stephen Younger as Head of Reinsurance and CEO of the Bermuda platform.
Commenting on the most recent hires, Younger stated: “As we construct out IQUW’s Reinsurance platform, we’ll proceed to recruit a high-quality staff with broad abilities that may be leveraged throughout the Group. Helen joins us with a wealth of reinsurance, finance and operations expertise that she will be able to deliver to bear throughout the organisation as we proceed to construct a worthwhile, diversified reinsurance portfolio.”