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Fox joins ILS team at Hiscox

Hiscox Re Insurance Linked Strategies, the ILS asset management arm of Hiscox, has appointed Ben Fox to its Bermuda-based ILS investment team as portfolio manager, subject to Bermuda immigration approval.

Dr Fox was formerly with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, where he served as principal of Insurance-Linked Securities since July 2014. In this role he co-managed the Plan’s ILS portfolio and was responsible for all analytics including portfolio construction and optimisation capabilities.

Dr Fox holds a master’s degree in earth sciences and a PhD in seismology from the University of Oxford.

Mike Krefta, chief executive officer of Hiscox Re & ILS, said: “I’m thrilled that Ben is joining us. His experience with a sophisticated institutional ILS investor will complement the existing underwriting and analytical expertise of our Hiscox Re & ILS team. This appointment represents our continued commitment to the ILS asset class and we’re excited about its future.”