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Aon Benfield bolsters Bermuda team

Build-up: Aon Benfield Bermuda is to bolster its island-based team

Aon Benfield is to bolster and expand its team on the island with new hires, a new management structure and a new chief executive officer.

The reinsurance broker and capital adviser has attracted Matthias Meyenhofer from rival Guy Carpenter to join the firm as CEO on September 1.

Mr Meyenhofer was head of EMEA global clients at Guy Carpenter, having previously held the position of CEO at ACE Tempest Re Europe, as well as other senior positions within the industry.

Furthermore, Tony Fox, currently chairman of Aon Benfield Global ReSpecialty Bermuda, will become chairman of Aon Benfield Bermuda.

At the same time, Jonathan Davies, a member of the Aon Benfield Global ReSpecialty executive in London, will relocate to the island as of April 1 to become head of Aon Benfield Global ReSpecialty Bermuda.

The moves aim to optimise the increasing opportunities for clients and markets to deploy capital and expertise on the island, Aon Benfield said.

Nick Frankland, UK CEO of Aon Benfield, who also oversees the firm’s Bermuda operations, commented: “Augmenting our resources in this way reflects Aon Benfield’s commitment to Bermuda, and is in recognition of the widening experience, skill sets and capital now available on the island, and of our desire to better access Bermuda capabilities in support of our global model.”

Mr Fox added: “The addition of these two experienced team members signals the beginning of the expansion of our Bermuda platform. Matthias and Jonathan will play key roles in helping to drive our strategic growth objectives.”

Bob Bisset, chief executive officer of Aon Benfield Global ReSpecialty, said: “Aon Benfield has been a longstanding partner of the Bermuda market, recognising the value it brings to our clients in terms of its diversified and highly rated capital and skills.”