TigerRisk Partners, the reinsurance broking and risk/capital management firm, today announced that Martin Bartell has been named head of its UK-based retrocessional and specialty reinsurance practice.

TigerLogo“Martin has a great reputation in the business, is held in very high regard by both clients and markets, and will add considerably to our presence in the retrocessional arena,” said John Goldsmith, chairman and CEO of TigerRisk Partners UK. “[Martin’s] many years’ experience and his creativity in this field very much complement what we are trying to achieve at TigerRisk in London and the USA as we continue to challenge the Big Three.”

Bartell comes to TigerRisk from Aon Benfield’s Global Re Specialty team, where he focused on per-risk and catastrophe business placed with traditional reinsurers and ILS markets.

He began his insurance industry career in 1986 at Alexander Howden as a member of the LMX placement team. From there he went to Ellinger Heath Western, which was acquired by Benfield in 1996, and which through a series of acquisitions eventually became Benfield Blanch in 2001. Later, while at Gallagher Re, Bartell originated and co-led the team that partnered with the New York Mercantile Exchange to launch a series of catastrophe derivatives traded on the exchange.

Bartell will be based at TigerRisk’s London office.

Source: TigerRisk Partners