Insurance Ventures/ILS

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Managing Director

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Current Responsibility

Jonathan is a Managing Director and is based in Bermuda. He is responsible for business development focused on commercial insurance and reinsurance organizations and for enhancing SRS’s joint ventures and capabilities in emerging sectors such as Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) and InsureTech.

Experience

Jonathan has 28 years dedicated to the Insurance Industry. He joined SRS in November 2020 from Hamilton Insurance Group where he was part of the founding management team and served as President Strategic Partnerships as well as Group Chief Financial Officer.

At Hamilton, Jonathan oversaw a variety of strategic initiatives, including Hamilton ILS, Hamilton’s Syndicate Management business at Lloyd’s and certain InsureTech joint venture interests. Jonathan served on the Board of Attune, Hamilton’s digital MGA joint venture with AIG and Two Sigma. Jonathan was a key leader in initiating and securing the acquisition of Pembroke Managing Agency and Ironshore Europe from Liberty Mutual, a transformative transaction for Hamilton that was completed in 2019.

Previously, Jonathan was the Leader of EY’s Insurance practice for the Bermuda, Bahamas and Cayman (BBC) region. Jonathan had been with EY, in Bermuda and New York, for 19 years and had been a Partner for 12 years.

Education and Professional Designations

Jonathan became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1995 and earned a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1998. He is currently a Chartered Professional Accountant and member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Bermuda. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).