Acrisure Re, the reinsurance division of fintech leader and top-10 global insurance broker Acrisure, today announced appointments within its corporate advisory and solutions division (“ARCAS”), reporting to managing director, Ben Canagaretna.
Nick Godfrey – head of capital markets
Godfrey has 25 years of industry experience, working primarily with capital markets, insurance markets and other third-party capital vehicles. He has held various risk owner, broker and board positions in global markets across multiple classes of business. He co-founded the reinsurance proprietary investment arm of BTG which acquired Ariel Re. Most recently, he was a senior advisor at Barbican and Arch Re. In his new role, Godfrey will be responsible for capital raising activities across ILS, funds at Lloyd’s and supporting M&A and other balance sheet engineering activities.
Jonathan Zisaruk – head of legacy
Zisaruk is a chartered accountant and senior insurance M&A professional with more than 18 years of experience managing the acquisition of legacy reinsurance portfolios. He joins Acrisure Re having previously worked at Enstar for more than 15 years, most recently as head of M&A and executive vice president. He has been involved in more than 40 successful transactions, involving over $10 billion of reserves, including deals in the US, UK, Lloyd’s, Bermuda, Europe, and Australia. In his new role, Zisaruk will be responsible for leading all types of legacy transactions from structured adverse development covers to more classical loss portfolio transfers, understanding how to get the best solutions for clients.
Lauren Johnson – vice president of corporate advisory and solutions
Johnson has more than 10 years of industry experience and joins Acrisure Re from Securis Investment Partners where she held roles as the head of Lloyd’s and specialty analysis and as a reserving actuary. Prior to this, she was a director in the strategic risk consulting team at Willis Limited. In her new role, Johnson will run the execution process across the four pillars of ARCAS namely strategic advisory, capital raising, legacy solutions and M&A.
Nick Triggs – non-executive board member and senior advisor, corporate advisory and solutions
Triggs has extensive experience providing advice to company boards and executive management teams across the financial services spectrum. He has worked in the industry for more than 30 years and has closed around 140 M&A, equity and debt capital raising deals. He has a broad and deep understanding of different business models with a particular focus on the P&C insurance sector over recent years.
Simon Hedley, CEO of Acrisure Re, said: “It is rare for an advisor to provide all pillars of ARCAS’ offering within one aligned and differentiated team. This division too represents our capabilities as a high-quality corporate advisor.”
Ben Canagaretna said: “I am delighted to welcome Nick, Jonathan and Lauren to the ARCAS team, as well as Nick Triggs to our advisory board. They are a testament to our focus on investing in talent and their extensive knowledge of the capital markets, strong analytical expertise and vast network of long-standing relationships will contribute toward our position as a trusted advisor for our clients. I look forward to working with them and growing as a team.”