Insurance Advisory Partners, the specialist insurance M&A, strategic advisory and capital-raising employee-owned partnership, today announces the appointment of Robin Mackie as Senior Advisor in London and Samantha Hagar as Associate in New York.
Mackie brings extensive experience across financial services having worked in both commercial and investment banking, insurance, venture capital and private equity. At St James’ Place plc, he advised on various initiatives including the establishment of Life Assurance Holdings Corporation – then the largest UK life run-off company – now part of Phoenix Group. As Head of Insurance at Lehman Brothers Europe, he was responsible for originating advisory and capital raising business from Europe’s largest insurers. More recently he served as Co-Head and Head of Financial Institutions at Royal Bank of Canada in Europe, following the bank’s acquisition of Loudoun Capital Partners, a London-based insurance-focused advisory firm he co-founded following the collapse of Lehman.
Hagar will support the rapid growth of Insurance Advisory Partners’ US operations. She joins from PNC Capital Markets LLC, where she was an associate director in the insurance division of its financial institutions team.
Ursano said: “These recent appointments further underline our steadfast commitment to building a world class insurance investment banking team. We continue to look for the most insightful, experienced, meticulous, and hungry individuals to join our crusade to build the best insurance investment banking platform in the market.”
Kimmel added: “These appointments demonstrate the caliber of talent our growing business continues to attract. Robin is a highly experienced investment banker, and Sam has extraordinary proficiency in delivering the full spectrum of banking solutions. Both add to our ability to deliver the highest quality service and advice to our clients.”