Vantage hires AIR’s Brent Poliquin to lead reinsurance data & analytics

Vantage hires AIR’s Brent Poliquin to lead reinsurance data & analytics

Vantage Risk, one of the insurance coverage and reinsurance start-ups that released for the start of 2021, has actually included a new key hire in disaster modelling and data analytics for reinsurance, taking Brent Poliquin from AIR Worldwide.Poliquin is popular in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond market, having actually been AIR Worldwides lead on the ILS market for a variety of years, ending up being AVP of that function.
More recently, Poliquin was Vice President, Strategy at AIR Worldwide considering that late 2018, as he took a wider role at the disaster danger modelling expert.
Vantage Risk has now worked with Poliquin as its Reinsurance Data and Analytics Lead, which will see him leading on disaster threat modelling, information, analytics and other abilities of the growing insurance and reinsurance company.
Poliquins proficiency in the ILS market will likewise be important for Vantage Risk, as his understanding of the catastrophe bond issuance process, as well as how ILS fund supervisors use information to support their operations and performance, will be useful as Vantage constructs out its own ILS practice.
Vantage Risk is targeting a Partnership Capital design, leveraging ILS and third-party capital throughout its organization, both for its own protection and by establishing financier relations to manage risk for third-party capital.
The company sponsored its very first $225 million Vista Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1) disaster bond previously this year, which the business viewed as a crucial method to broaden its profile with ILS financiers.
Information and the use of it to help expand the variety of risks and hazards that can be ceded to ILS funds and investors, is likewise a location of focus at Vantage Risk, as Greg Hendrick, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), recently discussed.
Poliquin, with his experience gained at one of the main catastrophe threat modelling business, plus his deep understanding of the ILS market, disaster bonds and how designs, analytics and information assist in the process of moving reinsurance associated dangers to the capital markets and in understanding what those risks mean for investor portfolios, will be a key hire for these efforts at Vantage and more.
Poliquins profession began as an Actuarial Analyst at Milliman back in 2005, then he invested over 2 years at asset supervisor Fidelity Investments between 2006 and 2008.
He joined AIR Worldwide in 2008, working his way up through functions into the ILS side of that organization, ultimately ending up being AVP of Insurance-Linked Securities in 2016 and Vice President, Strategy in 2018.

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