Stephan Ruoff becomes Head of Schroder Secquaero

Maria Nikolova

In this role, Stephan Ruoff succeeds Dirk Lohmann who will remain with the organisation as Chairman of the Schroder Secquaero business.

Schroders today announces that Stephan Ruoff has succeeded Dirk Lohmann as Head of Schroder Secquaero, an insurance-linked securities (ILS) business within Schroder Investment Management Switzerland AG.

Mr Ruoff who was appointed Deputy Head of Schroder Secquaero as Mr Lohmann’s designated successor in November 2019 has assumed the new role this month.

Mr Ruoff brings long-standing and extensive underwriting and senior management experience. As the former CEO of Tokio Millennium Re, which acted as a service provider for a large number of ILS managers, he has broad and deep knowledge of the alternative capital market for reinsurance.

Dirk Lohmann, a co-founder of Secquaero Advisors AG, the predecessor of Schroder Secquaero, will remain with the organisation as Chairman of the Schroder Secquaero business, a newly-created position. He will serve as a member of the investment committee and continue to mentor the Schroder Secquaero management team. In addition, he will focus on developing new business opportunities and strategic ventures.

Additionally, Flavio Matter, Senior Underwriter Non-life, was promoted last month to Head of Origination to lead the now combined underwriting and transaction management teams. Flavio Matter joined Secquaero Advisors AG in October 2014 and has over 15 years of natural catastrophe modelling and reinsurance underwriting experience.

Earlier this summer, Mark Gibson joined Schroder Secquaero as ILS Solutions Manager, based in London. Mr Gibson will act as a lead coordinator across new product development, expanding existing products and supporting the wider Schroders sales activities, whilst representing ILS in Schroders’ London headquarters. He has over three decades of insurance and capital market experience. Most recently, he was Alternative Capital Director at Neon Underwriting, where he was also a member of the Executive Committee.

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