Capsicum Re, the specialist reinsurance broker, is pleased to announce the launch of its New York cyber hub. Led by Patrick Bousfield, who has been promoted to Executive Director, the unit opened for business on 01 June. Bousfield will report to Ian Newman, Global Head of Cyber, who is based in London.
Bousfield has gained significant experience in both treaty and facultative reinsurance, having worked in Toronto, Sydney and London, at Beach & Associates and latterly at EC3 Brokers, he has further developed his cyber expertise since joining Capsicum Re in 2016.
Rupert Swallow, CEO of Capsicum Re, said: “The cyber team has received overwhelming support from clients and, by popular demand, we have now established our presence in New York to bring our winning, customer-centric proposition even closer to them. Capsicum Re continues to lead the market in developing new meaningful classes of business that meet the needs of our clients as the global economy responds to the risks and challenges that an increasingly digital environment brings.”
Newman said: “Our expanding portfolio has always seen a mixture of UK and US-based accounts. Establishing a New York hub was, naturally, our next step and demonstrates our renewed commitment to clients based there. Patrick has been an asset since joining Capsicum Re and has grown into the ideal candidate to head up our new operation, I am confident we will see continued growth in US cyber business under Patrick’s expert leadership.”
Bousfield said: “I am delighted to be leading Capsicum Re’s expansion in New York. As recent cyber events have shown, risks are not limited by geographic location. A permanent physical presence in one of the world’s biggest markets will better ensure we continue to deliver innovative solutions directly to our clients where they need them.”
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Founded by Grahame Chilton and Rupert Swallow in 2013, Capsicum Reinsurance Brokers LLP Group (“Capsicum Re”) is a reinsurance broker working in partnership with Arthur J. Gallagher as its primary treaty reinsurance broking outlet. Based out of offices in London Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago and Bermuda, Capsicum Re is focused on attracting the best advocates in the market to provide bespoke and specialist reinsurance advice and products; it boasts the foremost broking teams in the specialist areas of the market that it focusses on.