Guy Carpenter & Company announced the appointment of Des Potter as Managing Director and Head of GC Securities* M&A Advisory - EMEA. Based in London, Mr. Potter will report to Bill Kennedy, CEO of Global Analytics and Advisory.
In this newly created position, Mr. Potter will work with Guy Carpenter’s extensive broker network across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to coordinate the delivery of GC Securities’ advisory services as part of Guy Carpenter’s integrated solutions for clients. This includes the origination, structuring and execution of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), run-off and corporate finance advisory services.
Prior to joining GC Securities, Mr. Potter was Managing Director, Capital Markets, at Aon Benfield Securities Ltd., where he led the team responsible for the origination and structuring of insurance-linked securities for European clients. Previously, he was Director, Corporate Finance, at the Benfield Group. Mr. Potter began his career at Barclays Bank, where he had most recently served as the Head of Insurance.
Bill Kennedy, CEO of Global Analytics and Advisory, said, “Des brings a highly valued mix of risk management, corporate finance and capital markets experience to the leadership team. He will be a major asset and resource for our clients, with his proven ability to provide innovative investment banking solutions to the insurance industry.”
*Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the United States through GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp., a US registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC. Main Office: 1166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. Phone: (212) 345-5000. Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the European Union by GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Reinsurance products are placed through qualified affiliates of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC. MMC Securities Corp., MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd. and Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC are affiliates owned by Marsh & McLennan Companies. This communication is not intended as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any security, financial instrument, reinsurance or insurance product.