Guy Carpenter announced today the appointment of Benjamin Keslowitz as U.S. Life Leader, with immediate effect.
The appointment underscores Guy Carpenter’s ongoing strategic investment in strengthening its position in the life reinsurance arena. In this newly created role, Mr. Keslowitz will focus on delivering the full range of Guy Carpenter’s risk and capital solutions to clients and prospects in the life insurance and reinsurance sectors, including strategic advisory and ratings advisory support, as well as providing capital solutions through GC Securities*. Mr. Keslowitz will draw on his expertise to assist clients in the evaluation and execution of structured life and annuity reinsurance transactions.
Guy Carpenter’s Life Reinsurance team provides clients with access to a wide range of solutions, including structured reinsurance, legacy block transfers, insurtech advice and distribution partnerships. These capabilities and services help clients deliver on their growth targets and evolve their risk strategies.
Prior to joining Guy Carpenter, Mr. Keslowitz was President of a life and annuity actuarial and consultancy practice. During his career, he has held a number of actuarial and strategic roles, including Senior Vice President and Head of Long-Term Life Reinsurance at Sirius Group, Chief Operating Officer and Head Actuary at a startup Bermudian/Caymanian reinsurance company, and Vice President at Prudential Financial. Mr. Keslowitz also co-founded Converge Re II, a Puerto Rico-based reinsurance company.
Commenting on the appointment, Ed Hochberg, Managing Director and Head of Global Risk Solutions at Guy Carpenter, said: “Guy Carpenter’s Life Reinsurance team helps clients increase their overall capital efficiency and leverage numerous opportunities for growth. This team is central to our strategic focus and Ben’s appointment demonstrates our continued investment in expanding our capabilities to better serve our clients.”
Based in New York, Mr. Keslowitz will report to Mr. Hochberg and David Rains, Managing Director and Head of the Life, Accident and Health segment at Guy Carpenter.
Mr. Rains said: “Ben is a fantastic addition to our Life Reinsurance team. He brings an incredible level of actuarial insight, solution expertise and market experience to the role, enhancing our ability to support our clients as they navigate challenges facing the life insurance industry, including low interest rates, regulatory pressures and the ever-present need for active capital optimization.”
*Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the United States through GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities LLC, a US registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/NFA/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. (MMCSEL), which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, 12 Endeavour Square, London, E20 1JN. Reinsurance products are placed through qualified affiliates of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC. MMC Securities LLC, 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.