ILS structuring expert joins TigerRisk to create nextgeneration capital markets solutions

STAMFORD, Conn. – TigerRisk Partners LLC, the risk/capital management and strategic advisory firm, today announced that it has appointed Philipp Kusche as Partner and Global Head of Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) and Capital Solutions. In his new position, Mr. Kusche will develop next-generation ILS and other insurance risk-to-capital solutions. He will report to Tony Ursano, President of TigerRisk.

“Philipp Kusche is a highly experienced reinsurance capital markets expert with a keen perspective on the innovation, disruption, and evolution occurring in our industry,” said Mr. Ursano. “At TigerRisk, Philipp will have the clear remit to continue to architect new structures and products which more closely and efficiently link risk with capital for the benefit of our clients”

Mr. Kusche comes to TigerRisk from Swiss Re Capital Markets in New York where he was the Head of ILS Structuring and Origination, responsible for creating and executing billions of dollars worth of CAT bonds, sidecars, contingent capital structures, and other alternative capital products. In addition to such sell-side activities, he structured, priced, and executed a large number of CAT derivatives. “At TigerRisk, I hope to achieve two goals,” said Mr. Kusche. “First I look forward to being a truly independent and objective advisor, able to provide clients truly holistic solutions using the entire spectrum of capital independent of its source, whether from traditional reinsurance or the capital markets.

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