Strategic Risk Solutions expands ILS operation with hire of Pereira

Hamilton, Bermuda

Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) has appointed Anna Pereira to the newly created position of senior vice-president, insurance-linked securities (ILS). She will take up her role on 1 March 2021 and will be based in Bermuda.

She will report to managing director Jonathan Reiss and will be responsible for supporting SRS’s ongoing expansion in the ILS and fund administration sectors.

Ms Pereira has more than 25 years’ experience in the insurance, reinsurance, alternative risk transfer and capital markets in Bermuda. She is currently a director and co-founder of MANA Consulting and for the last six years has specialised in ILS and collateralised reinsurance for transformer entities and fronting carriers. She currently leads marketing and overseas promotion for ILS Bermuda, which operates as a non-profit organisation, and has served on ILS Bermuda’s steering committee since its inception.

“We’re so pleased that someone of Anna’s calibre and experience will be joining us,” said Mr Reiss. “She’s joining a best-in-class team of professionals who are excited about the significant growth opportunities presented by current market conditions, SRS’s sterling reputation in insurance company management, and its independence from broker ownership. In addition, SRS has recently added fund administration resources through its acquisition last year of Dyna Management.”

He added: “Together with Matthew Charleson, who joined us in December 2020, Derek Bridgeman, who’s based in Dublin, and Peter Child, who will join us in July and be based in Guernsey, SRS is well positioned to be the service provider of choice for growing ILS businesses.”

Ms Pereira was previously head of treasury for Horseshoe Group and, prior to that, was head of captive and insurance banking at HSBC Bank Bermuda where she was instrumental in leading the bank’s ILS initiative and record growth in Bermuda and the US, said SRS.