Acrisure Re Names Canagaretna as Corporate Advisory and Solutions Managing Director

LONDON, UK – Acrisure Re is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Canagaretna as managing director of the London corporate advisory and solutions business, effective 01 March 2021. Canagaretna will be based in London and will report to Acrisure Re CEO, Jason Howard.


In his new role, Canagaretna will build upon Acrisure Re existing capabilities to provide corporate advisory services to carriers and reinsurers.  His focus will be advising on overall strategy, capital management, legacy transactions, mergers and acquisitions and access to alternative capital.


Canagaretna has more than 19 years’ industry and actuarial experience. He was previously managing director at Arch Insurance Group where he was responsible for leading the managing agency. Prior to this, he was group chief actuary of Barbican Group for 10 years, as well as director of Barbican Managing Agency from 2011 to 2016. He was a divisional actuary for Liberty Syndicate’s casualty team from 2007 to 2009 having previously held roles at Whittington Capital Management and PwC.


Acrisure Re CEO, Jason Howard, said: “Our team provides a combination of exceptional analytical ability, extensive industry knowledge and outstanding collaborative skills to deliver the best solutions for our clients. Ben’s specialist expertise as an actuary and many years working for a carrier will give us the perspective we need to develop new and different approaches to risk mitigation. He will be a vital asset to the business as we continue to expand our offering.


Canagaretna added: “I’m delighted to be joining Jason and the rest of the Acrisure Re team.  They have built a tremendous legacy, over a number years, based on a down to earth style and relentless focus on meaningful relationships, integrity and service.  I’m excited to build on this and realise the unique opportunity to work with such an innovative team.”


About Acrisure Re and Acrisure London Wholesale

Formerly Beach and Associates, Acrisure Re is a premier reinsurance broking and advisory firm with a reputation for innovative reinsurance placements for complex and technical books of business. Operating in Atlanta, Bermuda, Burlington NC, London, New York, Seattle, Toronto, Zurich, Acrisure Re works with major insurance companies and insurance distribution partners to understand and achieve corporate risk management goals through the purchase of reinsurance and insurance portfolio solutions. By fostering a team mentality, both internally and with clients, the company develops a thorough understanding of clients’ situations and markets, and identifies creative, unique opportunities for innovative and ingenious solutions that add value and get positive results.


Acrisure London Wholesale has a wealth of specialised experience covering a broad range of product lines. Amid rapid growth, the company has maintained its entrepreneurial spirit and strong market relationships. They are uniquely placed within the market to offer excellent solutions to clients, with both scale and breadth.


Together, Acrisure Re and Acrisure London Wholesale have a global team of over 260 experienced and talented employees dedicated to providing advisory, portfolio, and reinsurance solutions.

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