Meet the team

Our team is committed to providing an attractive range of opportunities for our investor partners. Find out more about us below.

Mike Krefta

Chief Executive Officer
Bermuda
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Mike joined Hiscox in 2003, working first as a management information analyst in the retail team before moving into catastrophe modelling as a senior analyst in the London Market business. Mike joined the reinsurance team in 2005, writing the global reinsurance account before moving on to run Syndicate 33’s North America and Caribbean account in 2012. In 2013, Mike was appointed Director of Non Marine Underwriting for Hiscox Re and, in the same year, became a Hiscox Partner. Mike was appointed Hiscox Re Chief Underwriting Officer, joint active underwriter of Syndicate 33 and active underwriter for Syndicate 6104 in 2014. In 2017 he relocated from London to Bermuda to become CEO of Hiscox Re & ILS.

Andrew Hughes

Managing Principal and Chief Compliance Officer
Bermuda
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Andrew Hughes joined the team in September 2015 as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. In July 2019, Andrew was promoted to the role of Managing Principal for Hiscox ILS and became a member of the Hiscox Re & ILS Executive team. Andrew is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the ILS business, ensuring we are meeting investor demand for high-quality, innovative products. Prior to Hiscox, Andrew worked at Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), specialising in alternative asset class structuring and investments, and King & Wood Mallesons where he advised on structured finance and securitisation transactions. Andrew was admitted to the roll of solicitors in England & Wales in September 2005 and the roll of solicitors in Queensland, Australia in February 2014.  He graduated from the Exeter University, UK in 2000 with a BA in Law and Information Technology and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Law, also from Exeter University.

Management team

Matthew Swann

Principal
London
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Dr Matthew Swann joined Hiscox in 2007 as a catastrophe modelling analyst, where he worked with the reinsurance and retrocession teams. In 2011 he moved into an underwriting role at Hiscox Re, in London, where he focused on the North American account. Matthew joined the Hiscox ILS team in Bermuda in 2015 and held the position of Portfolio Manager until 2018. Now based in London, Matthew holds the role of Principal, and focuses on investor relations and business development of the funds. Matthew graduated from the University of Oxford, UK in 2000 with a first class honours degree in Geography and holds a PhD in Climate Prediction from the University of East Anglia, UK.

Caitlin Gordon

Associate
Bermuda

Investor Relations and Business Development

Ben Fox

Portfolio Manager
Bermuda
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Dr Ben Fox joined the Hiscox ILS team as a Portfolio Manager in April 2018. Based in Bermuda, Ben is jointly responsible for portfolio management across Hiscox ILS strategies.  Prior to joining Hiscox, Ben worked at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) as Principal of Insurance-Linked Securities.  Ben has also worked at the World Bank, Aon Benfield and RMS.  Ben graduated from the University of Oxford, UK in 2002 with a Master’s Degree in Earth Sciences followed by a DPhil Seismology in 2007.

Aaron Garcia Ehrhardt

Portfolio Manager
Bermuda
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Aaron García Ehrhardt joined the Hiscox ILS team as a Portfolio Manager in September 2017. Based in Bermuda, Aaron is jointly responsible for portfolio management across Hiscox ILS strategies. Prior to joining Hiscox, Aaron worked at Lloyds Syndicate Novae in both Zurich and Bermuda as an international property catastrophe underwriter and as a broker at JLT in London. Aaron graduated with honours from a double degree BA programme in Business Administration at the University of Cardiff, UK and IESIDE Business School, Spain in 2010. Aaron holds a US Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation (2016) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (2019).

Alaina Cubbon

Analyst
Bermuda

Jonas Muir Wood

Analyst
Bermuda

Leonard Rentrup

Analyst
Bermuda

Investments

Adriaan Van der Merwe

Financial Controller
Bermuda

Derek Theisen

Fund Accountant
Bermuda

Justin Sousa

Analyst
Bermuda

Matthew Henshall

Actuary
Bermuda

Operations

Interested in a career at Hiscox ILS?

Meet some of the team and find out what it was that attracted them to Hiscox and why they love what they do. Find out more on our Hiscox Re & ILS careers page here