Miller, the leading independent specialist (re)insurance broker, today announces the appointment of John Duda as Head of ILS Development & Capital Management Products, as the firm continues to build out its capabilities in Bermuda and the ILS market. John joined the team on 1 June 2022.

John joins from Markel, where he led the retrocessional portfolio management team and was a key figure in the launch of Lodgepine Capital Management, Markel’s retrocessional ILS fund. Prior to Markel, John was a portfolio manager for Logic Reinsurance in Toronto and held roles at Guy Carpenter, Benfield (then Aon Benfield) and Zurich Insurance Group. In his new role, John will focus on developing Miller’s business in the Bermudian market.

The appointment continues Miller’s investment in the region and follows the recent launch of its Bermuda platform in March 2021 and subsequent hires, including Charlie Simpson as Head of Bermuda and Erik Manning as Head of ILS.

Erik Manning, Head of ILS, commented: "John’s extensive experience in collateralised reinsurance and ILS fund management will transform Miller’s ability to service clients in Bermuda and around the world. John brings both strong technical capabilities and deep market relationships; we’re hugely excited to welcome him to the team and his appointment is testament to Miller’s ongoing investment in market-leading talent."

John Duda said: "The opportunity to build out Miller’s offering in Bermuda is an incredibly exciting one. I’m pleased to join such a fast-growing team to work alongside genuinely passionate individuals to help accelerate Miller’s growth across the region".

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