ERS is expanding its commercial insurance capabilities with two senior appointments: Dr Federico Waisman, as head of underwriting management, and Ciaran Waters, senior underwriter for US catastrophe.
According to a statement by the specialist insurer, the hires are part of its strategy to scale existing and enter new segments including property, reinsurance, marine, professional lines and specialty.
Prior to joining ERS, Waters was head of US property treaty at Faraday and held underwriting positions at Ascot Group.
Meanwhile, Waisman, who will begin in his new role later this month, was previously with Ariel Re where he held the role of SVP, head of analytics. Earlier, he was chief risk officer of Goldman Sachs’ start-up Arrow Capital, and head of vulnerability at Swiss Re’s natural perils team.
“I am delighted to welcome Ciaran and Federico to the team,” said Peter Bilsby, ERS chief executive. “We have recruited some incredible talent to join our expansion and I am excited to see them bring their experience, knowledge and market relationships to bear as we deliver against our exciting agenda.”