King & Bonanno To Join Roosevelt Road Re

September 28, 2021

Roosevelt Road Re Ltd. has appointed Duncan King and Joe Bonanno to lead their underwriting division.

A spokesperson said, “Roosevelt Road Re, Ltd. a Bermuda headquartered reinsurance company providing reinsurance for captives, insurance and reinsurance companies, managing general agencies, risk retention groups, run-off companies and other insurance-related companies has appointed Duncan King and Joe Bonanno to lead their underwriting division.

“Duncan King will join Roosevelt Road Re Ltd as Chief Underwriting Officer in early 2022 following his resignation from Argenta Group where he held the position of senior underwriter for casualty and specialty treaty.

Duncan King and Joe Bonanno Bermuda Sept 2021

“Duncan has worked in the Lloyd’s market for 37 years and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and innovation. As an underwriter, he has written a broad range of classes and enjoys strong relationships in the London, US, Bermuda and International markets. He will continue to be based in London.

“Joe Bonanno has stepped into the role of Head of Reinsurance Bermuda, and Senior Vice President of Underwriting, and will report directly to Dan Hickey, CEO of RRRe, until Duncan’s contractual obligations with Argenta Group have been completed.

“Joe’s experience and knowledge of working in the market from a Bermuda perspective along with the key contacts he has developed there and, in the States, will add significant value and dove-tail with Duncan’s relationships to ensure that all bases are covered and provide optimum service for brokers and clients alike. Joe most recently served as the Chief Underwriting Officer of Brit Reinsurance [2018-2021] where he headed up the Bermuda office from 2013 to 2021.”

On joining RRRe, Mr Bonanno commented, “I’m excited for this opportunity to join the team at Roosevelt Road Re Ltd. It’s a great time to develop and expand an existing reinsurance company from its current, specific role into a wider, risk-bearing entity on the global stage and with easy access to the US and the UK, a great talent pool, and the knowledge of the BMA, Bermuda provides the perfect backdrop.”

Dan Hickey, CEO of Roosevelt Road Re Ltd. and CEO/Founding Partner of Tradesman Program Managers is “thrilled to have reached another meaningful stage in the execution of the Roosevelt Road Re plans by welcoming on board two key executives with immense talent and experience as we diversify and move forward in creating a bespoke reinsurer in Bermuda.”

Ken Randall, Non-Executive Director, RRRe Ltd. added, “I am delighted to add my welcome to Duncan and Joe. The recruitment of such high calibre individuals signals the intention to move Roosevelt Road Re Ltd. forward to an exciting next phase of controlled expansion. Dan Hickey has already established a formidable MGA business in Tradesman Program Managers and with Duncan and Joe on board, the foundations are being laid to create a high quality, specialist reinsurance presence in Bermuda.”

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