Aeolus Announces Leadership Promotions
Aeolus Capital Management Ltd. (“Aeolus”) today announced senior leadership promotions and the addition of new members to the Aeolus partnership.
Effective immediately, Andrew Bernstein (Managing Partner and Co-Head of Portfolio Management) will become Chief Executive Officer of Aeolus. Also effective immediately, Chris Grasso (Managing Partner and Co-Head of Portfolio Management) and Trevor Jones (Managing Partner) have been elected Co-Chairmen of the Board.
Messrs. Bernstein, Grasso and Jones have, since January 2017, comprised a Management Committee which oversees the day-to-day operations and strategic leadership of Aeolus on behalf of the Board. Following these announcements, the Management Committee’s function will remain unchanged. Mr. Bernstein and Mr. Grasso will also continue to serve as Co-Heads of Portfolio Management.
Frank Fischer (Partner and Chief Analytics Officer), who has been with Aeolus since 2006 and plays a key leadership role within the firm, has been elected to the Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Henry Kingham (Portfolio Manager) and Daina Casling (General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer) have each been made partner in recognition of their contribution to the firm since joining in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Mr. Kingham and Ms. Casling join a total partnership of eight individuals, which also includes Evan Winters (Partner and Portfolio Manager) and Jason McAlpine (Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer), each of whom acceded to partner in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Since early 2017, Aeolus has been majority-owned by entities controlled by Elliott Management Corporation and the Operating Principals of Wand Partners. Aeolus has thrived in this partnership structure, strengthening its franchise by delivering robust risk adjusted performance in challenging market conditions, diversifying its investor base, and continuing to fulfill the coverage needs of its trading partners within the reinsurance and retrocession markets. The aforementioned leadership promotions and partnership expansion will allow Aeolus to consolidate and expand upon its industry leadership position in what is an increasingly attractive market environment.
Aeolus Capital Management Ltd. manages capital on behalf of investors seeking the superior risk adjusted returns and diversification benefits available from investing in the property catastrophe reinsurance and retrocession market. Aeolus is based in Bermuda, a global reinsurance market, and manages over $4 billion of assets under management on behalf of institutional investors globally.
Elliott Management Corporation manages approximately $40.2 billion of assets. Its flagship fund, Elliott Associates, L.P., was founded in 1977, making it one of the oldest funds of its kind under continuous management. The Elliott funds’ investors include pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, funds-of-funds, and employees of the firm.
Wand Partners Since its inception in 1985, Wand Partners has been focused primarily on specialty financial services, particularly insurance. Over the years, Wand has successfully sponsored and invested in fifteen platform businesses in the insurance industry.
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