Secquaero Advisors AG
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8001 Zurich

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Dirk Lohmann

Dirk Lohmann has more than 30 years of management, underwriting and consulting experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. He began his career with Hannover Re in 1980 where he spent a total of 17 years in various capacities ending ultimately in the position of Executive Board Member. During his time with Hannover Re, Mr. Lohmann was instrumental in transforming the company from a small following reinsurer into the world’s 5th largest professional reinsurer. Subsequently, he was recruited to lead the European reinsurance activities of the Zurich Financial Services as CEO of Zurich Re and later became a member of the Group Executive Board of ZFS responsible for Group’s reinsurance business worldwide. In 2001 Mr. Lohmann managed the spin-off of ZFS’ assumed reinsurance business into Converium which was sold to the public through an IPO in December 2001. Mr. Lohmann served as Chief Executive Officer of Converium until February 2005. Prior to establishing Secquaero Advisors Ltd. Dirk Lohmann established an independent consultancy, Lohmann Convergence Capital Advisory, providing hedge funds, intermediaries and reinsurance companies with advice on the strategic application of insurance securitization and investing in insurance linked securities.

Throughout his career Dirk Lohmann has acted as an entrepreneur and thought leader, building businesses and driving change and innovation in the businesses he managed. He was an early pioneer in the field of insurance securitization, having personally negotiated and placed the world’s first non-life insurance securitization (KOVER) in 1993/94. Each of the transactions he was involved in included a number of firsts in the emerging field. In 1996 the K2 Portfolio Swap saw the first use of a standard ISDA Swap to transfer the risk and performance of an underlying defined portfolio to investors rather than relying upon a SPV structure. In addition, K2 was the first time that aviation risk was included in a capital markets transaction. Zurich Re’s Trinom transaction in 2001 was the first multi-peril, multi-event securitization in the 144A market with a first and second event tranche. It was also the first time a step up coupon was used should the second event tranche be put on risk. Converium’s Helix 04 transaction was the first second event only multi-peril 144A securitization. In the life field, he encouraged colleagues at Hannover Re and Zurich Re to explore securitization as a means to manage liquidity and statutory strain. In May 2011 Secquaero Advisors structured and syndicated an embedded value securitization, SQReVita I Ltd, recognized as the ILS Transaction of the Year by The Review Worldwidd Reinsurance Awards.

Dirk Lohmann has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the College of Literature, Science and Arts at the University of Michigan, a MBA from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto and an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen. In addition, Dirk Lohmann serves as a non-executive director of Schroder Investment Management (Switzerland) AG and Talanx AG.