About Us


Our Values

We live our values in every facet of our business.

Earn our reputation
Everything we do affects how others see us. Our success depends upon our reputation, for which all of us share responsibility.

Straightforward and fair
We tell it like it is, with fairness, dignity and respect. We strive to do the right thing always, however hard it seems.

Determined to improve
However good we are, we are not complacent. We know we can always be better and we never stop trying to improve.

Inspired by opportunity
We come to the market and to every client engagement without baggage. There is no limit to what we can achieve together.

Enjoy being different
We feel positive about change and we are not afraid to try new things in our quest for a better way for clients, stakeholders and colleagues to do business.

 

Our History

Stephen Catlin established the Catlin Underwriting Agencies syndicate at Lloyd’s in 1984. From there, it grew into a global insurer that regularly outperformed the market and wrote US$6bn in annual premium when it was acquired in 2015.  

In 2019, Catlin and Paul Brand co-founded Convex with $1.7bn of initial committed capital to underwrite insurance and reinsurance for complex specialty risks. The company received an A.M. Best rating of A- (Excellent) and regulatory approval to operate in London and Bermuda.

Many of the people that made Catlin successful now work at Convex, so there is a continuity in management style and underwriting ethos. We have also welcomed leaders in their fields from across the insurance industry, bringing a diversity of thought and approach.

Leadership Team

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Stephen Catlin
Chairman and CEO
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Paul Brand
Deputy CEO
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Robina Malik
General Counsel
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Matt Paskin
Chief Underwriting Officer, Reinsurance
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Doug Howat
Chief Underwriting Officer, Insurance
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Brian Bissett
Group Chief Actuary
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Mark van Zanden
Head of Portfolio Optimisation
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Claire Ball
Group HR Director
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Benjamin Meuli
Chief Financial Officer
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Adrian Spieler
Chief Operating Officer