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Aon Benfield Appoints New International Research Head

Source: Aon

Posted on 10 Sep 2010

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Aon Benfield, a premier reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor, has appointed Mike Van Slooten as head of the International Research team, which monitors and analyzes reinsurers and market trends.

He will be responsible for organizing market security and research activities in the international reinsurance markets and managing the team of financial analysts in London.

Part of Aon Benfield Analytics, the Research team’s publications include the Aon Benfield Aggregate and Lloyd’s Updates, while its MarketReView is a proprietary market security portal that is designed to make researching market information easy and efficient.

Mike has been involved in reinsurance security for 13 years and joins from Guy Carpenter where he was head of its London-based Market Information team. He has significant experience in monitoring the financial strength and performance of the world's leading reinsurers, guiding clients through the reinsurer selection process and producing detailed industry research, with emphasis on the Lloyd's Market.

John Moore, head of International Analytics at Aon Benfield, said: “In times of financial market turbulence, insurance companies have an ever stronger need for detailed insights on reinsurers and the market in general. Mike’s analytical skills, combined with an understanding of the financial data clients need, will help insurers make more informed decisions for their businesses.”