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Lloyd’s announces Des Potter as special advisor

28 Feb 2022

Des Potter

Lloyd’s has announced that Des Potter, formerly of Guy Carpenter has been appointed as a special advisor to Lloyd’s CFO and COO Burkhard Keese focused on enhancing Lloyd’s capital framework and the instruments available to investors to support underwriting at Lloyd’s.

Most recently, Des spent ten years at Guy Carpenter as both the Managing Director of GC Securities and Chief Executive Officer of investment advisory firm MMC Securities Ltd. Des was also a member of the London Market Group’s ILS taskforce that worked on the development of the UK Risk Transformation legislation. Prior to this he held senior management positions at Aon Benfield Securities Ltd and Benfield Advisory. Des spent the early part of his career in the corporate and investment banking divisions of Barclays Bank.

As an advisor for Lloyd’s Des will focus on making it easier for investors to access Lloyd’s, including through the risk transformation vehicle London Bridge Risk PCC, which was sponsored by Lloyd’s as part of its Future at Lloyd’s strategy. 

“I am delighted that Des joins us to strengthen our position as a credible option for institutional investors. Des has a wealth of experience in the capital markets and brings extensive knowledge of transforming reinsurance risk to securities. This appointment emphasises Lloyd’s focus on making our market accessible to investors to support syndicates at Lloyd’s.”
Burkhard Keese, CFO, Lloyd’s
“I have always been a strong advocate of the underwriting capability in the Lloyd’s market and its leadership in so many classes of business. This new role provides an exciting opportunity for me to contribute to enhancing access to the capital markets, to support this underwriting, and improving the experience for investors.”
Des Potter

1. Find out more about investing at Lloyd’s here and about the London Bridge Risk PCC here
2. In December 2021 Lloyd’s announced that Nephila Capital had funded its new Syndicate 2358 through LBR PCC. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers’) were announced as the first investor to use LBR PCC in November 2021. 
3. London Bridge Risk PCC was sponsored by Lloyd’s as part of its Future at Lloyd’s strategy: 
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