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.