Bart Zanelli appointed as JLT Towers Re Head of Advisory for North America
21 March 2014
Philadelphia: JLT Towers Re is pleased to announce the appointment of Bart Zanelli as head of Advisory North America.
Ed Hochberg, Global Head of Analytics, Banking, and Advisory commented, “We are very excited to welcome Bart to the JLT Towers Re team. His experience in M&A and capital raising will, no doubt, be well-received by our clients and prospects. With Bart joining us, it provides us with this important advisory capability in North America, working in conjunction with our successful established team in London.”
Alastair Rodger, Global Head of Advisory commented: “I am delighted to welcome Bart to JLT Towers Re. Bart brings with him a wealth of experience and an impressive track record of successful transactions. These range from start-ups to large deals for very established insurance companies. He adds an important element to our capabilities and significantly broadening of our reach.”
Bart will help develop the North American business by assisting clients and prospects with investment banking services, such as raising capital, M&A, and the evaluation of strategic alternatives. Additionally, Bart will work closely with Craig Darling, Managing Director and Aaron Cubbison, Director of Strategic Capital on this type of activity.
Prior to joining JLT Towers Re, Bart spent several years with Guy Carpenter’s GC Securities, where he was Managing Director of Corporate Finance and Advisory. He has twice been recognized by Risk and Insurance Magazine, 2009 and 2010, as the Capital Markets/Analytics Broker of the Year for his work in Insurance M&A and Capital Raising. His role included executing and closing numerous transactions relating to financing, M&A, and securitizations of insurance funding assets.
Commenting on his appointment, Bart Zanelli said “Joining JLT Towers Re is an exciting next step in my career. I believe that I have acquired a number of key skills during my time at Guy Carpenter and Fox-Pitt, Kelton, and am eager to further develop these with the great opportunities that JLT Towers Re is seeing in the market.”
Bart will be joined by Tom Deane as an additional investment advisor executive. Tom has over eight years of experience in insurance advisory having worked for Benfield Advisory and Aon Benfield Securities. Tom is currently working in the advisory practice in London and will relocate to New York this summer.
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JLT Towers Re was formed in 2013 when JLT Group acquired Towers Watson’s reinsurance business and merged it with JLT Reinsurance Brokers, creating a new force in the international reinsurance market.
With over 700 professionals in 30 locations across 16 countries, JLT Towers Re has established North American and London Market reinsurance broking businesses combined with international reinsurance operations and a dynamic brand, creating a business that provides clients with enhanced scale, capability and market presence.
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Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s largest providers of insurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.
JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 39 territories with some 9,000 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.
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