Sompo Canopius AG (“Sompo Canopius”) today announces the appointment of Stephen Pike as Credit & Political Risk Underwriter. He joins on 2 October 2017 and will report to Bernie de Haldevang, Global Head of Specialty at Sompo Canopius.
Stephen joins from ED&F MAN Capital Markets where, as Deputy Head of Speciality Commodity Finance, he established its global trade finance business across Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. Prior to that, he was with Cyrus Capital as part of the team managing the European credit fund. He began his career at Merrill Lynch, gaining experience in both mergers & acquisitions and leverage finance.
Bernie said: “Stephen has a reputation for being able to structure, analyse and assimilate complex deals across multiple sectors and geographies. He understands not only what is needed to bring in new business across four continents, but what it’s like to be a consumer of our products. This insight and expertise, combined with that of the rest of the team and in particular Tim Phillips, who joins at the end of August, will allow us to develop stronger knowledge-based partnerships and enable us to better service, expand and tailor our offerings to this important client base.”
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