About Us

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP is a London based investment manager focused on investing in Life and Non-Life insurance linked investments portfolios for institutional investors. Leadenhall was established in 2008 as a joint venture between a Global Specialty (Re)Insurer, Amlin and a highly experienced management team.

Amlin was acquired in 2016 by the MS&AD Group (a Japanese insurance company listed as a component of the Nikkei 225) and rebranded MS Amlin. MS Amlin's participation in Leadenhall was transferred to Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (a subsidiary of MS&AD). This aligns Leadenhall with the wider asset management holdings of the MS&AD group, whilst still retaining Leadenhall's strong relationship with the underwriting and sourcing teams at MS Amlin.

Leadenhall manages both non-life and life insurance linked investment strategies. Through its non-life investment strategies Leadenhall offers investors access to pure re/insurance risk, which have exposure to property losses from extreme natural catastrophes (e.g. major hurricanes and earthquakes) and other non-life insurable risks (e.g. marine risk, terror, other specialty products). Through Leadenhall life strategies, investors can access returns from the life insurance linked asset class, which include mortality, longevity, morbidity & lapse risks.

The Leadenhall team has significant insurance capital markets experience gained at Swiss Re, Aon Benfield Securities & Guy Carpenter, with Founding Partners John Wells & Luca Albertini having a combined experience of over 55 years in the industry.

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John Wells

Chairman (Founding Partner)

John Wells has over 30 years of capital markets experience. He was one of the founding members of Swiss Re Financial Products from 2000 to 2005 which grew from 2 people to a very profitable organization employing 500 over three years with a balance sheet of $15B. John spent almost 20 years as an investment banker with the NatWest Group in London and Tokyo.

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Luca Albertini

Chief Executive Officer (Founding Partner)

Luca Albertini has extensive experience in both banking and insurance having spent time at the securitisation units of Citicorp, GE Capital (including an assignment within GE’s European reinsurance business) and Credit Suisse First Boston. From 2003 Luca headed the European Insurance Linked Securities team of Swiss Re Capital Markets, where he was responsible for developing one of the largest and most successful ILS teams in Europe.

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Chris Learmonth

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer (Managing Partner)

Chris trained as a Chartered Accountant and specialised in Financial Services Audit at PWC, before leaving practice to become Head of Finance - Specialised & Structured Finance at Greenwich NatWest. He left in 2000 to set up the finance function at Swiss Re Financial Products, designing and implementing the financial control environment of the new Capital Markets function.

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Lorenzo Volpi

Head of Business Development (Managing Partner)

Lorenzo has over 20 years of capital markets and reinsurance broking experience (both traditional and non-traditional) having worked at Aon Re, Banca Popolare di Milano London Branch and Aon Benfield Securities where he looked at the complete spectrum of alternative methodologies of risk transfer, risk financing and the convergence of the reinsurance and capital markets.

Lorenzo, a Director of Aon Benfield Securities for five years, led the sourcing, structuring, marketing and distribution of various projects and transactions on securitisation of insurance assets such as catastrophe bonds, catastrophe swaps, sidecars and private placements. He holds a Master's Degree in Finance from the University of London.

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Jillian Williams

Chief Underwriting Officer & Head of ESG (Managing Partner)

Jillian has over 23 years experience in catastrophe modelling, actuarial pricing and consulting in the insurance/reinsurance sector. Prior to joining Leadenhall Capital Partners she was Senior Vice President at Instrat, the modelling and actuarial department of Guy Carpenter, specialising in Capital Markets, Retro, Property and Marine classes. Among other things she has managed projects in ILS, Retro and overseen the analysis and development for new Property & Casualty business opportunities. Prior to Guy Carpenter, Jillian worked at Fidelity Investment as Performance Measurement Analyst.

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Ben Adolph

Head of Non-Life Portfolio Management (Managing Partner)

Ben joined Leadenhall Capital Partners in August 2013 to work within the non-life investments underwriting team. He previously worked in the traditional property treaty market for seven years, most recently with the Antares syndicate for three and a half years. In addition, he holds a degree Business & Financial Services and is ACII qualified.

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Craig Gillespie

Head of Life & Alternative Credit Portfolio Management (Managing Partner)

Craig joined the Life Investments team at Leadenhall Capital Partners in 2015, after having spent six years with Swiss Re in London. Craig is experienced in a range of actuarial roles, including the origination of capital solutions for UK life insurers and costing of longevity transactions. Whilst at Swiss Re Craig also qualified as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in 2012 specialising in life insurance. Craig graduated from Heriot Watt University with First Class Honours in Actuarial Science and completed a year long exchange in Actuarial Studies at the University of Melbourne.

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Kunal Shah

Risk Manager and Product Control (Managing Partner)

Since graduating in 2007 from Brunel University, Kunal has gained experience in the fields of both banking and investment management whilst working as a middle office analyst for both BNP Paribas and Solent Capital.

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Kelvin Granger

Financial Director (Partner)

Kelvin is a CFA® charterholder and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA®). A graduate of the University of Cape Town; Kelvin has over 10 years of finance experience across fund management and investment banking.

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MS Amlin

MS Amlin, a member of the MS&AD Insurance Group, is a leading specialist insurance and reinsurance company with recognised underwriting expertise across a diverse range of property and casualty, aviation, marine, reinsurance and international commercial classes. MS Amlin, headquartered in the UK, is an international underwriter and a major London market participant with a presence at Lloyd's of London and offices in key reinsurance hubs such as Bermuda, Zurich, Singapore, US and Tokyo. The MS&AD Insurance Group is a major global insurance company with a market leading position in Japan.