Investment Manager
Investment Manager

Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd. (the “Investment Manager”) is a Bermuda exempted company with limited liability licensed to conduct investment business and insurance management for its Markel CATCo affiliates and is regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority. Appointed by the Board of Directors, the Investment Manager has been retained by Markel CATCo Reinsurance Fund Ltd. and related segregated accounts to manage and invest their respective assets.

Senior Management Team
Anthony Belisle
Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Belisle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Manager. Mr. Belisle has over 30 years of insurance and investment experience, starting with Sun Financial Group (erstwhile Sun Life of Canada) and then tenures with Goldman Sachs & Co., Citadel Investment Group, Fidelity Investments Deutsche Bank, Oxygen Insurance Brokers, and lastly with CATCo IM. During his tenure he has been credited with pioneering several unique structures within the reinsurance industry especially in areas of catastrophic risk that have included the collateralized reinsurance approach and associated set of contracts. Mr. Belisle is an actuary and a fellow (FSA) of the North American Society of Actuaries. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of New Hampshire.

Alissa Fredricks
Chief Executive Officer - Bermuda

Alissa Fredricks is the Bermuda Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Manager. She has over 15 years’ experience in providing actuarial and catastrophe risk modelling services to the world’s largest insurers, capital markets participants, regulators and rating agencies. Prior to joining the Investment Manager, she held a senior management position within AIR Worldwide. She holds a B.S. in Astrophysics, is a Certified Catastrophe Modeler, and is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries.

Michael Toyer
Chief Financial Officer

Michael Toyer is the Chief Financial Officer of the Investment Manager. He has over 15 years’ accounting and financial experience including in reinsurance, hedge funds and financial services having held a number of senior accounting roles at CATCo IM, Ernst & Young Ltd. and Prime Management Limited where he focused on Insurance Linked Securities-based portfolios. Mr. Toyer is a Chartered Accountant, having completed his training with Ernst & Young LLP.

Kerri Duggan
Financial Controller

Kerri Duggan is the Financial Controller of the Investment Manager. Over the last 10 years Ms. Duggan’s career has focused primarily on the oversight and accounting for alternative investments, Insurance Linked Securities, and hedge funds. Prior to joining the Investment Manager, Ms. Duggan gained extensive financial services experience with Deloitte where she led audit engagement teams. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, is an Associate Chartered Accountant, and an Associate in Reinsurance

Mark Way
Chief of Investor Marketing

Mr. Way has over 20 years of international financial markets and corporate transaction experience. Before working for the Investment Manager, Mr. Way was Managing Director of MWResearchPR, an outsourcing corporate affairs consultancy. Prior to this he worked for the Madano Partnership in London where he was a Managing Partner. Mr. Way has also worked in Sydney, Australia for the international property company Lend Lease. He has worked for a number of the world’s largest financial communications consultancies.

John Whiley
Chief Compliance Officer

Chief Compliance Officer of the Investment Manager. Mr. Whiley has 25 years of experience in investment administration, including accounting and financial reporting, governance services, and operational support for Hedge Funds, Listed Funds, Fund of Funds, Partnerships, Master/Feeder structures, Reinsurance Entities and Segregated Account Vehicles in Bermuda. As a Chartered Accountant and financial services leader, Mr. Whiley developed ILS administration service solutions for Prime Management Limited, which was acquired by SS&C GlobeOp in 2013. He has extensive experience in AML regulations, risk management, policy development, corporate governance, training and operational compliance.

Simon Moore
Chief Underwriting Officer

Chief Underwriting Officer of the Investment Manager. Mr Moore has over 20 years experience in reinsurance and catastrophe modelling with Lloyd's of London syndicates and leading global broking houses. Most recently held the head pricing analyst position at Aon Benfield Bermuda specialising in retrocessional structuring and placement.

Judith Wynne
General Counsel

Federico Candiolo
Chief Counsel - Bermuda

Mr. Candiolo has over 15 years of international experience in corporate finance law and regulation. He joined in late 2017 from ASW Law Limited, Bermuda, where he was in private practice since 2008 focusing on reinsurance, fund formation and ILS projects, including the launch of CATCo in 2010. He is admitted in Bermuda, England, the Cayman Islands and Argentina. Prior to Bermuda, Federico practised for two years in the corporate commercial department of Maples and Calder advising on capital markets and investment funds projects. He also spent nearly six years at SJ Berwin LLP in London, working on banking and corporate finance transactions. Federico read law at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, the Università degli Studi di Padova in Italy and The College of Law of England and Wales.

Erin Thorndycraft
Chief Information and Technology Officer