Investment Manager
Investment Manager

Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd. (the “Investment Manager”) is a Bermuda exempted company with limited liability established on 16 July 2010 with registered number 44421 and regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority. Appointed by the Board of Directors, the Investment Manager has been retained by Markel CATCo Reinsurance Fund Ltd. to manage and invest their respective assets.

Markel CATCo Investment Management Team
Anthony Belisle
Director and Chief Executive Officer

Anthony has over 29 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, and lastly with Oxygen Insurance Brokers. 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 collateralised 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.

Michael Toyer
Chief Financial Officer

Michael has over 11 years of accounting experience including in reinsurance, hedge funds and financial services having held a number of senior accounting roles at 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.

Sam Niles
Chief Actuary

Over 20 years’ insurance and investment experience with a career focus on developing risk/financial projection models for the insurance and investment industries including with First Marblehead, American Financial Systems, Sun Life of Canada and Paul Revere Insurance Group. Sam is both an accredited actuary and a software engineer.

Lindsay Watson
Chief Underwriting Officer

14 years’ experience in US, Bermudian and London Property and Casualty retrocessional reinsurance markets. Most recently held Senior Underwriting position with Amlin, one of the world’s largest reinsurance companies. Previously with Guy Carpenter working on both Reinsurance and Retrocessional business in Lloyd’s of London and the US. Lindsay is a qualified Associate in Reinsurance.

Mark Way
Chief Operating Officer

Mark has over 20 years of international financial markets and corporate transaction experience. Before working for Markel CATCo, Mark 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. Mark 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 and has advised on over $10 billion of corporate transactions globally.

Judith Wynne
Group Counsel

Qualified solicitor and chartered company secretary (ACIS) with more than 20 years experience in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, investments and legal and compliance, most recently with Aberdeen Asset Managers and, prior to that, Martin Currie Investment Management, National Australia Group and Scottish and Southern Energy.