Russ Wagner to head new operation


Aspen Reinsurance has launched Rock Re, a brokered property facultative arm of its US operation.

Rock Re will focus on the North American business. It will be led by former Aspen head of property facultative Russ Wagner, who has taken up a new role as senior vice-president at Rock.

Joining Wagner will be former Montpelier Re vice-president, underwriter (US brokered property facultative) Jim Connors and vice-president, underwriter (US brokered and direct property facultative) Andrew Lombardo. Connors and Lombardo will be Rock vice-president, assistant manager and assistant vice-president, respectively.

The team will be located in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and report to Aspen Re managing director, North America, Mike Sowa.