Simon Mason joins from Friends Life as an analyst

Insurance-linked asset manager Leadenhall Capital Partners has announced that Simon Mason has joined the firm from Friends Life, where he spent two years as an actuarial technician.

Leadenhall was set up as a joint venture with Lloyd’s insurer Amlin in May 2008. Total assets under management exceed $650m.

Mason joins Leadenhall as an analyst and will support the risk management and portfolio management functions.

His experience includes periods at Barclays Global Investors in derivative operations and Willis in the terrorism broking team.

“We are now eight people and this latest hire positions us for continued growth in assets in the months ahead,” said chief executive Luca Albertini.