Managing Director, Strategic Risk Solutions
Managing Director at Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS), a full-service insurance management business with operations in North America, Europe, Bermuda, Cayman and Barbados. SRS has been managing insurance companies for over 25 years and currently manages in excess of 600 insurance entities that collectively write $7 billion in annual premiums.
SRS is expanding its Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) practice, including Fund Administration, and this is an area of particular focus.
Joined SRS from Hamilton Insurance Group, a specialty insurance underwriter, where Jonathan was a member of the founding management team and Group Chief Financial Officer. Prior to leaving Hamilton, held the position of President, Strategic Partnerships which included responsibility for building out Hamilton's ILS platforms as well as managing third party syndicate businesses at Lloyd's. Served as a Board member of Attune, Hamilton's digital MGA joint venture with AIG and Two Sigma. Also responsible for sponsoring and overseeing the development of Hamilton's Diversity and Inclusion strategy.
Prior to Hamilton, was the Leader of EY’s Insurance practice in Bermuda (as well as Bahamas and Cayman), and had been with EY, in Bermuda and New York, for 19 years (1993-2012) and had been a Partner for 12 years (2000-2012).
While at EY, focused on serving organizations subject to US and UK listing requirements. This included providing assistance with IPOs and other capital raising activities. In addition, advised insurance companies with respect to internal controls and regulatory best practices, including compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley as well as Solvency II.
A Chartered Professional Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Bermuda. Earned a Certified Public Accountant designation in 1995 and is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Also earned a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1998.
A member of the Bermuda Government's Insurance Advisory Committee (IAC). The IAC is a statutory committee that meets monthly with the Bermuda Monetary Authority to provide guidance to the Bermuda Ministry of Finance regarding insurance industry matters.
A member of the Board of Trustees of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) and have been a trustee at BIOS for over 10 years. Also a member of the Board of Trustees of Saltus Grammar School, the largest independent school in Bermuda with over 800 students.
March 24, 2021
The Captive Industry that has recorded exponential growth over the next five decades, distinguishing Bermuda and fueling the foundation of the island’s entire insurance industry. Do you know any of the trailblazers, way-showers, vivid visionaries?
March 8, 2021
Celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) with Katarina Hoskins the founder of IWD Bermuda, Jonathan Reiss, Felicia Rickards, Jannat Maqbool a Mother, twin professional leaders in the marketplace Lorene Phillips and Pearline McIntosh and Karen Grace. Join us in conversation on this global day celebrated for 110 years. Let’s choose to acknowledge the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Let’s join the call to action for accelerating women's equality.