Christopher Smith

Head of Structured Reinsurance

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As Head of Structured Reinsurance, Chris is responsible for setting client strategy for the structured reinsurance line of business. Prior to joining Somerset, Chris was Global Head of Financial Solutions at SCOR Global Life Reinsurance in London, and prior to that Head of Group Corporate Finance (M&A) and Treasury at SCOR SE in Paris. Chris brings over 20 years of client-focused structured reinsurance in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, focusing on client capital, liquidity, ratings and solvency optimization. Prior to reinsurance, Chris was a co-founding partner of Wafra Partners LLC, a private equity fund in New York City with an emphasis on financial institutions and technology, as well as an investment banker and non-executive board member.

Chris earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting from Florida State University.

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