Our Ventures Team

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Aditya Dutt
Renaissance Underwriting Managers, Ltd.

Aditya Dutt oversees Renaissance Underwriting Managers, Ltd. and RenaissanceRe Ventures Ltd. He was appointed to the Company’s Executive Committee in 2010. Mr. Dutt is responsible for structuring and managing RenaissanceRe’s catastrophe joint ventures, including DaVinci Re and Top Layer Re. He also directs RenaissanceRe’s portfolio of strategic investments and insurance-linked securities. Mr. Dutt joined the Company in 2008.

Previously, he was an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking division in New York and Hong Kong, responsible for executing strategic transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and capital-raising for the insurance and reinsurance industry. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Dutt was with Salomon Brothers in the corporate finance and fixed income departments in Hong Kong. Mr. Dutt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Dartmouth College. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE: ESNT).
Senior Vice President
RenaissanceRe Ventures Ltd.

Michael J. Doak is an officer of RenaissanceRe Ventures Ltd. and Renaissance Underwriting Managers, Ltd and is a Director of DaVinci Re. Mr. Doak manages RenaissanceRe’s portfolio of public and private strategic investments. He also assists in the structuring and management of all of RenaissanceRe’s catastrophe joint ventures, including DaVinci Re and Top Layer Re. He joined the Company in 2010.

Prior to joining RenaissanceRe, Mr. Doak was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in New York, advising financial institutions on mergers, acquisitions and capital-raising and previously practiced corporate and financial services law.   

Mr. Doak is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Chris Parry
Managing Director
RenaissanceRe Ventures Ltd.

Chris Parry is responsible for structuring and supporting RenaissanceRe’s catastrophe joint ventures, including DaVinci Re, Top Layer Re, Upsilon Fund and the Medici Fund. Mr. Parry joined the company in August 2016.

Previously, Mr. Parry was head of the International Capital Markets team at Aon Securities with a specific focus on insurance linked securities. Mr. Parry led a number of successful international cat bond and sidecar transactions including Tramline II, Atlas X and Windmill I. Prior to this Mr. Parry gained 10 years of experience working with Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank as a structurer on the Alternative Risk Transfer desk and at Citigroup in London.

Mr. Parry is a Qualified Chartered Accountant and has a BSc degree in Management Science from the University of Warwick.
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
RenaissanceRe Ventures Ltd.

Sebastien Iaxx is Vice President for the Ventures group and serves as a portfolio manager and quantitative analyst for the Medici Fund with responsibility for the trading platform research and development as well as daily portfolio management and execution of trades. In April 2016, Mr. Iaxx was promoted from Assistant Vice President to Vice President.

Prior to joining the ventures department in 2009, Mr. Iaxx was a senior analyst with Renaissance Services of Europe Ltd. (Dublin) focusing on traditional reinsurance deal analysis, proprietary catastrophe models research and development for the Renaissance Exposure Management System (REMS©), vendor model evaluation and capital modeling for the group. Mr. Iaxx joined the Company in 2003 and holds a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from the French Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA).
Vice President
RenaissanceRe Ventures Ltd.

Laura Bonanno is responsible for supporting all aspects of operations and management, business development and transaction execution across various Ventures initiatives, including catastrophe reinsurance joint ventures and insurance linked securities. Ms. Bonanno joined the Ventures group in 2011 as Vice President, Assistant Controller, and in 2013 transitioned to the business side of Ventures as Vice President, Ventures. Ms. Bonanno joined the Company in 2007 as Assistant Vice President, Assistant Controller, for the Holding Company and was promoted to Vice President, Assistant Controller in 2009, responsible for the management of the internal financial reporting process, the quarterly global consolidation and the analysis of global expenses.

Previously, Ms. Bonanno was with Bacardi International Limited for ten years.  Ms. Bonanno holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Chartered Accountant registered in Canada and Bermuda.
Assistant Vice President
RenaissanceRe Ventures Ltd.

Matt Neuber is an Assistant Vice President with Ventures. His responsibilities include supporting the Ventures team in all aspects of business development and transaction execution across joint ventures, private strategic investments, and firm corporate development, including M&A and new business opportunities. He joined RenaissanceRe in June 2014.

Previously Mr. Neuber works for Elm Ridge Capital Management, a New York-based hedge fund, as an analyst on the investment team. Prior to this, he spend two years at Keefe, Bruyette and Woods providing investment banking services to insurance clients. Mr. Neuber also spent three years at a financial services-focused private equity fund backed by Credit Suisse.  

Mr. Neuber obtained his Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics from Williams College. He is a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst.