Head of Financial Institutions
+44 (0) 20 3972 5839
At the Box number 319A
Or drop by our London office
As Head of Financial Institutions, Ernesto leads the strategy for underwriting and building relationships in the FI market. Working closely with Paul Nolan, Lindsay McQuillan and the rest of the Financial Institutions team to ensure a disciplined approach to underwriting across the wider book of business.
Ernesto has extensive knowledge of global Financial Institutions and is able to successfully navigate both developed and high growth markets worldwide. His appetite for business extends to most industry sectors across regulated financial and investment markets, with a particular focus on investment managers, banks, insurance companies and diversified financial holding businesses
Ernesto champions a flexible approach to underwriting, assessing each risk on its own merits and writing both large complex portfolios or individual risks on a lead or follow basis.
He began his career at The Hartford, in New York City, in the large US public company management liability team. Moving with The Hartford’s international team to London in 2007, he specialised in underwriting a large portfolio of international banks, asset managers, private equity and hedge funds, before moving to Zurich Global Corporate as Senior Underwriter.
Ernesto speaks native Spanish, fluent English, a working level of Portuguese, and is able to read French and Italian.