Aeolus taps Dutt as partner and president

Aeolus Capital Management Ltd has named Aditya Dutt as a partner and president. Currently, Dutt is senior vice president of RenaissanceRe and president of Renaissance Underwriting Managers Ltd.

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HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aeolus Capital Management Ltd. (“Aeolus”) today announces that Aditya Dutt will be appointed a Partner and President of Aeolus and will be elected as a member of the Aeolus Board, following a period of gardening leave from RenaissanceRe Holdings (“RenaissanceRe”), his current employer.

Mr. Dutt is currently Senior Vice President of RenaissanceRe and President of Renaissance Underwriting Managers, Ltd. In these capacities, Mr. Dutt leads RenaissanceRe’s Insurance Linked Securities and third party capital management businesses, including DaVinci Re, Top Layer Re, Upsilon Fund, Medici Fund, Vermeer Re and the Langhorne Re joint venture with the Reinsurance Group of America. Additionally, Mr. Dutt also manages RenaissanceRe’s portfolio of strategic investments. Mr. Dutt was previously RenaissanceRe’s Corporate Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations. Prior to joining RenaissanceRe, Mr. Dutt was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers.

Since early 2017, Aeolus has been owned by a partnership among the Aeolus Partners, entities controlled by Elliott Management Corporation and the Operating Principals of Wand Partners. Aeolus has excelled in this partnership structure, strengthening its franchise by delivering robust risk adjusted performance in challenging market conditions, diversifying its investor base and continuing to fulfill the coverage needs of its trading partners within the reinsurance and retrocession markets.
Commenting on the appointment of Aditya Dutt as a Partner and President of Aeolus, Andrew Bernstein, Managing Partner and CEO, said, “I am delighted to welcome Aditya to the Aeolus partnership. By adding this outstanding, experienced and innovative leader, Aeolus is further strengthening its capabilities as a premier manager of reinsurance risk.”

Aeolus Capital Management Ltd. manages capital on behalf of investors seeking the superior risk adjusted returns and diversification benefits available from investing in the property catastrophe reinsurance and retrocession market. Aeolus is based in Bermuda, a global reinsurance market, and manages over $4 billion of assets under management on behalf of institutional investors globally.

Elliott Management Corporation manages approximately $40.2 billion of assets. Its flagship fund, Elliott Associates, L.P. was founded in 1977, making it one of the oldest funds of its kind under continuous management. The Elliott funds’ investors include pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, fund-of-funds, and employees of the firm.

Wand Partners Inc. has, since its inception in 1985, been focused primarily on private equity investments in specialty financial services, particularly insurance. Over the years, Wand has successfully sponsored and invested in fifteen platform business in the insurance industry.