Aquiline Capital Staffs Up

Deborah Bernstein and Jason Rotman have joined Aquiline Capital Partners as investment professionals. Bernstein previously was a general partner with Pequot Ventures, where she co-led the firm’s financial services practice. Rotman previously was with Swiss Re as head of alternative investments. 


Aquiline Capital Partners LLC (“Aquiline”), a New York-based private equity firm investing in financial services, announced today that Deborah L. Bernstein and Jason A. Rotman have joined the firm as investment professionals. Ms. Bernstein and Mr. Rotman each have approximately 15 years of financial services experience.


“We have known both Deborah and Jason for some time and are familiar with their work. They each bring important strengths that will deepen Aquiline’s capabilities,” said Jeff Greenberg, chief executive of Aquiline. “We are very pleased to welcome both of them to the Aquiline team.”


Ms. Bernstein joins Aquiline from Pequot Ventures, the former direct venture investment arm of Pequot Capital Management, Inc., where she was a general partner who co-led the firm’s investment efforts in financial services technology. She began her career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Financial Institutions Group and later worked in the Principal Investments Area. Ms. Bernstein holds an A.B. in economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.


Mr. Rotman joins Aquiline from Swiss Reinsurance Company where he held a variety of roles within private equity, corporate development, and the insurance linked securities business. He ultimately became head of Alternative Investments for the United States. Previously, he was head of mergers and acquisitions for a NYSE-listed financial services company, where he led projects within the life and health insurance, retirement savings, and asset management sectors. He began his career at Smith Barney in the Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Rotman holds a B.A. in economics from Duke University.


About Aquiline Capital Partners

Aquiline is a private equity firm based in New York investing globally in financial services sectors such as property and casualty insurance, specialty finance, securities, asset management, life insurance and transaction processing. Aquiline seeks to add value to its portfolio companies through strategic, operational and financial guidance.