Kenneth R. Pierce is a Managing Principal of Vanbridge and leads the Vanbridge Solutions Group. Mr. Pierce has over 30 years of experience, serving the insurance and asset management industries, as both a lawyer and as a lead structurer within investment banks. Prior to joining Vanbridge, Mr. Pierce was a senior partner and Global Head of the Insurance Industry Group at Mayer Brown LLP. Prior to his career at Mayer Brown, Mr. Pierce was an Executive Director and co-head of Reinsurance Solutions at Morgan Stanley, a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, and a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers, where he was part of the pioneering team that founded Lehman Re Ltd. and worked on some of the first catastrophe bonds, XXX solutions and other convergence products.
Chambers USA described Ken as “peerless in terms of structuring acumen, given decades of first-hand experience not only as an attorney but also as an investment banker in the insurance industry.” Mr. Pierce has been the lead lawyer, structurer or intermediary on more than 100 structured solutions, insurance and reinsurance transactions, including insurance wraps and related asset based financings, contingent capital and event-linked funding, insurance regulatory capital relief, transaction solutions including reps & warranties and tax indemnity insurance, sidecars, cat bonds, reserve financing, embedded value and closed block financings, runoff, pension de-risking and many other transactions aggregating to many billions of dollars.
Mr. Pierce received his A.B. from Brown University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.