Ascot appoints Jeff Sipos as General Counsel and Secretary, North America

NEW YORK, NY, December 22, 2020:

Ascot today announces the appointment of Jeff Sipos as General Counsel and Secretary, North America.

Jeff will lead the North America legal team with responsibility for all functions, including, transactions, corporate governance, regulatory and commercial support. Jeff will join the North America Executive team and will work closely with, and report directly to Jonathan Zaffino, Group President.  He will be based in the company’s New York office.

Jeff joins Ascot from ProSight Specialty Insurance where he spent six years as Associate General Counsel working as a senior executive on corporate legal matters including transactions, strategy and corporate affairs. Prior to this, he held a number of legal appointments in the investment sector including at Clarion Capital Partners, having spent years in leading law firms. Jeff is a graduate of Emory University School of Law with Bar admissions to the States of New York, New Jersey and Georgia.

Jonathan Zaffino, Group President, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Jeff to Ascot and to add another experienced executive to our North America management team. His extensive background across a wide range of legal and regulatory matters, along with his strategic views into the broader P&C industry, will be an invaluable addition to Ascot as we continue on our exciting growth journey. I warmly welcome Jeff to the Executive team and look forward to working closely with him in the days ahead.”

Jeff Sipos added:

“I’m very pleased to join Ascot during this dynamic phase of the company’s development. The common mission, purpose and strategic vision makes it a particularly exciting venture to be part of and to join at this pivotal time. I look forward to working closely with Jonathan, and all the talented colleagues across Ascot, as we build a pre-eminent specialty risk assumption organization.”