Barney Schauble

Barney Schauble 
Managing Principal
Nephila Advisors


Barney Schauble joined Nephila in 2004 as a Managing Principal. Nephila offers a broad range of products focusing on weather and reinsurance risk, including insurance-linked securities, catastrophe bonds, insurance swaps, and weather derivatives. Mr. Schauble’s primary responsibilities include investor relations, strategic and business development projects.

Mr. Schauble began his career in New York in 1994 as a broker for Marsh, and later moved to Guy Carpenter (Marsh’s reinsurance broking subsidiary). Mr. Schauble left Guy Carpenter in 1996 to join Goldman, Sachs & Co as part of their new Risk Markets effort, which focused on securitizing insurance risks and other areas of intersection between insurance and capital markets. His responsibilities as a Vice President in Risk Markets included client coverage, product development, syndication and distribution for a variety of structured products such as risk-linked securities, weather derivatives, and credit derivatives. He was transferred to London in 1999, where he co-headed the European effort, before returning to New York in 2002.

Mr. Schauble joined XL Capital’s Weather & Energy subsidiary in 2003, and was appointed head of marketing for the weather business. At XLWE he was responsible for managing a global team, originating weather risk management business and hedging XLWE’s excess weather risk with insurance and capital markets counterparties.

Mr. Schauble attended Harvard College and received his B.A. in Economics in 1994 and his senior thesis explored the concept of investing in bonds linked to property catastrophe reinsurance risk.


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