Syncora Holdings announced the appointment of Duncan Hennes, Edward Muhl, Thomas Norsworthy, and Robert White to its board of directors in connection with the transfer on Nov. 18 of 30,069,049 Syncora shares, previously owned by XL Capital , to a Trust pursuant to the Master Commutation Release and Restructuring Agreement, dated July 28, 2008.
The shares are being held in the trust for the benefit of Syncora Guarantee until such time as an agreement between Syncora Guarantee and a consortium of Syncora Guarantee's credit default swap and financial guarantee counterparties is reached and thereafter the shares will be held for the benefit of the Financial counterparties, or as otherwise provided in the Deed of Trust.
Hennes has nearly 30 years of financial services management experience. He is currently a co-founder and partner of Atrevida Partners, an alternative asset manager. Before founding Atrevida Partners, Hennes was a co-founder and partner of Promontory Financial Group. He used to be the chief executive officer of Soros Fund Management. Earlier in his career, Hennes spent 12 years at Bankers Trust Co. While at Bankers Trust, he was chairman of the board of Oversight Partners I, the consortium that took control of Long Term Capital Management.
Muhl is currently the owner and chief executive of an insurance, reinsurance and legislative consulting firm. He has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry in both the private and public sector. He has served in a regulatory capacity in two states, as commissioner of insurance for the State of Maryland and as superintendent of insurance for the State of New York, and has also held the position of president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Muhl is a former partner and national leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers insurance regulatory and compliance practice and has extensive experience as a board member of insurance companies, currently serving on the board of directors of Farm Family Insurance Co., Columbian Financial Group, UNUM Insurance Group and Arrowpoint Capital Insurance Group.
Thomas Norsworthywas most recently the chief executive officer of Trenwick America Reinsurance Corp. and The Insurance Corporation of New York, a property-casualty reinsurer and insurer, respectively, currently in run-off. Norsworthy has more than 30 years of accounting, actuarial, finance and treasury experience. He was the co-founder of Kenning Financial Advisors, a consulting and advisory group focused on the insurance industry. Prior to Kenning, Norsworthy was the dhief financial officer at Swiss Re Capital Partners, the Swiss Re division responsible for the company's strategic equity investments and private equity relationships. He was chief financial officer of The Resolution Group, a property-casualty insurance group, and its principal subsidiary, International Insurance Co. Earlier in his career, Norsworthy worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Robert White, is a reorganization and restructuring attorney with over 35 years of experience. He has recently completed his appointment as receiver in charge of the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. White had a 35-year career at O'Melveny & Meyers, where he was the founder of the firm's Restructuring and Reorganization practice. He has represented creditors in such restructurings and bankruptcies as WorldCom, Covanta, and Pacific Crossing, as well as banks in Adelphia's Chapter 11 exit financing and debtors in At Home, Phar-Mor and MegaFoods in their bankruptcies. White has been involved with numerous other out-of- court restructurings and bankruptcies representing debtors, creditors, equity holders and purchasers of assets. He currently sits on the board of directors of ImageDocUSA and the American Cancer Society.