Aon Benfield has appointed Mike Van Slooten as new head of the International Research team, which monitors and analyzes reinsurers and market trends.

Van Slooten will oversee the market security and research activities in the international re-insurance markets and manage the team of financial analysts in London.

Van Slooten with 13 years of experience in reinsurance security, will join Aon Benfield from Guy Carpenter where he was head of its London-based market information team.

Aon Benfield International Analytics head John Moore said that Mike’s analytical skills, combined with an understanding of the financial data clients need, will help insurers make more informed decisions for their businesses.