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Dr. John S. Seo

Co-Founder and Managing Principal

Fermat Capital Management LLC

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Fermat Capital Management LLC

615 Riverside Avenue

Westport, Connecticut 06880

United States

Company Description

Fermat Capital Management, LLC is a specialty investment management firm founded in Westport, Connecticut in 2001. With over US$4 billion in assets under management as of 30 April 2013, Fermat Capital manages institutional portfolios of Insurance-Linked S ... more

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Background Information


State-Appointed Advisor
Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund

Elected Member
Phi Beta Kappa







Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Harvard University



Massachusetts Institute of Technology




undergraduate degree



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John Seo

John Seo Dr. John Seo is co-founder and a managing principal. John has 25 years of fixed income, FX options, and interest-rate-derivatives structuring and trading experience. Prior to forming Fermat Capital with his brother Nelson in 2001, John was head insurance-risk trader at Lehman Brothers, an officer of Lehman Re Limited and a state-appointed advisor to the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund. John's work in catastrophe bonds was featured in a Michael Lewis' cover article for the New York Times Magazine ("In Nature's Casino", 26 Aug 2007). John has testified as an expert witness on alternative risk-transfer markets before Congress and was recently appointed to the Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms (ACRSM) by the Treasury Department. John received a Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard University (1991) and a B.S. in physics from M.I.T. (1988).

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John Seo Co-Founder and Managing Principal

Russ Banham The Next Frontier of Alternative Capital [cached]

"Most things that have not been tried will be tried," predicted John Seo, co-founder and managing principal of Fermat Capital Management LLC. "There is almost nothing ILS cannot do with the right people on board."

John Seo new "We still think that an ILS manager must think carefully before competing in the insurance markets with insurers, who are, after all, the bulk of our client base."John Seo, Co-founder and Principal, Fermat Capital
He added, "We are still in an expansion and exploration phase…looking a bit into flood these days [and] thinking about cyber too.
Seo is optimistic, just not at the present time. "I don't see why casualty can't be more prevalent in the ILS market," he said. "But right now the casualty market is too cyclical for a consistent alternative risk transfer market to form around it."
If the market undergoes a radical consolidation or experiences a significant disruption, he said there "might be an opportunity for ILS to play a role.
Seo agreed that it is too early to develop an alternative market for cyber, but he is sanguine about the possibility. "It's 'early days,' but I'd nonetheless love to see cyber in the ILS market someday," he said. "I believe that 'cyber peak perils' will eventually make their way into the ILS market. But they need to be truly 'peak peril' in nature for this to happen," he said, referring to cyber attacks on the U.S. power grid, the banking system or the financial markets, for example. Explaining further what might constitute a peak peril for the financial markets, Seo said it would need to create really deep interruptions rather than flash-crash type events-for example, trading volume impaired to half of normal for three months or more.

Articles from MReBA, Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association [cached]

The morning's insurance-linked securities (ILS) theme continued with an engaging discussion of ILS trends by panel members John Seo of Fermat Capital Management LLC, Judith Klugman, of Swiss Re Capital Markets Corporation, Sean McCarty of Aon Securities Inc., and moderator Elaine Caprio of Caprio Consulting LLC.

ANNOUNCEMENTS » AAAIP - The Asian Association of Alternative Investment Professionals was founded in 2005 with the goal of creating a powerful network of Asians in alternative investment fields such as hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity, prop trad [cached]

"Linsanity in a New Financial Market" by Dr. John Seo of Fermat Capital

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