Our Team 2018

Robert Forness

Group Chairman & CEO

CEO and CUO of MultiStrat. Former Chief Underwriting Officer, Interim CEO of Imagine Group, an asset manager owned specialty insurer and reinsurer. Former Chief Operating Officer for Odyssey Re Group’s international companies. Also served as Head of Underwriting and Managing Director at Lloyd’s, and Managing Director of Riverstone UK, for the Odyssey Re Group. CLU, CPCU, Cornell BS, Columbia MBA.


James Robinson


Extensive experience in financial services, capital markets, and specialty finance. Founded and grew numerous financial services firms in the institutional research business, venture capital funds, hedge funds, specialty finance funds and multiple regulated entities in several jurisdictions globally. More than 30 years in the securities business with a strong emphasis on structured and specialty finance. Focused on sourcing capital and strategic and corporate development across the group.  Graduated from Middlebury College, securities licenses from FINRA (7, 63, 65, 27, 24).