Aspida Appoints James K. Hunt to its Board of Directors

– Jim Hunt joins Aspida’s board of directors, bringing decades of experience and knowledge in corporate and board –

03 May 2023

Durham, NC

Aspida Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries (collectively “Aspida”), announced today that James K. Hunt (“Jim Hunt”) has joined its board of directors (the “Board”).

Hunt is a gifted business leader and entrepreneur with over three decades of corporate leadership experience, retiring as managing partner and CEO, middle market credit of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, LLC, an alternative investment firm based in Los Angeles.

Prior to his retirement, Hunt was founder of THL Credit, Inc. and of THL Credit Advisors, a registered investment advisor that provides administrative services to THL Credit, Inc., serving as CEO and Chief Investment Officer. Previously, Hunt was CEO and managing partner of Bison Capital Asset Management, LLC, a multi-fund private equity firm. Prior to co-founding Bison Capital, Hunt served as President of SunAmerica Corporate Finance and Executive Vice President of SunAmerica Investments (subsequently, AIG SunAmerica). Hunt was also with Citibank/Citicorp for over a decade in various leadership positions, most notably as Far West Area Head of Leveraged Capital with the designation of Senior Credit Officer.

“Jim is an exceptional industry leader and accomplished institutional investor,” said Aspida Holdings, Ltd. CEO and President, Lou Hensley. “That experience, combined with his keen understanding and knowledge of building and nurturing successful businesses, makes him an excellent fit for our growing Board. I am confident we will benefit from Jim’s insight and guidance as we continue building on our momentum of protecting dreams.”

Hunt, a seasoned board leader and has served on the boards of several global financial services firms. He is currently non-executive chairman of the board of Hunt Companies, Inc., an international real estate and infrastructure firm based in El Paso, TX. Hunt is a director of PennyMac Financial Services Inc., a specialty financial services firm. Additionally, he sits on the boards of Cartiga, a specialty finance firm, and Amber Infrastructure Group, a specialist international investment manager, based in London.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Aspida Board at such an important and instrumental time for the company and the industry,” said Jim Hunt. “Aspida is an innovative, tech-leading insurance company that is well positioned for future growth. I look forward to working with its already accomplished Board and executive team to help Aspida into the next stage of growth.”

Hunt attended the University of Texas at El Paso where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He also received his Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Hunt is also active in his community, serving as board president of Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum and board member of Friends of Pathways and St. John’s Health, located in Jackson, WY.

About Aspida

Aspida Holdings Ltd., through its subsidiaries (collectively “Aspida”), is focused on providing retirement and reinsurance solutions, having operations in the U.S. and Bermuda with total assets of $9.2 billion as of March 31, 2023. Aspida, through its U.S. platform – Aspida Life Insurance Company – is focused on leveraging technology and agility to help clients achieve – and protect – their dreams. Its Bermuda-based reinsurance platform, Aspida Life Re, is focused on providing efficient and secure life and annuity reinsurance solutions to global clients. Aspida seeks to be a trusted partner in its clients’ financial security while driving its growth by doing good for the communities it serves. Aspida is an indirect subsidiary of Ares Management Corporation. For more information, please visit: or follow them on LinkedIn.


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