Lixin Zeng, PhD, CFA

Managing Partner

Lixin Zeng, PhD, CFA, is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Integral ILS, and serves as the firm’s CEO and CIO

Lixen Zeng

Prior to co-founding Integral in 2020 Lixin served as the Chief Executive Officer of AlphaCat Managers Ltd since its formation in 2008. At AlphaCat he played a key role as Portfolio Manager to the ILS funds and in the business development of the Manager. Prior to this role he was Executive Risk Officer of Validus Reinsurance Ltd, responsible for developing and executing the catastrophe risk and analytics strategy of the Validus Group. Lixin was one of the original employees at the founding of Validus in 2005. Both AlphaCat Managers Ltd and Validus Reinsurance Ltd were subsidiaries of Validus Group, which was acquired by AIG in 2018.

His prior positions include:

  • Chief Catastrophe Risk Officer at Ace Group (2004 – 2005)
  • Head of Development at Willis Re Inc (2001 – 2004)
  • Analyst at EW Blanch Co (1998 – 2001)
  • Research Scientist at Arkwright Mutual Insurance Co (1996 – 1998)

Lixin has expertise in insurance portfolio optimization and risk management, and has published multiple articles in professional journals on related topics.

Lixin has a PhD in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington where he graduated in 1996. He received a BS in Meteorology from Beijing University, graduating in 1990.

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