Epic names Lou D’Agostino national hedge fund practice leader

10 October 2019 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants has announced the appointment of principal Lou D’Agostino as the firm’s national hedge fund practice leader.

In the role, D’Agostino will be responsible for the development and drive of the practice, which is part of its financial services division. He will also focus on the unique risk management and insurance needs of hedge funds, as well as alternative asset management clients.

"I feel privileged to have the opportunity to lead Epic’s national hedge fund practice," D'Agostino said. "The needs of this market are dynamic and demanding and I remain committed to the innovation of products and programs to meet them."

D’Agostino became a principal at Epic after its 2018 acquisition of New York-based Iron Cove Partners, the risk management and brokerage firm he founded. Iron Cove’s reputation in the hedge fund sector was an influential driver for the acquisition – the firm was named “Best US & Global Hedge Fund Industry Insurance Provider” by Hedgeweek in 2017 and 2018. 

Epic names Lou D’Agostino national hedge fund practice leader

"Lou has proven his ability to lead and we are thrilled to place him in such a key role. His depth of knowledge, ability to build relationships, and competitive drive make him an invaluable asset to our team, and I anticipate him playing an essential role in the growth of Epic's financial services practice," Philip V. Moyles, Jr., Epic’s executive vice president and head of the firm’s financial services business, said. 

Prior to Iron Cove, D’Agostino served as a director at Frank Crystal & Co., Inc. where he developed risk management insurance products for high-net-worth individuals and middle-market companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Rhode Island.

"Over the last year, Lou has brought his expansive knowledge and expertise in the financial services industry to Epic," Tom O'Neil, Epic’s Northeast region president, said. "Lou continues to be well known and well-regarded by clients, colleagues, and insurers throughout the hedge fund community and we are excited to elevate him to this new position."