Prudential Names New Pension Risk Transfer Head

Scott Kaplan has been named head of the pension risk transfer business team at Prudential Retirement, effective immediately.

Kaplan, a senior member of the pension risk transfer (PRT) leadership team, will continue to report to Phil Waldeck, the overall group head of pension and structured solutions for Prudential. The rest of the PRT team remains the same, including Amy Kessler, who will continue to lead and grow the longevity reinsurance business in her current role as head of the longevity reinsurance team.

The change comes as Dylan Tyson, who held senior leadership roles in Prudential’s PRT business for the past seven years, takes on a new role on the senior leadership team at Prudential of Korea.

An 18-year veteran of Prudential, Kaplan previously led risk transfer and risk management strategies for pension plan sponsors as senior vice president and head of global product and market solutions for Prudential’s pension and structured solutions business. Kaplan previously served as the senior finance leader for Prudential’s individual life insurance business and as managing director within Prudential’s treasurer’s department, where he co-headed the corporate finance group and served as Prudential’s liaison with the rating agencies. He is also a former member of the core treasury team which led Prudential’s demutualization.

Kaplan earned a B.A. in economics from Colgate University, and received an M.B.A. in finance from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder and a CPA.