Ari Lindner
Chief Executive Officer, Converge US

Ari Lindner is Chief Executive Officer of Converge US, responsible for overseeing the entire operation of Lightstone’s life and annuity reinsurance company.
Mr. Lindner is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.


Naftalee Zomberg
Chief Financial Officer, Converge US

Naftalee Zomberg is the Chief Financial Officer of Converge US. Naftalee is responsible for key financial and reporting matters, including structuring and financing transactions, integrating new relationships and systems, and developing business processes across the organization.


David Lichtenstein
Chairman and CEO, Lightstone

David Lichtenstein is Chairman and CEO of Lightstone, which he founded in 1988. Mr. Lichtenstein personifies Lightstone’s commitment to the highest standards of quality, integrity, and value. He is responsible for directing all aspects of the acquisition, financing and management of the company’s investment portfolio.


Mitchell C. Hochberg
President, Lightstone

Mitchell C. Hochberg is President of Lightstone, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Converge RE II. He has more than 30 years of executive experience in every facet of real estate development and operations, including the residential, hospitality, commercial, gaming and mixed-use sectors.


Dariush Akhtari
Chief Actuary, Converge US

Dariush Akhtari is Chief Actuary of Converge US, responsible for overseeing all actuarial and risk functions of Lightstone’s life and annuity reinsurance company.
Mr. Akhtari is a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries in addition to being a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.


Moshe Lichtenstein
Chief Investment Officer, Converge US

Moshe Lichtenstein is Chief Investment Officer of Converge Asset Management and a senior member of the Lightstone investment team. Mr. Lichtenstein is responsible for investment strategy and oversees the sub-managers for Converge Asset Management to ensure the investment portfolio complies with the Converge investment and ALM guidelines.


Seth D. Molod
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Seth D. Molod is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lightstone, where he is responsible for overseeing and managing all corporate finance operations. Mr. Molod brings over 25 years of extensive experience advising some of the nation’s most prominent real estate owners, developers, managers, and investors in both commercial and residential projects.


Joseph E. Teichman
Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Joseph E. Teichman is Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Lightstone, where he is responsible for overseeing and managing the legal affairs of the company and its operating entities. Mr. Teichman also contributes to the company’s overall strategy as a member of the company’s executive management team.

 About us

Converge RE manages over $1.1 billion of ceded reserves, providing reinsurance solutions to life and annuity insurance companies to help enhance their financial performance and capital efficiency.

Converge RE combines life and annuity reinsurance with a sophisticated investment strategy built on Lightstone Group's superior real estate investing and asset management skills, balanced by a fixed income portfolio managed by Western Asset Management – a global asset manager with over $450 billion of AUM.

Converge RE prides itself on tackling complex reinsurance opportunities and delivering creative client-oriented reinsurance solutions while adhering to stringent regulatory and insurer guidelines.

Converge RE Converge RE is managed by an experienced reinsurance and insurance team that has a track record of solid risk management and producing long-term results.

Converge RE is backed by the Lightstone Group, which is owned and controlled by David Lichtenstein. Lightstone has provided Converge RE with $100 million of contributed capital and an additional capital commitment of $250 million to support future growth.

Converge RE is rated A- with KBRA.

Converge RE is domiciled in Puerto Rico as a Class 5 reinsurer in good standing through the International Insurance Center and is a founding member of the Puerto Rico International Insurance Associations.

Converge RE is a 953(d) US taxpayer and is subject to US laws and courts.

 Product Solutions

Converge RE maintains a disciplined risk management culture while offering customized reinsurance solutions to its clients.
Converge RE focuses on long-tailed risks with low volatility and predictable cash flows.


Lightstone has a long term financial commitment to Converge RE and views the life and annuity reinsurance as a diversification of its core real estate business; an opportunity to bring proven real estate investment management expertise to enhance yields on asset portfolios supporting long duration liabilities.

Lightstone Enterprises Limited

  • Total assets of $2.45 billion (as of 9/30/21)
  • BVI-registered public company with total equity of $1.07 billion (as of 9/30/21)
  • Issued more than $347 million of unsecured corporate bonds that trade at a premium to PAR
  • Rated A+ by Standard & Poor's Maalot

Lightstone REITs

  • Total assets of $1.4 billion (as of 9/30/21)
  • A major sponsor of public non-traded REITs and to date has raised more than $600 million of investor capital
  • Co-invests over 10% of the raised capital
  • Manages six separate public companies registered with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Lightstone Private Equity

  • Total assets in excess of $3 billion
  • Originates and Invests in;
    • Opportunistic Real Estate Development
    • Real Estate Debt Strategies
    • Alternative Investments
  • An active asset manager of Multifamily, Hospitality, and Commercial Real Estate


Converge RE is committed to measured growth through underwriting excellence and investment discipline.

Converge RE is dedicated to being a transparent and long-term partner to all its stakeholders.

Lightstone is committed to the continued growth of Converge RE. The life and annuity reinsurance business is an effective diversification to Lightstone's core real estate business.


Converge RE II

General Inquiries: info@converge-re.com 888.252.9997

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