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37 Spring 2016 Bermuda:Re/insurance+ILS and other international casualty markets. The team is bolstered by a broad remit, allowing it to bring an innovative approach and to both new and existing products. Hamilton Re can provide capacity of up to $25 million per programme on any casualty placement. Key executives Claude Lefebvre, chief underwriting officer, casualty & specialty; Justin Levine, vice president, casualty; Liam Chan, vice president, casualty. Hiscox Re Hiscox Re casualty has a worldwide appetite with products including: • Casualty reinsurance • Medical malpractice • Professional liability • Directors’ and officers’ • Excess and umbrella casualty • General liability • Commercial auto liability. Hiscox Re’s casualty is a quoting and lead market for a wide range of clients including national, regional and specialty writers, risk retention groups, captives and Lloyd’s syndicates. As a small, specialised team, it focuses on delivering exceptional client service and quick turnaround times. Key executives Sharmini Samuels, head of casualty reinsurance (Bermuda); Nick Williamson, actuary and underwriter; Eoin McMahon, pricing analyst; Sacha Kessaram, underwriting assistant. Hiscox Re’s healthcare team writes the following lines in US and Canada only: • Hospitals • Long term care • Allied health • Physician groups • Life sciences The firm says “It is a specialised team with the product suite and offering of a large market, alongside the response and flexibility of a boutique firm, and the stability of a 100+ years old company.” Key executives Ian Thompson, head of casualty & specialty; Nick Williamson, vice president, healthcare; Justin Keith, vice president, healthcare; Ashley Robinson, underwriter healthcare; Eoin McMahon, pricing analyst; Sacha Kessaram, underwriting assistant. Markel Global Reinsurance Markel Global Reinsurance is a division of the Markel Corporation, the holding company for insurance, reinsurance, insurance-linked securities, and non-insurance operations around the world. Markel is headquartered in Richmond, VA and maintains 62 offices in 20 countries. Markel Global Reinsurance offices are located in Hamilton, Bermuda; London, England; Summit, NJ; Richmond, VA and San Francisco, CA. Target classes of business include property, casualty, specialty, and public entity. The Markel casualty team writes general casualty, umbrella and excess liability, medical malpractice, professional liability and workers’ compensation. It generally writes on a quota share basis, but also considers excess of loss treaties. The firm says its strengths include deep product knowledge; underwriters average 25 years of industry experience; and that it is willing to ‘write across the board’ with clients, in layers and across programmes. “Honesty and integrity are non-negotiable and we put cedants first. We pride ourselves in being timely and proactive in both underwriting and claims adjudication. Relationships with clients and brokers are extremely important to us,” says the firm. Markel Corporation is a US tax paying company. Key executives Jed Rhoads, president, global reinsurance; Don Bahr, head of casualty reinsurance; Andrew (‘Barney’) Barnard, head of international property, catastrophe, & retro reinsurance; Tod Costikyan, head of specialty reinsurance; Steve Leitz, CAO, global reinsurance; Peta White, head of North American property reinsurance. CASUALTY TEAMS “Relationships with clients and brokers are extremely important to us.” Markel Global Reinsurance


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