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26 September 2014
Association of British Insurers now supports flood protection for all owner-occupied homes
19 September 2014
London (19th September 2014) – Specialist global insurer Hiscox has grown its established Personal Accident team within its London Market business with two key hires.
15 September 2014
Hamilton, Bermuda, (15 September, 2014) – The growing trend for including previously excluded areas of cover such as terrorism and cyber risk in poorly worded reinsurance contracts and at no extra premium, is not only disguising the true cost of risk, warns Hiscox Re, but could also trigger a torrent of future litigation.
12 September 2014
London, UK ( 12th September 2014) – Hiscox today announced the appointment of Michael Krefta, CUO of Hiscox Re, to Joint Active Underwriter for Syndicate 33 alongside Paul Lawrence, CUO of Hiscox London Market. Michael will also become Active Underwriter for Syndicate 6104.
08 September 2014
London, UK (8 September 2014): Leading specialist insurer Hiscox is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Applewell Ltd. to acquire Event Assured, a specialist provider of insurance for the events sector. The business will continue to operate under the Event Assured brand, with the existing local management team remaining in place. Founder Brian Kirsch will continue to provide strategic insight as a consultant.
02 September 2014
Sixth annual Europe/US study of 3,500 small business owners reveals rebound in profitability – but life remains tough for the very smallest
28 July 2014
Hiscox Ltd (LSE: HSX), the international specialist insurer, today announces its interim results for the half year ended 30 June 2014.
07 July 2014
London (7th July 2014) – Specialist global insurer Hiscox has appointed Simon Zelenoy to develop its London Market business in Brazil.
04 June 2014
Enhanced team will focus on building US public company and all areas of International D&O business
29 May 2014
Hamilton, Bermuda (29th May 2014) – Hiscox Re has appointed Mike Krefta as Chief Underwriting Officer, leading its underwriting teams in London, Bermuda and Paris.
06 May 2014
Hamilton, Bermuda (6 May 2014) -- Hiscox Ltd (LSE:HSX), the international specialist insurer, today issues its Interim Management Statement for the first three months of the year to 31 March 2014.
28 April 2014
New research explores online art buying trends – what people are buying, how much they are spending and the barriers to purchase – and reveals growing confidence in buying art ‘sight unseen’
07 April 2014
Hiscox Re, the newly combined reinsurance operations of Hiscox, has continued to strengthen its senior management team with the appointments of Reeva Bakhshi as Chief Financial Officer and Paresh Thakrar as Chief Operating Officer.
02 April 2014
Hamilton, Bermuda, (2 April, 2014) – Kiskadee Investment Managers, Hiscox Re’s Insurance Linked Securities (“ILS”) asset management subsidiary, has appointed Richard Lowther as Chief Operating Officer. In addition, Alan Cossar, former Chairman of the Bermuda Monetary Authority, has been appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of the two new Kiskadee ILS funds managed by Kiskadee Investment Managers
03 March 2014
insurer, DirectAsia, acquired by global specialist Hiscox • Acquired for USD55 million plus earn out over four years • Complements Hiscox’s existing direct to consumer retail offering • Significant plans to invest in building the business