Hiscox strengthens UK Technology & Media team

London, UK (9 March, 2011): Specialist insurer Hiscox has strengthened its UK Technology and Media team with the appointments of Jiveen Lal as Senior Technology & Media Underwriter – North, and Matthew Webb as Senior Technology & Media Underwriter - South. Both roles will report to Alan Thomas, UK & Ireland - Head of Technology & Media, and will focus on providing a full range of insurance cover to businesses of all sizes in the technology and media sectors.

Jiveen Lal, who will be based in Hiscox’s Manchester office, will also support the company’s Glasgow and Leeds offices. He joins from Chubb where he covered life science risks; prior to that he underwrote professional indemnity and technology products at AIG (Chartis).

Matthew Webb, who will be based in Colchester and will also support the Maidenhead and Birmingham offices, has been with Hiscox since joining as a Contingency Underwriter in 2005 after previously working for a Lloyd’s broker. Most recently he has been writing professional indemnity risks within Hiscox’s commercial division in London.

Commenting on the appointments, Alan Thomas said: “Recognising the specialist nature of the technology and media sectors, we have continued to invest significantly to make sure we remain the insurer of choice when it comes to helping technology and media businesses understand and manage their risks. The appointments of Jiveen and Matthew will develop our regional underwriting capability and further enhance our reputation in the technology and media sectors.”


For further information please contact:

Hiscox Ltd    
Abi Clark 020 74486470 [email protected]

Notes to editors

About Hiscox

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). There are three main underwriting parts of the Group - Hiscox London Market, Hiscox UK and Europe and Hiscox International. Hiscox London Market underwrites internationally traded business in the London Market - generally large or complex business which needs to be shared with other insurers or needs the international licences of Lloyd's. Hiscox UK and Hiscox Europe offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as high net worth individuals. Hiscox International includes operations in Bermuda, Guernsey and USA. Hiscox Insurance Company Limited, Hiscox Underwriting Limited, Hiscox Europe Underwriting Limited and Hiscox Syndicates Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

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