London, UK (18th November, 2011): Specialist insurer Hiscox has appointed Guillaume Bonnissent as Line Underwriter for Personal Accident and Rob Ashton as Line Underwriter for Special Risks and Personal Accident XL Reinsurance.
Following the departure of David Bruce, Hiscox has refocused the Personal Accident team with Guillaume Bonnissent taking on the role of Line Underwriter Personal Accident Insurance for Hiscox London Market. Having joined Hiscox in 2002 Guillaume has a strong track record for underwriting speciality risks; previous roles at Hiscox include Line Underwriter for Kidnap and Ransom and most recently Non-marine Treaty Underwriter. The Personal Accident account will now become part of the Hiscox Global Response family of products, simplifying the speciality offering for brokers.
Robert Ashton brings a strong combination of reinsurance and personal accident experience to the role of Line Underwriter for Special Risks and Personal Accident XL reinsurance and remains part of the reinsurance team. Robert has been with Hiscox since 2003 and prior to that worked at AIG writing various classes of accident and health businesses.
Guillaume and Robert have worked closely across the Personal Accident and Kidnap and Ransom accounts and will continue to collaborate closely for the benefit of brokers and clients.
Commenting on the appointments, Russell Merrett, Managing Director of Hiscox London Market, said: “David Bruce has left a legacy of strong underwriting at Hiscox. Guillaume and Robert were both beneficiaries of his specialist knowledge and I am delighted that they are able to continue this good work. PA is an important line of business for Hiscox and I am excited by the possibilities for its development.”
Hiscox London Market recently achieved Chartered Insurer status.
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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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