Hiscox appoints Ross Nottingham to manage broker relations in Bermuda

2nd April 2012

Hamilton, Bermuda (2 April) – Ross Nottingham has been appointed as Senior Vice President Underwriting, for Hiscox’s Bermuda reinsurance business.

Reporting to Damien Smith, Hiscox Bermuda’s Underwriting Director, Ross Nottingham joins Hiscox after 12 years as a broker, most latterly for Aon Benfield where he worked in the non-marine retro team from 2005 in London and Bermuda. As well as taking on an underwriting role, Ross will be responsible for managing broker relations at Hiscox Bermuda, a position currently held by Ben Love who is returning to London to underwrite for Hiscox’s London Market division, where he will also have oversight for client and broker relations across all of Hiscox’s reinsurance operations.

Commenting on Ross Nottingham’s appointment, Damien Smith said: “Ensuring we have the right broker relationships in place forms a key part of our growth development here in Bermuda as we continue to look for high quality risks in property catastrophe reinsurance, as well as for third party capital opportunities. As a former broker, Ross’s valuable market insight will help us meet this objective as well as helping us to maintain close working relationships with our London counterparts as we look to maximise Hiscox’s reinsurance footprint.”

Ross Nottingham added: “In today’s catastrophe reinsurance space, the roles of brokers and underwriters are increasingly similar, using the same tools to price the business and relationships to access it. Having worked with the Hiscox team for many years in both an inwards and outwards reinsurance capacity, I look forward to sharing a broker’s angle on the business and working with an incredibly successful and talented team.”


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For further information and a photo of Ross Nottingham please contact:

Kylie O’Connor
+44 (0)20 7448 6656
[email protected]

Sebastian St John Clarke
+44 (0) 7779 702191
[email protected]

 



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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.

For further information, visit www.hiscox.com.


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