Hiscox appoints Head of Property for its new Miami MGA operation

28th August 2015

London (28th August 2015) – Specialist global insurer Hiscox has announced the appointment of John Giralt as Head of Property for its Miami MGA operation.

 

Joining from Catlin XL where he was a Director covering the Americas, John was responsible for managing the Latin American and Caribbean underwriting operations including its facultative product lines – property, engineering, energy and casualty.  With almost 30 years in the industry, 20 years of which have been focused on Latin America and the Caribbean, John has built up significant experience and contacts which will be important in his new role.

 

John will be focused on writing property, power generation and construction business throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on behalf of Hiscox and, as required, additional partner capacity providers.  With a capacity of US$25million per risk, his work will focus on writing local business, providing clients with highly responsive protection whilst also complementing Hiscox’s existing international property book.

 

Rebecca Ince, who runs the Hiscox MGA Miami office, commented: “John’s appointment strengthens our Miami operations and complements our terrorism and fine art business in the region.  He joins us with a raft of experience, strong knowledge of the local market and excellent contacts, and is an important addition to the team.  We’re delighted to have such an experienced underwriter on the ground working for us.”

 

Hiscox MGA Miami sits within Hiscox MGA which was created earlier this year with the acquisition of the mega-yacht and general marine leisure MGA business, R&Q Marine Services.  The Miami MGA office, which has bilingual Spanish and English speaking underwriting teams, provides a regionally focussed underwriting hub for Latin American business for Hiscox MGA and its partners.  This appointment is part of a continued growth strategy for the region. 

 

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For further information please contact:

 

Hiscox Ltd

Lucy Hensher                        +44 (0) 20 7448 6619                      [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 divisions in the Group - Hiscox London Market, Hiscox Re and Hiscox Retail (which includes Hiscox UK and Europe, Hiscox Guernsey, Hiscox USA and subsidiary brand, DirectAsia). Hiscox underwrites internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance through Hiscox Re and Hiscox London Market. Through its retail businesses in the UK, Europe and the US Hiscox offers a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as homeowners.

 

For further information, visit www.hiscoxgroup.com.


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