Hiscox appoints Christian Nielsen as Chief Financial Officer for Hiscox London Market

Hamilton, Bermuda (16 June 2020) – Specialist global insurer Hiscox, today announces the appointment of Christian Nielsen as Chief Financial Officer for Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Syndicates Limited (HSL).

Christian is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Hiscox UK and a Director of Hiscox Insurance Company Limited (HIC), the Group’s UK insurance carrier. He joined Hiscox in 2015 from Barclays, where he held a number of senior finance roles, including Head of Barclays Finance, Cost & Analytics and Finance Director for Barclaycard UK.

Since joining Hiscox, Christian has played a leading role in delivering a number of critical regulatory and operational initiatives for the business, including HIC’s Solvency II implementation in 2016 and its preparations for Brexit in 2018, which included sponsoring the Part VII transfer of the European insurance portfolios from HIC to the Group’s newly-established European insurance carrier, Hiscox Société Anonyme (HSA).

Beyond his UK role, Christian is a Hiscox Partner, a member of the Group’s Finance Leadership Team and an active member of the Steering Committee for the Group-wide Finance Transformation Programme.

Christian will join the Hiscox London Market team in September, reporting to Kate Markham, Chief Executive Officer of Hiscox London Market. In his capacity as CFO for HSL, he will report to Hiscox Group CFO Aki Hussain.

Aki Hussain commented: “Christian will be an excellent addition to our London Market business, which is poised for growth in the face of the most improved market conditions we have seen for some time. He brings strong commercial and financial leadership and a track record of delivery which will benefit both the London Market and HSL management teams.”


For further information please contact: 
Hiscox Ltd
Carmel McCarthy                                                                       +44 (0)20 7081 4636

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About The Hiscox Group
Hiscox is a global specialist insurer, headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). Our ambition is to be a respected specialist insurer with a diverse portfolio by product and geography. We believe that building balance between catastrophe-exposed business and less volatile local specialty business gives us opportunities for profitable growth throughout the insurance cycle. 
The Hiscox Group employs over 3,100 people in 14 countries, and has customers worldwide. Through the retail businesses in the UK, Europe, Asia and the USA, we offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers as well as homeowners. Internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance is underwritten through Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Re & ILS.
Our values define our business, with a focus on people, courage, ownership and integrity. We pride ourselves on being true to our word and our award-winning claims service is testament to that. For more information, visit www.hiscoxgroup.com.

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