Dual Specialty Underwriters Launches International D&O Program

February 4, 2013

Dual Specialty Underwriters, LLC has launched a newinternational directors’ & officers’ liability (D&O) program aimed at foreign companies listed on U.S. securities markets through American Depository Receipts (ADR’s). Dual has partnered with Everest Reinsurance Co.(Everest Re) to offer this new capacity, and Scott Misson will be the chief underwriter for this business. fDual currently has offices in Miami and New York.

Misson has been underwriting and overseeing international D&O portfolios for more than 20 years. Beforejoining Dual, Misson started Navigators Insurance Co.’s International Management Liability unit in 2001 andmost recently served as president of Navigators’ Global Management Liability operations.

Dual has been underwriting D&O on behalf of Everest Re in South and Central America, the Caribbean, and PuertoRico for most of the past decade. This expansion is a stepfor both companies in seeking additional profitable growth in these lines of business.

Dual Specialty Underwriters is headquartered in Miami, Fla. and is focused on underwriting business critical risksincluding D&O, professional liability, employment practices liability, crime, and other specialist classes ofinsurance. It underwriters on behalf of multiple capacity providers and targets the North and South American regions as well as other international markets for niche products. Dual Specialty Underwriters is a majority owned subsidiary of Dual International, an underwriting agency with annual gross written premiums of over £225 million and employs more than 190 people in offices across Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Americas.

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