Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has strengthened its presence in the German casualty market with the appointment of a new four-strong casualty team in its Cologne office.
The team will write a book of primary and excess casualty business and report to Wolfgang Weis, Northern European regional manager and Cologne branch manager – insurance.
Leading the team is Detlef Offenhau who has over 20 years’ experience working in the German casualty market and has a successful track record in developing casualty and long-tail business in Germany, said LSM in a statement.
Detlef will be joined by Senior Underwriter Rainer Rieger and Underwriter Sebastian Schare. Both have considerable experience in the German market. The fourth member, an underwriting assistant, will join in February.
“This is a very attractive opportunity for us. Detlef and his team are exceptionally well-respected in the German casualty market and have developed strong relationships with the broking community,” according to John McCammon, LSM’s head of international network offices.
“With our focus on international distribution hubs, Liberty has been developing plans to strengthen our casualty presence in Germany. The arrival of Detlef and his team has shortened that process for us, allowing us to hit the ground running,” he added.
Source: Liberty Specialty Markets