Hiscox Merges Casualty Reinsurance Teams; Pascall Leads New Team

September 16, 2015

Hiscox has merged its Bermuda and London Market casualty reinsurance teams. The new division, operating under the Hiscox Re brand, and led by Nick Pascall as head of Casualty Reinsurance, controls a combined portfolio of US$50 million gross written premiums across a wide range of casualty reinsurance products.

With business written out of both London through Hiscox’s Syndicate 33 and Bermuda through Syndicate 3624, the division writes a wide range of products including medical malpractice, general liability, excess and umbrella casualty, D&O, E&O and auto liability.

Nick Pascall joined Hiscox in 2013 from American Safety Re (Bermuda) where he was chief underwriting officer. In his new role Pascall will be based in London where he will be supported by senior casualty treaty underwriter Ciaran Mulcahy. Sharmini Samuels, who has been promoted to vice president, will continue to underwrite the account out of Bermuda.

Commenting on the new team, Mike Krefta, chief underwriting officer, Hiscox Re said: “Casualty is a key part of our diversification strategy. Merging Hiscox’s London Market and Bermuda casualty teams under the Hiscox Re brand reflects our long term commitment to this class of business and will enhance our overall product offering to our clients and brokers.

“Nick’s appointment as head of Casualty Reinsurance reflects the great work he has already achieved in building our casualty book out of Bermuda, and I have no doubt he will lead the combined team to achieving further growth in this important area for Hiscox Re.”

Source: Hiscox Ltd.

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