Specialist insurer Beazley continues to build its international specialty lines team, with the appointments of Estefania Taboada and Ana Misol as financial lines underwriters in Barcelona.
Their appointments follow the appointment in May 2017 of Lorena Segovia to the newly created role of financial lines regional manager for Continental Europe, in Barcelona.
Estefania Taboada joins Beazley from XL Catlin where she was underwriting manager Iberia within the financial lines team. Taboada has a wide knowledge of the European financial lines and professional lines markets, having also worked in Paris and Zurich. She has a law and economics degree from Deusto University in Spain.
Specializing in financial lines and security & privacy business (cyber), Misol has a law degree from Barcelona University. She joins from Zurich where she headed its professional indemnity and security & privacy practice for the Nordic region. Prior to this role, she underwrote specialist lines business for Catalonia and the Balearic Islands at Markel, and was responsible for a financial lines portfolio at Zurich Spain.
Both Taboada and Misol will be responsible for developing Beazley’s financial lines book of business in Spain and other selected Continental European markets, working closely with local brokers, drawing on their wide knowledge, experience and network.
“Our strategy to create a European hub for our specialist lines division is on track,” commented Lorena Segovia, financial lines regional manager, Continental Europe.
“With Estefania and Ana joining us, we now have a solid base to build on our financial lines capabilities to serve selected markets in Continental Europe, starting in Spain where we will shortly be launching our financial lines products,” Segovia added. Our strategy is to add to our underwriting teams in Barcelona, Paris and Munich in the coming months.”
European markets are a major focus for Beazley as it grows its specialty lines business outside the United States. Having recently received authorization for its Dublin-based European insurance company, Beazley said it is now in a position to offer both company and Lloyd’s paper to brokers and clients.
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