Canopius Expands U.S. Business, Adds Ironshore’s Winfield

January 29, 2015

Canopius Group Limited, the global specialty insurance and reinsurance platform of Sompo Holdings, is expanding its its U.S. operations with the appointment of Bradley Winfield as head of U.S. Direct Property.

Bradley joins Canopius from Ironshore, where he was most recently senior vice president, head of U.S. Retail Property. He has 15 years in the insurance industry, with experience in property and relationships with producing brokers.

Winfield is based in New York and will report to Derek Hansen, global head of Direct & Facultative Property.

The company said this development will enable Canopius to offer expanded property capacity, consistent with its overall strategic growth ambitions. The new operation complements and is in addition to the D&F account written in London and the high excess property business written by Canopius’s sister company, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa of America, in North Carolina.

Canopius also writes facultative property reinsurance in New York via Canopius Underwriting Agency Inc., headed by Jim McAloon.

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