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Hamilton Re hires David Friston to lead to new Financial Lines Insurance platform

19th January 2022 - Author: Luke Gallin

Hamilton Re, the reinsurance arm of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group, Ltd., has launched a Financial Lines Insurance platform, and appointed David Friston to lead the operation.

david-friston-hamilton-reFriston takes on the role of Senior Vice President (SVP), Head of Financial Lines Insurance, reporting to Tim Duffin, Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), Hamilton Re.

He brings decades of experience to the role and joins Hamilton after 11 years with AIG in Bermuda, where he was SVP and Financial Lines manager, in addition to holding numerous directorships with the firm during his tenure.

Earlier in his career, Friston worked at various Chubb entities for over 15 years, based in London, Australia, and New York.

Megan Thomas, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hamilton Re, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Dave to the Hamilton team. With his proven market leadership, deep experience, and strong relationships, we’re fortunate to have him on board to guide our growth in this important line of business.

“Dave joins Bermuda insurance leaders Gavin Davis, Head of Property D&F Insurance and Elaine Scully, Head of Casualty Insurance. These three lines together create a trifecta of insurance solutions in Bermuda to meet the needs of our clients.”

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