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Hiscox partners with tech start-up Digital Fineprint

25th August 2017

Specialist insurer Hiscox has partnered with tech start-up Digital Fineprint to investigate how data from social media can be used to educate small businesses on their risks and respective insurance solutions. Hiscox said many small businesses are underinsured yet face a number of business interruption risks from expensive lawsuits or costs ... Read the full article

Hiscox appoints Miranthis (PartnerRe), Huerlimann (Zurich), Goodwin (QBE) to Board

31st July 2017

Insurance and reinsurance group Hiscox has named three very senior industry leaders to the Board of Hiscox Ltd., adding significant global expertise. The new additions to the Hiscox Board are ex-PartnerRe CEO Costas Miranthis, ex-Zurich Global Corporate CEO Thomas Huerlimann and ex-QBE insurance Asia CEO Michael Goodwin. All three will join the ... Read the full article

Hiscox to establish EU subsidiary in Luxembourg

9th May 2017

Insurer and reinsurer Hiscox has today announced plans to establish a new European subsidiary in Luxembourg in a post-Brexit restructuring move. The international specialist re/insurer said the EU subsidiary will be used to write all Hiscox retail business in Europe and a team covering core functions like compliance, risk and internal audit will ... Read the full article

Adam Szakmary named new Director of Underwriting for Hiscox Insurance, Bermuda

3rd May 2017

Specialist global re/insurer Hiscox has named the new Director of Underwriting for Hiscox Insurance in Bermuda as Adam Szakmary - who joins from Sompo International's asset management platform, Blue Capital Management. Szakmary will oversee underwriting activities in Bermuda, as Director of Underwriting, reporting to incoming Hiscox Re Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and ILS, ... Read the full article

Hiscox appoints new Chief Information Officer

19th April 2017

Insurance and reinsurance group Hiscox has appointed a new Chief Information Officer (CIO), naming Ian Penny, previously CTO of Barclays in the role. At Hiscox, Penny will be in charge of the Group's IT, with a team of 300 under his leadership and will report directly to CEO Bronek Masojada. Penny replaces ... Read the full article

Shree Khare joins Hiscox from RMS as Head of Catastrophe Research

9th March 2017

Global insurer and reinsurer Hiscox has announced the appointment of Shree Khare from RMS as Group Head of Catastrophe Research, a role that will see him work closely with the firm's reinsurance and London Market operations. Khare will be responsible for leading research that directly informs Hiscox's own view of risk ... Read the full article

Hiscox Re finding opportunities in casualty & speciality lines

6th March 2017

Insurer and reinsurer Hiscox has reported a record year for profit in 2016 despite tough market conditions and helped by the performance of its Hiscox Re and insurance-linked securities (ILS) unit where it found opportunity for growth in casualty and specialty business lines. Overall, the re/insurer reported a record £354.4 million profit ... Read the full article

Specialist global re/insurer Hiscox Group appoints chief actuary

26th January 2017

Specialist global insurance and reinsurance firm Hiscox Group has announced the appointment of Helen Cooper as new Chief Actuary. With over a decade of consultancy experience, Cooper brings expertise in general insurance, global insurers covering domestic retail business, corporate, and London Market products to the role. She will be moving to Hiscox Group ... Read the full article

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