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Liberty Specialty adds AXA XL’s Michael Harth to lead German team

21st September 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has announced the appointment of Michael Harth, who will be joining the company in January as Country Manager for Germany. Harth reports to Kadidja Sinz, Head of Central Region and will be based in Cologne. He will be responsible for leading the German team and delivering strategy and ... Read the full article

WTW and LSM align capacity to support Climate Transition Pathway

3rd September 2021

Willis Towers Watson has announced that Liberty Specialty Markets has aligned capacity to support the Climate Transition Pathway (CTP) solution. The CTP is an accreditation framework that provides insurance companies and financial institutions with a consistent approach to identifying businesses with robust low carbon transition plans aligned to the Paris Agreement. This ... Read the full article

LSM names Denise Delaney as Head of Responsible Business

4th August 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Denise Delaney as Head of Responsible Business. Delaney is based in London reporting to LSM’s Group General Counsel, Nigel Davenport and the global LSM Executive. In her new role, she will develop LSM’s responsible business strategy and deliver its business ... Read the full article

LSM promotes Jennifer Quinn to Strategic Assets Underwriting Manager

21st June 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has promoted Jennifer Quinn to Underwriting Manager Strategic Assets, London. Quinn will report to Terry FitzGerald, Head of FinPro Lines and have oversight of the London Strategic Assets book of business, which covers Cyber, Intellectual Property, and Property GAP coverage. She is responsible ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty adds François Barriol as senior terrorism underwriter

14th June 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of François Barriol as Senior Underwriter Terrorism and Political Violence for France. Prior to joining Liberty, Barriol launched the political violence and terrorism underwriting lines for Hiscox in France and French-speaking Africa before joining the Crisis Management ... Read the full article

Nicholas Garside named CUO at LSM Bermuda

9th June 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets Bermuda (LSM Bermuda), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has appointed Nicholas Garside to the position of Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO). In this newly created role, he will report to LSM Bermuda President Steve Horton. Garside – who previously led LSM Bermuda’s property unit – will provide strategic direction and ... Read the full article

LSM hires Ulf Knöpnadel as Senior Underwriter, Europe

4th June 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets, a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Ulf Knöpnadel as Senior Underwriter, Professional Indemnity (PI) for Europe. Knöpnadel will continue to be based in Munich, and joins from AIG, where he was Senior Underwriter, PI. Prior to AIG, Knöpnadel worked for Markel International as Underwriting Manager, and ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty hires Christoph Paeßens as PI Manager for Germany

18th May 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has named Christoph Paeßens, formerly of AXA XL Germany, as Professional Indemnity (PI) Underwriting Manager for Germany, effective immediately. In his new role, Paeßens will be based in Cologne, Germany, reporting to Interim Country Manager Angelika Gasser, and Head of PI for ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty names Jane Warren as Active Underwriter

14th April 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Jane Warren as Active Underwriter, effective immediately. Based in London, Warren reports to Phil Hobbs, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for LSM. She brings over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, joining Liberty in 2019 from ... Read the full article

LSM announces two U.S. & LatAm leadership changes

11th March 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Manuel Moreno as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), US and Latin America, and Heath Merrill as Chief Operating Officer, US and Latin America. The appointments are effective immediately ... Read the full article

LSM hires Marleen Lemmens as European COO

4th March 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Marleen Lemmens to the newly created role of European Chief Operating Officer (COO). Lemmens will be based in The Netherlands and report to Kadidja Sinz, Head of Europe and Kirk Maddern, Chief Operating Officer, LSM. She takes up the role ... Read the full article

WTW, Liberty Specialty launch reputational crisis insurance solution

22nd February 2021

Re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has launched a solution designed to enable organisations to transfer the financial risk associated with certain types of reputational crises. The broker’s Reputational Crisis Insurance also provides access to a range of non-insurance capabilities, including AI-powered data analysis. The solution has been developed through a partnership with ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty hires new Head of Financial and Professional Lines

9th February 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets, a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Terry FitzGerald to the newly created role of Divisional Head of Financial and Professional Lines. Fitzgerald will report to Chief Underwriting Officer, Melanie O’Neill who has recently been promoted. He has strategic oversight of the London business which covers financial ... Read the full article

Liberty (LSM) launches terrorism coverage for SME sector in Germany

20th January 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the launch of a new terrorism insurance coverage designed specifically for the SME sector in Germany. LSM entered the marketplace in 2018 as part of its strategy to extend its reach in Europe, and since then, business written ... Read the full article

Liberty (LSM) names Lesley Harding as Global Head of Energy

14th January 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has unveiled Lesley Harding as its new Global Head of Energy, effective immediately. Based in the company's London office, Harding reports to Michael Gosselin, Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), Specialty. In her new role, she takes on responsibility for the firm's global ... Read the full article

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