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Liberty announces German Fine Art and Specie, names Senior Underwriter

18th April 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced that it will begin underwriting Fine Art and Specie in Germany, and has appointed Ulrike Janvier as Senior Underwriter, Fine Art and Specie. LSM’s expansion into the German market follows its Fine Art and Specie launches in Netherlands and ... Read the full article

Richard Deguettes joins Liberty Specialty Markets from AIG as General Manager for France

16th April 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has named Richard Deguettes as General Manager for France, effective mid-May 2018 and reporting to the firm's Head of Europe, Kadidja Sinz. Deguettes will be based in Paris, France, and brings 25 years of industry experience to the role. He joins Liberty Specialty ... Read the full article

Liberty completes first deal in partnership with World Bank’s IFC

4th April 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has closed its first deal under a new partnership with International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, which sees LSM insure a loan of US $185 million from IFC to Vietnam Commercial Joint Stock Bank (VIB). Last year, LSM agreed to provide unfunded ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets hires Stephanie de Montricher as Fine Art & Specie Senior Underwriter

22nd March 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has launched Fine Art and Specie underwriting in France with the appointment of Stéphanie de Montricher as Senior Underwriter of Fine Art & Specie. Based in LSM’s Paris office, Stéphanie reports to David Saillen, Head of Fine Arts & Specie for Continental Europe and Didier Robin, Vice ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets promotes Joanna Hitchcock to Terrorism Underwriter

21st March 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has promoted Joanna Hitchcock to the newly created role of Paris-based Terrorism Underwriter as part of a strategy to grow its European Terrorism account. Hitchcock was promoted from a role as Assistant Underwriter for Terrorism in London. In her new Paris based role, Hitchcock will meet brokers and attend ... Read the full article

Channel Syndicate, Canopius and Liberty form $27bn consortium

6th March 2018

The Channel Syndicate and Canopius are to join Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) in a $27 billion consortium to provide capacity for LSM’s new electronic trading platform, Toredo. LSM, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, recently announced the launch of Toredo, its new web-based platform for transacting specialised trade credit insurance for ... Read the full article

Liberty restructures global risk, reinsurance, and specialty operations

1st March 2018

Liberty Mutual has announced the operating structure of its recently formed Global Risk Solutions business, which will consist of specialty, reinsurance, and surety operations. The businesses included in the new arrangement are National Insurance, Global Surety, North American Specialty, and Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM). LSM is to operate all of Liberty’s reinsurance ... Read the full article

Liberty launches electronic trade credit insurance trading platform

12th February 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of the global Liberty Mutual Insurance giant, has announced the launch of an electronic trading platform for trade credit insurance. Toredo is a web-based platform that will facilitate trading in specialised trade credit insurance for banks, corporates and commodity traders. Using Toredo, underwriters, brokers and Liberty clients ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty to expand French team & broaden product line

12th February 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets, a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has announced plans to grow the size of its French team and broaden the range of product lines underwritten by the unit, as well as plans to make a number of investments in its French business. Liberty Specialty Market's Head of Continental ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets promotes Chris Sawyer to Asia-Pacific Manager

23rd January 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has promoted Chris Sawyer to Manager of Global Financial Risks for the Asia-Pacific region. He will transition from a London based role as Country and Credit Risk Manager of Global Financial Risks, and relocate to Singapore in the first-quarter of 2018. Sawyer is to replace Andrew Beechey, who ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets appoints Chris Hall to Senior Underwriter

18th January 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has appointed Chris Hall to Senior Underwriter to head up the development of a new trade finance insurance initiative in the firm's London headquarters. In his new role, he will report to LSM’s Head of Underwriting and Strategic Development – Global Financial Risks, Andrew Beechey. Beechey commented on ... Read the full article

LSM names Renske Franke-le-Clercq as Head of European Commercial & Specialty Claims

12th January 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has named Renske Franken-le-Clercq as Head of European Claims for Commercial and Specialty business. Based in The Hague, Renske will join LSM’s claims leadership team reporting to Mike Gillett, Head of Claims for LSM, and to Kadidja Sinz, Head of Europe ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets to move insurance headquarters to Luxembourg

11th December 2017

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), has revealed plans to move its insurance headquarters from the UK to Luxembourg, while maintaining a substantial London presence through a UK branch. LSM said the decision was taken in preference to setting up a separate insurance company. LSM’s President & Managing Director Matthew Moore, said; “the structure that ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets appoints Bas Wijnhoven to Senior Underwriter

28th November 2017

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has appointed Bas Wijnhoven to the new role of Senior Underwriter to lead the Directors & Officers (D&O) and Crime segment for the Netherlands. Based in The Hague, he will report to Jona Alblas, Manager of the D&O/FI department. Wijnhoven will lead the development of the commercial D&O ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets promotes Beechey in Global Financial Risks

24th November 2017

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), the London underwriting centre of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has promoted Andrew Beechey to a new role of Head of Underwriting and Strategic Development for its Global Financial Risks business. Beechey is currently based in Singapore for LSM, as Head of Global Financial Risks for the Asia Pacific ... Read the full article

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