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Tokio Marine HCC – Specialty Group bolsters Canada team

7th February 2020 - Author: Luke Gallin

Tokio Marine HCC, a member of Tokio Marine Group, has announced the addition of Scott La Croix to its Specialty Group, as Vice President and Head of Tokio Marine HCC – Specialty Group in Canada.

Scott La CroixSpecialty Group is part of Tokio Marine HCC, and operates as a provider of specialised insurance solutions for the sports, entertainment and travel industries.

The firm states that La Croix joins its Canada operations at a critical time in its growth, with continued expansion across its robust portfolio of sports, hospitality, entertainment and leisure products in response to growing demand for specialty solutions in this region.

In his new role, he will be based in Winnipeg, Canada, and takes oversight of the firm’s business development, risk consultation and client relationships in Canada, offering bespoke solutions to meet the clients’ needs.

Sean Curtin, President of Tokio Marine HCC – Specialty Group, commented: “Scott possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and market perspective that dovetails perfectly with our team of specialist underwriters.  His unique experience and expertise in the contingency insurance space, coupled with the relationships he has developed over the span of his twenty-plus-year career, will undoubtedly jumpstart our success in the Canadian market.

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“I am confident that Scott’s contributions, in tandem with his deep-rooted credibility in our industry, will further establish Tokio Marine HCC – Specialty Group as the premier provider for specialty insurance products in the U.S. and Canada, as well as in the UK.”

The appointment of La Croix brings additional capabilities to the company and strengthens its existing talent base. The company adds that investing the time, resources and talent necessary for success in Canada is a step toward achieving its strategic goals in the sports, hospitality, entertainment and leisure insurance sector.

Prior to joining Tokio Marine HCC – Specialty Group, La Croix worked as Partner at J.M. Johnson Insurance Agencies, and previously served as the Executive Director of Underwriting at IC Group.

Commenting on his appointment, La Croix added: “I am both thrilled and honored to be part of the Tokio Marine HCC – Specialty Group, a company committed to serving the Canadian specialty insurance market.  The addition of an office in Canada is a paramount reflection of this commitment. Growing our presence and relationships throughout the region and providing our brokers with a leading alternative to the limited pool of existing specialty insurance products in our space will be a driving force in the achievement of our larger business goals.

“I am both excited for today and what’s to come as Tokio Marine HCC – Specialty Group continues to build our team, insurance platforms and market presence in Canada.”

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