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Hiscox strengthens D&O business

Steven Pearsall will be based in London and lead a team of five underwriters, with a key focus on US risks and certain international directors and officers

Hiscox has appointed Steven Pearsall as directors and officers line underwriter within its London market business.

Pearsall has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance market including underwriting roles for AIG and, most recently, The Hartford where he was head of financial lines within its London market division.

At Hiscox, he will be tasked with leading Hiscox’s market-leading directors and officers book. He will be based in London and lead a team of five underwriters, with a key focus on US risks and certain international directors and officers.

Colin Buchanan, Hiscox London market’s casualty divisional director, said: “Steven’s appointment will be a huge asset to us as we look to support our clients and brokers, and continue to build our D&O market share.

“With deep financial lines experience, Steven has a great track record of success in building profitable D&O books and I’m looking forward to working with him as we grow our D&O capabilities.”

Pearsall added: “Hiscox is such a quality brand in the insurance market and it’s a privilege to join the company at a time when it is actively looking to invest in further developing its D&O presence.

“Given the increasingly litigious environment, we’re acutely aware of the need to ensure our clients can continue to access the comprehensive cover they require to protect their directors and officers – which is precisely where our long-held expertise can help.”

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