9 June 2016 Insurance

Barbican poaches CV Starr exec for D&O role

Barbican Insurance Group has appointed Hans Sherman as underwriting manager of its directors’ and officers’ (D&O) team.

Sherman will report to Andrew Pearson, underwriting manager of financial and professional lines.

He has 16 years of experience in insurance, and previously served as senior underwriting manager and head of management liability at CV Starr, having joined the firm in 2010.

Sherman has also served as an associate vice president at AIG (London). He joined as a senior underwriter in 2006 and in 2007 became referral and business development manager in the firm’s commercial institutions team.

Other positions he has held include referrals manager at American International Underwriters (Frankfurt) and senior underwriter at American International Underwriters (New York).

Pearson commented: "We’re delighted to welcome Hans into the financial and professional lines team. He has achieved considerable success in the D&O arena and his excellent business development skills have been central to his ability to achieve strong portfolio growth. I look forward to working closely with him as we look to expand our position in this highly competitive market sector.”

Sherman added: “Barbican has brought together a strong breadth and depth of talent across its financial and professional lines team, and I am keen to add my experience and expertise to that. The team pride themselves on the quality of solutions they deliver and calibre of service they provide, and that is something I want to be a part of.”

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