29 March 2017Insurance

Chaucer hires senior exec from HDI Global to grow US general liability

Chaucer, an insurance group underwriting at Lloyd's, has appointed Joe Murphy as senior class underwriter in its casualty division.

Murphy will be tasked to write primarily US general liability business through Chaucer Syndicate 1084, with a focus on larger wholesale facultative accounts. He will report to David Barber, head of specialist lines at Chaucer Syndicates.

Murphy joins Chaucer from HDI Global SE, where he was a senior member of their team for public liability and excess lines business.

"I am pleased to welcome Joe Murphy to Chaucer," said Barber. "He brings a wealth of US general liability underwriting expertise, especially for wholesale facultative business, which, combined with
the proven capabilities of our delegated authority team, provides us with a strong comprehensive GL solution for US brokers and clients."

Murphy added: "I am delighted to join Chaucer’s specialist lines team, and I look forward to working with David Barber and his colleagues to deliver more first class products and services to
Chaucer’s general liability brokers and clients in the US."

Today’s top stories

Alleghany’s investments will steer it through hard market, says president

Sompo launches global re/insurance base in Bermuda as it completes Endurance takeover

Insurers’ Brexit preparations gain momentum

First insurer launched in US providing run-off portfolio transfer

AIG hires CEO of former subsidiary United Guaranty Corporation

Did you enjoy reading this story?  Sign up to our free daily newsletters and get stories like this sent straight to your inbox.

Already registered?

Login to your account

To request a FREE 2-week trial subscription, please signup.
NOTE - this can take up to 48hrs to be approved.

Two Weeks Free Trial

For multi-user price options, or to check if your company has an existing subscription that we can add you to for FREE, please email Elliot Field at efield@newtonmedia.co.uk or Adrian Tapping at atapping@newtonmedia.co.uk

More on this story

16 November 2016   Chaucer, the Lloyd’s insurance group, has promoted Ed Lines, deputy head of underwriting and head of property, to active underwriter of Syndicate 1084.
21 February 2017   The Hanover Insurance Group has promoted John Fowle to the role of chief executive officer (CEO) of Chaucer Syndicates, its international member company that underwrites business at Lloyd's of London.
21 June 2017   Chaucer, an insurance group underwriting at Lloyd's, has launched a Dublin-based subsidiary to write international specialty re/insurance business, after receiving approval from the Central Bank of Ireland.