XL Catlin expands professional liability coverage in US and Canada
XL Catlin, the global re/insurance company, has announced the regional expansion of its professional liability underwriting operations, establishing offices in New York, Chicago, Denver and Toronto.
XL Catlin has appointed Raymond Santiago as senior vice president (SVP) of underwriting based in New York. Santiago joins XL Catlin from AIG where he recently served as regional executive for the company's New York and Mid-Atlantic region.
He brings nearly two decades of directors and officers underwriting to XL Catlin's New York-based professional team, which includes vice president (VP) Greg McCoy and assistant vice president Cristian Smith, who are both relocating to New York from Hartford.
XL Catlin's Chicago operation will be led by Greg Lenihan, SVP of professional underwriting, who is relocating from Hartford to serve brokers and clients specifically in Chicago and throughout the Central US.
Brian Jones, VP of underwriting, will be relocating to Denver to enhance the production efforts including an emphasis on West Coast business.
In Toronto, Christopher Lawrence, assistant VP, will manage XL Catlin's growing Canadian professional liability business. He will work in conjunction with other XL Catlin underwriters producing new business and cross-selling existing relationships.
Dan Kumpf, chief executive of XL Catlin's global professional business, said: "Our Hartford-based professional team is well respected within the industry and has a great reputation for service and solutions oriented underwriting. As we look to grow in the US and Canada, we're enhancing our footprint outside of our centralized operation in Hartford by putting this expertise in closer proximity to our customers."
Joe Tocco, chief executive for the Americas, added: "We're confident that our brokers and clients will see a benefit from more regional access to this team's expertise and our significant portfolio of professional liability products.”