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Tuesday 8 Dec 2015

Fidelis announces launch of London underwriting operation

London 08 December, 2015—Fidelis Insurance (“Fidelis”) is pleased to announce that it has received PRA approval for the launch of its UK business, which will begin underwriting with immediate effect. The London based subsidiary, which has received an A.M. Best rating of A- (Excellent), will be led by Dan Burrows as UK Chief Executive Officer. Dan is joined by Nick Burkinshaw, Chairman of Specialty and Richard Coulson, Specialty Lines Underwriter, with further underwriting hires to be announced in 2016. 
 
The UK business will initially focus on specialty lines including political risk, war, terrorism & political violence, space, specialist marine and energy products. This will complement Fidelis’ established Bermudian subsidiary led by Ben Savill, which focuses on reinsurance.
 
Richard Brindle, Group Chief Executive Officer of Fidelis Insurance said, “I am delighted to announce the launch of our London underwriting platform which represents a vital component of our strategy. Strong mutually beneficial relationships are essential to our continued success and ensuring that we are available and accessible to our broking partners and clients in leading markets is key to maintaining and developing these relationships. A London based business gives us the platform to build out our specialist insurance business and under Dan’s leadership I am certain that we will rapidly establish ourselves as a new force within the London market.”
 
Fidelis’ UK business is located at:
Floor 34 
The Leadenhall Building
122 Leadenhall St
London EC3V 4AB
 
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About Fidelis Insurance
Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited is a privately owned Bermuda-based holding company, which, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is a global provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance products for property, energy, marine and aviation risk classes. Fidelis employs a total return strategy by tactically shifting capital and risk between insurance and investments to maximize the return on equity across market cycles. Fidelis is rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, Inc. Additional information regarding Fidelis may be found at www.fidelisinsurance.com.
 
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