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Thursday 17 Mar 2016

Fidelis appoints Ben Savill as Group Chief Underwriting Officer

HAMILTON, BERMUDA— March 17, 2016—Fidelis Insurance (“Fidelis”) is pleased to announce the promotion of Ben Savill to Group Chief Underwriting Officer.

He assumes this role from Richard Brindle who held it jointly with his position as Group Chief Executive Officer during the inaugural phase of the company, which was founded in June 2015. Savill will assume the Group CUO role in addition to his responsibilities as Bermuda Chief Executive Officer and will continue to be based in Bermuda.

Savill, who joined Fidelis soon after its launch, brings nearly two decades underwriting experience. He joined Fidelis from Amlin Bermuda, where he led the North American market unit. In this role, his responsibilities included underwriting Amlin’s US reinsurance property portfolio and handling specialty lines business. He began his career at Harvey Bowring. Throughout his career Savill has been heavily involved in many facets of re/insurance, including the development of internal rating models, portfolio analysis systems and the integration of proprietary ratings tools and risk analysis methodologies. 

Brindle, said: “While our model is differentiated by our total return strategy to maximise our return on equity across market cycles, at our core we are an underwriting business unimpeded by dependence on imposed strategic goals. Because underwriting is paramount, I am very pleased to announce Ben’s appointment as Group CUO. He is a proven leader, an exceptional underwriter and his relationships with clients and brokers are built on nearly two decades of trust. Under his management our underwriting business will continue to flourish.”

Savill said, “To lead the underwriting strategy at Fidelis, with the support of our experienced and talented team of underwriters, is an exciting challenge and one which Iook forward to enormously. The way our business is structured gives us unequalled flexibility at any point in the cycle should opportunities present themselves but, as underwriters, we are always conscious of the importance of long term, mutually beneficial relationships.”