Listening to clients and using our combined market expertise and nimble, disciplined, underwriting approach we have built a unique book of products that meet bespoke needs. We seek to cover risks where we can generate innovative, tailored and mutually beneficial solutions. Our lines to date include asset – backed non-payment, e-cat, mortgage indemnity, political risks, structured credit, title, tax indemnity and surety.  We offer significant capacity and work with our broking partners to design innovative bespoke solutions to clients needs – both directly and via our sponsorship of MGAs including through our incubator, Pine Walk.



  • Bespoke is a specific risk transfer opportunity often driven by regulatory capital relief, capital efficiency or transaction facilitation versus more traditional drivers of insurance procurement
  • Customised modelling and wordings that closely define that exposure



  • Highly specialised models and policy wordings, tailored to the risk profile and driven by extensive data history
  • Low and stable attritional loss exposure
  • Carefully defined tail loss exposure
  • Little/no correlation to peak catastrophe perils so highly capital efficient


  • Fidelis sets and leads the terms and conditions with embedded intellectual property and barriers to entry
  • Each bespoke transaction requires an understanding of the specific risk driver
  • Strong engagement with counterparties and technical expertise is key

Our team

  • Key Contact - Bermuda
    Nick Cook

    With +12 years of industry experience Nick joined Fidelis in 2016 from RKH Specialty where he was the Divisional Director for the wholesale team in the Political Risk and Structured Credit division. Prior to joining RKH Nick spent 3 years working at Marsh where he worked in Captive Consulting before joining the Political Risk and Structured Credit team. Nick has been an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Insurers for 7 years.

    Phone: +1 441 279 2527, +1 441 531 2527

  • Key Contact - Ireland
    Simon Crone

    Simon joined Fidelis in 2019 from AmTrust where he was the Chief Underwriting Officer for the Mortgage & Credit division. Simon has over 20 years of experience in insurance in a variety of roles ranging from underwriting to operations to project management. Previously he was at General Electric and Genworth Financial. Simon holds a Masters of Engineering from the University of Cape Town.

    Phone: +44 7710 513217

  • Richard Coulson

    Rich Coulson joined Fidelis in 2015. With fifteen years of insurance industry experience, including both underwriting and broking, Rich joined Fidelis from RK Harrison, where he was Executive Director of Political Risk, Structured Credit and Surety. His early career was spent at MMC Capital and Marsh, where he focused on structuring alternative risk transfer, and captive solutions. After Marsh, Rich spent three years at Hiscox underwriting the company’s space and satellite and offshore energy books – winning the Hiscox Award for Innovation whilst there, before returning to broking and serving as a partner at JLT, specialising in Credit and Political Risk. Rich was elected a fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Insurers and Chartered Institute of Risk Management eleven years ago and during his career has also won the IRM Award for Risk Analysis excellence and an ABI Young Insurer of the Year award – recognising his work on developing innovative new products within the insurance industry. Rich is a member of the Executive Committee.

    Phone: +44 203 846 6072

  • Savannah Thompson

    Savannah joined Fidelis in 2017. She has worked across all Bespoke & Specialty Lines of the business, as well as Property Reinsurance, specifically in North America. Savannah graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2017 with a Master’s degree in Violence, Terrorism & Security.

    Phone: +44 203 846 6091, +44 7824 811 130

  • Chris Blair

    With over 11 years of experience within the Credit & Political Risk Insurance market, Chris joined Fidelis in October 2021 from BPL Global, where he held the role of Assistant Director, both in London and New York. Prior to moving to BPL, Chris worked as a Senior Broker within the Financial Solutions division at Willis Towers Watson. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a graduate of the University of Leeds.   

    Phone: +44 203 948 8230, +44 755 489 8537 

  • Mel Puskar

    Mel joined Fidelis in 2019 from AmTrust where she was an Underwriter for the Mortgage & Credit division. Mel has nearly 15 years of experience in insurance in a variety of roles ranging from risk management, pricing and underwriting. Previously Mel was at HSBC and Genworth Financial. Mel holds a degree in Applied Statistics and Mathematics.

    Phone: +44 203 846 6097, +44 7823 346 972


  • Hannah Charnaud

    Hannah joined Fidelis in 2018 and has worked across several Bespoke & Specialty Lines of business, as well as Property Reinsurance. Prior to joining Fidelis, Hannah completed the Lloyd’s graduate scheme and holds a BA degree in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Manchester.

    Phone: +44 203 846 6109, +44 792 057 7223

  • Gary Redmond

    Gary Redmond joined Fidelis in 2020 from Zurich where he worked in New Business Underwriting dealing primarily with Property & Casualty lines. Prior to this he worked for Aon in their Global Inwards Team where he held a position on their EMEA Board of “Millennials”. He graduated from DIT with a BA in International Business & Chinese Language.

    Phone: +353 1 566 8097, +353 87 172 8009

  • Seán Harty

    Seán joined Fidelis in April 2020. He has over 6 years’ experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. He most recently worked with ffh Management Services (Fairfax company) where he held Reinsurance Technician and Team Leader roles. Seán also completed a 24 week intercompany rotation programme in London with Advent Syndicate in 2017 with the Exposure Management and Casualty Treaty teams. Seán graduated from the University of Limerick in 2013 (BBS degree majoring in Risk Management and Insurance) and holds the Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

    Phone: +353 1 566 8082, +353 87 170 6456

  • Lesley Grace

    Lesley Grace joined Fidelis in 2021 as an Assistant Underwriter. Prior to this Lesley worked as a Captive Underwriter for Willis Towers Watson, and also as an Underwriter for the self-managed captive Leaseplan Insurance. Lesley started her career in 2010 working for RSA in their Claims team, and she also worked as a documentation specialist in the Governance team in FBD Insurance. Lesley has a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from the University of Limerick (majoring in Risk Management and Insurance), and holds the Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) through the CII.


  • Sinéad Cunningham 

    Sinéad Cunningham joined Fidelis in June 2021 as an Underwriting Assistant. Prior to this, Sinéad worked at AXIS Capital in Dublin as an Underwriting and Operations Intern. Sinéad graduated from the University of Limerick in 2021 with a Bachelor of Business Studies honours degree with a major in Risk Management and Insurance. 

    Phone:  +353 1 566 8020 


  • Christine Penny

    Christine joined Fidelis in July 2021, from Hamilton Insurance, where she worked in their Underwriting Operations team. Christine graduated from the University of Limerick in 2020 with a Bachelor of Business and French degree, majoring in Risk Management and Insurance.

    Phone: +353 1 582 2324


  • Calum Morrison

    Calum joined Fidelis in September 2021 as an Underwriting Assistant in Bermuda. Prior to joining Fidelis, Calum spent five years in Spain working as an English teacher and content writer. Calum has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Edinburgh.

    Phone: +1 441 279 2515, +1 441 518 7313

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