We provide capacity for our clients for all risks of direct physical loss or damage, business interruption and natural catastrophe perils.

We underwrite a wide range of occupancies from real estate portfolios, municipalities, infrastructure, schools, commercial and manufacturing accounts.

We write a mix of Global; North American and individual International territory risks.

Our team

  • Key contact
    Michael Davern

    Michael joined Fidelis from AXA XL in March 2020. After graduating from Oxford University with a Master of Physics degree in 2003, he joined Lane Clark & Peacock Actuarial Consultancy. He joined Catlin in 2008 and qualified as Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (FIA). He was the property actuary responsible for pricing, reserving and capital modelling for all property lines worldwide across the group. He moved over onto the underwriting side in 2010 as class underwriter writing International and US D&F property business for the Lloyd’s of London Syndicate. He progressed to Underwriting Manager and established the middle market cost centre writing a combination of delegated authority and open market business. Michael will be writing a shared and layered D&F portfolio through the London Market Wholesale Broker network.

    Email: Michael.Davern@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +44 203 8466030, +44 739 3762 697

  • Key contact
    Mark Herget

    Mark joined Fidelis in May 2020 as an Underwriter for Property Direct & Facultative. Mark began his career at Commonwealth Insurance Company in Vancouver Canada in 2004, becoming the Senior Underwriter for production and marketing throughout the US. In 2012 Mark moved to London to work in the Lloyd’s of London marketplace where he helped build the Navigators and Vibe property portfolios. Mark has a BA degree in Education from the University of Alberta.

    Email: Mark.Herget@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +1 441 279 2562, +1 441 532 2562

  • Richard Holden

    Rich Holden joined Fidelis in 2015. Richard’s career started in the London market at Wellington Underwriting, a leading Lloyd’s syndicate. After spending his initial years in the marine team, Richard moved to Reinsurance in 2004 to help build a new global reinsurance portfolio. In 2007 he joined Amlin Bermuda, to facilitate the growth of their North American Treaty portfolio. By 2013 he was a leading class underwriter.  In 2015 Richard joined Fidelis to Head the North American Underwriting team, focusing on inwards and outwards Reinsurance, portfolio management and developing proprietary rating tools. Richard is a member of the Executive Committee. 

    Email: richard.holden@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +1 441 279 2514

  • Samantha Message

    Samantha joined Fidelis in 2021.  Prior to this, she has held underwriting positions at Ascot Group, HSB Engineering and AXA XL underwriting renewable energy, construction, marine hull and war.  Samantha began her career in insurance in 2007 and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Insurers.  She graduated from Imperial College London with an MSci in Chemistry.

    Email: Samantha.message@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +44 203 846 6173, +44 7586 499 258

  • Zoe Anker

    Zoe joined Fidelis in August 2021 as a Property Underwriter. Zoe started her career in 2011 with Marsh in New Zealand, before joining Aon in 2012. During her time with Aon, Zoe has held various broking roles across New Zealand, Australia, and London; primarily specialising in Open Market Property Risks.

    Email: zoe.anker@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +44 7899 031 497

  • Tom Hilton

    Tom joined Fidelis from Canopius in 2021. After graduating from University of Nottingham, Tom began his career with ANV Syndicate in 2012. He is primarily focused on Open Market Property, with experience writing Fire and Cat business across US and International territories. Tom is ACII qualified and has held the position of Underwriter since 2015.

    Email: tom.hilton@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +44 203 846 6169, +44 782 586 6124

  • Jahvon Washington 

    Jahvon joined Fidelis in 2015. Originally working in the operations department he switched to underwriting supporting North American Underwriting. He now supports the Property Reinsurance team on whole being both International and North America. Jahvon graduated from St. John’s University in New York City with a degree in Risk Management and Insurance. He also holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate  in Reinsurance (ARe) designations.

    Email: Jahvon.washington@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +1 441 279 2528, +1 441 533 2506

  • Mercedesz Musincki

    Mercedesz joined Fidelis in 2017, supporting several functions through her rotational internship programme. Mercedesz gained significant international experience in India and China whilst completing her BA degree in Business Management with Law from Pearson College London. Mercedesz currently works as an Assistant Underwriter for Property Direct & Facultative.

    Email: mercedesz.musincki@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +44 203 846 6012. +44 747 2626 215 

  • Alex Burness

    Alex Joined Fidelis in August 2021 as an Assistant Underwriter in the Direct & Facultative Property Team. He started his career in 2016 after graduating the University of Bath with a degree in Pharmacology. Prior to starting at Fidelis he worked at Pardus Underwriting and then Unicorn Underwriting focusing on US Property.

    Email: Alex.Burness@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +44 7748 930 858


  • Alice Cracknell

    Alice joined Fidelis in 2021 after graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a BSc Hons in Psychology with Business Management. Alice currently works as an Underwriting Assistant for Property Direct and Facultative. 

    Email: Alice.Cracknell@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +44 7900 218 052


  • Chris Thompson

    Chris joined Fidelis in 2021 after graduating from the University of Southampton. His Business Analytics degree culminated in a dissertation focussed on Disaster Risk Management. Chris obtained valuable broking and underwriting experience during his internships at BMS and Faraday respectively. Chris is now an Underwriting Assistant for the Property Direct & Facultative team.

    Email: chris.thompson@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +44 738 542 7501

  • Deneisha Hayward

    Deneisha started at Fidelis in April 2020 as a Receptionise and Office Administrator and in July 2021, Deneisha joined the D&F team as an Underwriting Assistant. Deneisha previously worked at HSBC Bermuda. 

    Email: Deneisha.Hayward@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +1 441 279 2516, +1 441 535 8911

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