XL Catlin's Hartford Professional Expands Operations; Hires Raymond Santiago to lead New York Underwriting and Production

02 Mar, 2016, 14:25 ET from XL Catlin

HARTFORD, Conn., March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Catlin today announced the regional expansion of its Professional Liability underwriting operations, establishing offices in New York, Chicago, Denver and Toronto. 

According to Dan Kumpf, Chief Executive of XL Catlin's Global Professional business, "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." 

"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," said Joe Tocco, Chief Executive for the Americas.

XL Catlin has recruited Raymond Santiago as Senior Vice President of Underwriting based in New York.  Mr. 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 D&O underwriting to XL Catlin's New York-based Professional team which includes Vice President 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 Senior Vice President of Professional Underwriting Greg Lenihan, who is relocating from Hartford to serve brokers and clients specifically in Chicago and throughout the Central US. 

Brian Jones, Vice President of Underwriting, will be relocating to Denver to enhance the production efforts including an emphasis on West Coast business.

In Toronto, Christopher Lawrence, Assistant Vice President, 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.  

"Our Professional team has a unique, collaborative underwriting model," said Anthony Giacco, Chief Underwriting Officer for Professional.  "This model helps us find creative, tailored and flexible solutions for our customers.  This approach to business will not change with the new regional structure.  We expect these local teams to work closely with our centralized underwriting operation in Hartford to enhance and grow the business."

With its market share and underwriting expertise, XL Catlin's Professional team is a market leader in providing Directors  & Officers, Professional, Employment Practices, Pension liability, Crime & Fraud and Financial Bond insurance to public companies. 

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About XL Catlin

XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group plc's (NYSE: XL) insurance and reinsurance companies which provide property, casualty, professional and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world.  Clients look to XL Catlin for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit xlcatlin.com.

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