Fidelis builds up terrorism and political violence underwriting capabilities


Kayley Stewart has joined Fidelis Underwriting’s London underwriting team as Fidelis builds up its specialty capabilities, responsible for developing the company’s terrorism and political violence account. 

Stewart brings over 16 years’ experience in that market, along with experience in fine art and specie, and joins from Liberty where she was a senior underwriter. She started her underwriting career as a casualty broker with Aon before joining Lancashire to underwrite terror and political violence risk. 

Richard Brindle, chairman and group CEO, said: “We believe the time is right for an expansion of our capabilities across the specialty lines which include the direct terrorism and political violence markets, where Fidelis can add significant value.” 

Richard Coulson, Fidelis Underwriting’s chief underwriting officer and executive head of bespoke and specialty insurance, added that Stewart “has a great reputation with clients and brokers as a provider of solutions, not just capacity, which fits well with our approach to underwriting.” 

Stewart said: “I have been very impressed with the aggregation tools and analytics that Fidelis’ proprietary systems can provide, and these will help me deploy capacity efficiently in a controlled and thoughtful manner.”

Fidelis Underwriting, Kayley Stewart, Richard Brindle, Richard Coulson

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