Hamilton Underwriting hires new head of casualty


The Lloyd’s operation of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group has hired a new head of casualty from Novae Insurance.

Hamilton Underwriting, the managing agency of Syndicate 3334, has appointed Robert Patten as head of casualty. He will report to Trevor Carvey, active underwriter and head of treaty.

Patten previously held the same role at Novae Insurance. Prior to that, he was employed for eight years at Aspen Insurance in a number of senior positions, the last being head of international P&C. He has also worked at XL Europe, Starr Excess and the Dublin and Bermuda-based operations of what is now Chubb (formerly ACE Group of Companies).

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Bob to our team,” said Dermot O’Donohoe, CEO of Hamilton Underwriting. “With Lloyd’s’ approval to add excess casualty to our portfolio in 2018, it’s great to have the benefit of Bob’s significant experience and expertise as we enter this class of business.

“Bob will be working with Hamilton Re chief underwriting officer casualty insurance, Steve Hartwig, and his team to source business in the London market. Steve and Bob’s outreach will be complementary, underwriting to a maximum capacity of $25 million in London and $50 million in Bermuda.

“With an expected improvement in rates, terms and conditions, it’s timely for Bob to join us as Hamilton expands its leadership in this market segment.”

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