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Former CEO and portfolio manager at Blue Capital Management Adam Szakmary is the new director of underwriting at Hiscox Insurance Company Bermuda.
The previous director was Damien Smith, who is returning to London after six years in Bermuda to become the head of specialty for Hiscox Re.
Szakmary was previously at Sompo International’s asset management platform Blue Capital Management. He resigned from Blue Capital last month.
He will assume his new role in October, and be responsible for the company's underwriting activities in Bermuda including the internal reinsurance for the group.
Szakmary will join the Hiscox Re executive team, the underwriting leadership team as well as the board of Hiscox Insurance Company Bermuda. He will report to Mike Krefta, the incoming CEO of Hiscox Re and ILS.
Krefta said: "We are delighted to add Adam’s experience and skills to Hiscox Re. His expertise in building businesses and in specialty underwriting will be invaluable as we continue to develop our reinsurance offering."
Szakmary initially joined Montpelier Re, the former parent company of Blue Capital, in a terrorism underwriting and risk analytics role later becoming a founding executive of its Lloyd’s platform where he developed an international property risk book. He later went on to underwrite a US property-catastrophe book and take on a group-wide role focused on enterprise risk management.
The Bermuda-based re/insurer said that "specialty reinsurance is a growth area within Hiscox Re" and Smith will be tasked to further bolster the team, which already includes Jonathan Lord in London and Devin Page in Bermuda.
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