The London Market’s USP: Why It’s as Important Today as it’s Ever Been

What exactly is it that makes the London market great? And how can we ensure the longevity and sustainability of this value proposition? Join Max Carter, Zina Saeed, Matthew Jenkins, and Eric Fowler as they discuss these questions and more in this podcast episode.

Listen to the podcast here on the PLUS Blog below, or listen to it on the PLUS Connect App:

 

Max Carter, CEO, New Dawn Risk

Max began his career in Willis Faber in 1986, working as London-based professional indemnity broker for US and international clients.  He moved to Johnson & Higgins in November 1990 as an assistant director, responsible for developing and placing US professional liability insurance in the London and international insurance markets. Johnson & Higgins was acquired by Marsh in 1997. In 2002, Max joined Beazley Group as head of business development in the Specialty Lines division, later moving to the US in 2005 to help build their local underwriting operations.

In 2008, Max established New Dawn Risk Group as a specialist professional and financial lines Lloyd’s broker, where he currently holds the position of CEO.  With a focus in both international and US specialty lines business, Max has grown New Dawn Risk into one of the fastest-growing specialist brokers in the London Market.  He remains actively involved in managing the company’s large accounts.

 

Zina Saeed, Senior Underwriter, US Professional Lines, HDI Global Specialty 

Zina Saeed is the Chair of the PLUS London Chapter and works with HDI Global Specialty in London. Her insurance career has spanned almost 20 years specialising in U.S. & International Professional Liability. Zina has a legal background and began her insurance career as a Claims Manager for a Lloyd’s syndicate before moving to Chicago in 2009 joining W.R. Berkley focusing on large professional liability claims and later transitioned to Underwriting. She returned to London in 2014 as Head of Professional Liability for the W.R. Berkley Syndicate. Zina has a keen interest in the interplay between the evolution of firm culture and claims outcomes.

Matthew Jenkins, Brit Global Specialty, Class Underwriter

Matthew joined Brit Insurance in 2008 on the company’s Underwriting Graduate program, later choosing to specialise in North American Professional Liability and becoming an underwriter on the team. In 2019 he was promoted to the position of Class Underwriter, assuming responsibility for the management and strategy of the portfolio. Matthew underwrites all professions within Brit’s North American Professional Liability book, including, Lawyers, Architects & Engineers, Accountants and Miscellaneous business. He frequently travels to the United States to attend conferences and meetings with clients and brokers. Matthew is a Business graduate (BA Hons) and is a qualified Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Eric Fowler, Marsh, Vice President

Eric joined Marsh London in 2019 as a management liability wholesale broker and currently focuses on complex directors and officer’s liability placements for publically traded clients in North America. Prior to this, he worked as a management liability retail broker in the Marsh Canada FINPRO practice in Toronto. In 2012, Eric began his insurance career on the underwriting side and held several D&O underwriting roles focusing on publically traded and private companies in both Canada and the United States. Eric is a business graduate (BCom) and a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU).

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The Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) was founded in 1986 by industry professionals who recognized the need for a forum for individuals involved in the field of professional liability. The Society is a non-profit organization with membership open to persons interested in the promotion and development of the professional liability industry. Membership consists of over 6,500 individuals, representing over 1,000 companies active in the many fields of professional liability. PLUS currently receives the support of more than 200 companies through corporate membership. PLUS is recognized as the primary source of professional liability educational programs and seminars, assistance to its members to help serve clients, and information regarding professional liability. The Society is continually seeking new means to fulfill its mission statement and better serve its members.

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