Catlin launches US casualty unit
Bermuda-headquartered Catlin Group announced today (25 September) that its US subsidiary Catlin US has launched a primary and excess casualty underwriting unit in Atlanta.
Catlin US vice president Steve Singer will head up the five-person team as the company continues to expand in North America. The insurer has recently acquired an admitted property/casualty insurance company that will soon begin underwriting business under the Catlin brand.
Richard Banas, chief executive officer of Catlin US, said: “I am delighted to announce the establishment of Catlin US’s Primary and Excess Casualty Unit. The Catlin Group has underwritten specialty lines in the US market for many years. The establishment of our new Atlanta-based casualty unit – along with the recent formation of our Professional Lines unit in New York – further strengthens Catlin’s position as a quality underwriter of specialty lines in the United States.”
Singer, who joined Catlin in August, has previously worked for Axis Insurance, the Firemen’s Fund group and Chubb.