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Hamilton Re Announces New Underwriting Leadership Structure


HAMILTON, Bermuda, September 5, 2017 – Hamilton Re, the Bermuda-based operations of Hamilton Insurance Group (“Hamilton”), today announced leadership changes in its underwriting function designed to support its development as a new kind of Tier 1 company.

Aligning talent in her underwriting team with market opportunities, Hamilton Re CEO Kathleen Reardon has made the following changes:

Tim Duffin, Chief Underwriting Officer, Property, has been promoted to the newly-created position of Chief Underwriting Officer, Reinsurance.

In his new role, Mr. Duffin will oversee the strategic growth and development of Hamilton Re’s reinsurance portfolio. He also assumes management oversight for the organization’s Property, Casualty and Specialty reinsurance lines of business.

The responsibility to develop and sustain Hamilton Re’s strategic partnerships has been assigned to Claude Lefebvre. In his new role as Chief Underwriting Officer, Partnerships & Casualty Reinsurance, Mr. Lefebvre will oversee the development and management of Hamilton Re’s relationships with AIG and Attune, the technology-enabled platform established by Hamilton, AIG and Two Sigma.

Susan Steinhoff, Senior Vice President, Property, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Head of Property Reinsurance. Ms. Steinhoff now leads Hamilton Re’s Property reinsurance underwriting team.

“I’m delighted to announce these management developments at Hamilton Re,” said Ms. Reardon. “The new leadership structure is streamlined and efficient, enabling us to focus on strategic and execution imperatives as we define what it means to be a Tier 1 company in today’s market. It also plays to the significant expertise and experience on the Hamilton Re underwriting team and provides growth opportunities for up and coming talent in our company.

“I congratulate Tim, Claude and Susan on the role they’ve each played in establishing Hamilton Re as a nimble, client-focused and innovative company. I look forward to working with them and the rest of our employees as we continue to establish a leading presence in a rapidly evolving market.”

About Hamilton Re and Hamilton Insurance Group
Hamilton Re is the Bermuda-based platform for Hamilton Insurance Group (“Hamilton”), the Bermuda-based holding company for insurance and reinsurance operations in Bermuda, the US and at Lloyd’s.  Hamilton leverages analytics and research to create underwriting and investment value for its clients and shareholders. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter: @HamiltonInsures.