Press Release

Hamilton Launches Financial Lines Insurance in Bermuda Platform with Appointment of David Friston

HAMILTON, Bermuda, January 18, 2022 – Hamilton Insurance Group, Ltd. (“Hamilton”; “the Company”) today announced the launch of Financial Lines Insurance at Hamilton Re, Ltd., the Company’s Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance operating subsidiary, with the appointment of David Friston as Senior Vice President, Head of Financial Lines Insurance.

Reporting to Tim Duffin, Chief Underwriting Officer, Hamilton Re, Ltd., Friston joined this month from AIG and is based in Bermuda.

“We’re delighted to welcome Dave to the Hamilton team,” said Megan Thomas, CEO, Hamilton Re, Ltd. “With his proven market leadership, deep experience, and strong relationships, we’re fortunate to have him on board to guide our growth in this important line of business.

“Dave joins Bermuda insurance leaders Gavin Davis, Head of Property D&F Insurance and Elaine Scully, Head of Casualty Insurance. These three lines together create a trifecta of insurance solutions in Bermuda to meet the needs of our clients.”

Friston has decades of financial lines industry experience, most recently following 11 years with AIG in Bermuda where he was Senior Vice President and Financial Lines Manager, in addition to holding several directorships with AIG during his tenure. Prior to AIG, Friston spent more than 15 years with various Chubb entities, based in London, Australia and New York, having started his career in banking, where he spent time working in India and London.

About Hamilton Insurance Group, Ltd.

Hamilton Insurance Group, Ltd. is a Bermuda-headquartered company that underwrites specialty insurance and reinsurance risks on a global basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries.

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Kelly Ferris
Vice President, Global Marketing Communications
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