London, 3 June 2019

HDI Global Specialty SE has announced the appointment of Alan Waters as Global Head of Distribution and Business Development. Alan will report to Richard Taylor, a member of the Executive Board of Management and UK Managing Director at HDI Global Specialty SE with immediate effect.

 

HDI Global Specialty SE is the new specialty lines insurer created from the merging of the specialty lines activities of Hannover Re and HDI Global SE. The internal appointment is to a newly created position to support the company’s growth and the management of its global distribution chains. 

 

Waters joins from HDI Global SE UK Branch, where he worked for 9 years as Director of Corporate Risks division and was a member of the UK Executive team. He has over 30 years’ experience in broking, primarily responsible for UK and then the global placement strategy with Aon and HSBC respectively. 

 

Commenting on the appointment, Richard Taylor said: “I’m delighted to be working again with Alan. He was integral in the successful creation of HDI Global SE UK’s regional presence and with his vast experience in the strategic management of distribution, will be a great addition to our global operations.”

 

Alan Waters added: “This new role presents a truly exciting and challenging opportunity for me and I am looking forward to working with Richard and the branches to realise the growth potential for HDI Global Specialty SE.”


About HDI Global Specialty SE

Following approval by the supervisory authorities, HDI Global Specialty rolled-out operational activities on 1 January 2019.

HDI Global Specialty SE is a joint venture of Hannover Re and HDI Global SE, both being strong and established players in the insurance and reinsurance market. Combining the specialty activities of the Talanx Group into HDI Global Specialty SE, is an excellent platform for putting together cross-business segment expertise and network reach writing agency and specialty insurance business in lines including such as errors & omissions liability insurance, directors’ and officers’ liability insurance (D&O), legal expenses insurance, sports and entertainment, aviation, offshore energy and animal insurance.

Specialist local teams are highly qualified to give quick responses and informed support to the client’s local operations, specifically their special, unusual or difficult insurance needs.

For additional information please go to:

www.hdi-specialty.com


About HDI Global SE

As an industrial lines insurer, HDI Global SE (HDI) meets the needs of SMEs, industrial companies and corporate customers with insurance solutions that are specifically tailored to their requirements. In addition to HDI's prominent position in the German and broader European market, the company also has operations in more than 150 countries through foreign branch offices, subsidiary and peer companies, and network partners. The company is thus able to offer its customers local policies for their global operations, which ensure that the established service and insurance protection is extended for all covered risks worldwide.

HDI Global SE is a company in the Talanx Group and manages the Industrial Lines Division within the Group. More than three thousand employees in this division generated gross written premiums of approx. EUR 4.5 billion in the year 2017. The rating agency Standard & Poor’s has given the Talanx Primary Group a financial strength rating of A+/stable (strong). Talanx AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the SDAX as well as on the stock exchanges in Hannover and Warsaw (ISIN: DE000TLX1005, German Securities Code: TLX100, Polish Securities Code: TNX).

You can find additional information by going to:

www.hdi.global.


About Hannover Re

Hannover Re, with gross premium of EUR 17.8billion, is the fourth-largest reinsurer in the world. It transacts all lines of property & casualty and life & health reinsurance and is present on all continents with around 3,300 staff. Established in 1966, the Hannover Re Group today has a network of more than 140 subsidiaries, branches and representative offices worldwide. The Group's German business is written by the subsidiary E+S Rück. The rating agencies most relevant to the insurance industry have awarded both Hannover Re and E+S Rück outstanding financial strength ratings: Standard & Poor's AA-"Very Strong" and A.M. Best A+ "Superior".


For media enquiries please contact

Emma Heal                                     

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7015 4016

Email: Emma.Heal@hdi-specialty.com

 

Matt Beasley

Full Circle Corporate Communications

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Email: mbeasley@fullcirclecomms.co.uk


Disclaimer

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