We are delighted to announce that as of 1st April 2020, HDI Global Specialty SE - Belgium officially opened for business.

As a joint venture between HDI Global SE and Hannover Re, the branch will independently subscribe for Specialty risks (including professional liability, directors' liability and other specialty risks). HDI Global SE will no longer act as the agent.

A strong presence in Belgium is important for the further development of the Specialty business. We have worked hard behind the scenes in recent months to make this change go smoothly and look forward to growing our name within the market in the months to come.

The branch was naturally introduced at the start of the year, with the parent company acting as the agent. Over the last few months, we have become well established within the Belgian market and are one of the market leaders within PI insurances for engineers and architects, as well as product contamination insurance.

The team consists of 12 industry experts, all well-experienced and highly-competent underwriters, administrators and claims handlers, the latter known for being pro-active within their claims handling approach.

General Manager of the new branch, Bruno Vallaeys, commented: “Under normal circumstances, we could have started festively in our new offices, but the COVID-19 crisis unfortunately made this impossible. The start is now somewhat more difficult but we do not complain. Since we are SPECIAL, we can handle this!”