International specialty insurance group Tokio Marine HCC
has launched its professional indemnity (PI) operation in the UK with the appointment of a new senior underwriter.
The insurance firm has hired Frances Eaton as senior PI and directors and officers liability insurance underwriter who will be based at the Tokio Marine office in Manchester.
Eaton will work with Adrian Farnell who joined Tokio Marine HCC
as a liability underwriter in 2012. The company said the two will develop complementary products for the local market.
“The appointment of Frances, who brings a wealth of technical experience with her, demonstrates Tokio Marine HCC
’s continued investment in and commitment to its UK regional operation,” said Andrew Macpherson, regional underwriting director.
A 26-year pro in the Manchester insurance market, Eaton started her career at Cigna and later became a financial lines underwriter at AIG
Eaton most recently worked at WRB Underwriting, where she opened the company’s Manchester office in 2008 and served as branch manager.
Apart from the newly launched operation in Manchester, Tokio Marine HCC
’s regional footprint also includes underwriting centres in Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and Newcastle.
“Tokio Marine HCC
and Tokio Marine Kiln offer complementary products, so it makes good sense to work on how we can best pool our resources and provide a more complete offering to our brokers,” said Tony Browne, managing director of professional risks.
“I look forward to successfully developing further our business in the North West with the local broking community,” Browne added, commenting on the latest appointment.
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