AmTrust E&S Insurance Services – a wholly-owned subsidiary of AmTrust Financial Services – has launched an excess casualty underwriting division.
The new unit, based in Los Angeles, CA, will expand the product offerings of AmTrust E&S. The excess casualty team will write excess liability, both supported and unsupported, in all 50 states, with limits of up to $25 million to SMEs in the US. Industries covered by the product include manufacturing, contracting, habitational, hospitality, commercial real estate owners and operators, retail stores and wholesale distributors.
“We are pleased to formally announce the launch of our excess casualty team, further expanding the company’s specialty focus and reflecting our continued commitment to broadening the products and services that we are able to provide to our brokers,” commented AmTrust E&S Insurance Services president David Lewis.
A release mentioned that Jeff Lynn – who has 15 years of experience building and developing excess casualty business – has been named leader of the new unit. Lynn was most recently serving as vice-president, excess casualty manager, at Everest Reinsurance in Los Angeles. In that role, he led a team of underwriters operating in the Western region, focusing on construction, agriculture, energy and general casualty business.
Before joining Everest, Lynn was part of the Los Angeles operations of Ironshore Insurance Services, where he managed a territory and underwrote the construction, transportation, energy, public entity sectors and a specialty casualty business. He has also held various positions of increasing responsibility at The Hartford, Swiss Reinsurance, AIG and Aon.
“We are delighted to announce that an individual of Jeff’s quality, experience and reputation is joining our organization to lead the excess team,” remarked AmTrust E&S executive vice-president and board of directors member Duffy Koller, who added that the board has “absolute confidence” in Lynn.