Unicorn taps industry veteran to expand property capabilities

He has been appointed as the company’s lead property specialty underwriter

Unicorn taps industry veteran to expand property capabilities

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

AmWINS Group, parent of specialist insurance and reinsurance broker THB Group, have announced the appointment of Matt Edwards as lead underwriter for property specialty at its London-based MGA, Unicorn Underwriting. The appointment will be effective June 17. Edwards will report to Frank Murphy, CEO of Unicorn and THB.

Edwards will lead a fourth division of Unicorn, Unicorn Property Specialty. In this role, he will focus on writing property insurance for small to medium-sized businesses and high-value homeowners in the US. The business will be complementary to the larger property accounts underwritten by Unicorn’s Worldwide Property Division.

Edwards joins Unicorn from Pardus Underwriting. He has 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, and has held both broking and management roles at Aon and THB Group.

“Unicorn has been attracting some of the leading underwriter talent in the market,” Murphy said. “We have ambitious plans for the business, and with the expertise of Matt and the new property-specialty team, we look forward to continuing on the path of strong, profitable growth.”

“I am excited about the opportunity to join the talented underwriters at Unicorn and offer clients an innovative solution for SME property businesses in the US,” Edwards said.


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