Property-casualty underwriting agency Tokio Marine Highland has announced that it has expanded its suite of specialty risk management products with the launch of fine art insurance for personal and commercial risks.
The company has appointed Christiane Fischer as president of its Fine Art Division. In her new role, Fischer will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and delivery of Tokio Marine Highland’s insurance products for the fine art market, including art dealer, exhibition, museum, and private and corporate collection coverages.
Before joining Tokio Marine Highland, Fischer served as president and CEO of AXA Art Insurance Corporation. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Isamu Noguchi Museum of Art, the International Foundation for Art Research, the Conservation Center, the Conservation Council of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the National Jewelry Institute.
“Christiane’s reputation and deep expertise are highly respected in the fine art world,” said Pat Blanford, CEO of Tokio Marine Highland. “Her leadership and the team she is building will position Tokio Marine Highland at the forefront of the fine art insurance space. Our legacy has been built on serving niche, specialty insurance markets, and this new product line is a perfect complement to the innovative products and services our customers have come to know and expect.”
“I am very passionate about the fine art world, and I’m eager to join an organization in the midst of an exciting transformation,” Fischer said. “We look forward to providing brokers with custom solutions to meet the complex needs of their clients, and offering top-notch service and hands-on claims management. We have a highly qualified team who share my commitment to providing the best fine art insurance experience in the industry.”