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Tokio Marine HCC Further Expands its Media, Film & TV Team with Key New Hires

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Tokio Marine HCC today announced the appointments of Media specialist underwriters Stuart Wolstenholme and Lucy Smith as it continues to expand its international Media, Film & TV capabilities within its Professional Risks division.

The new hires reaffirm Tokio Marine HCC’s commitment to further enhancing its market leading products and expertise in this target sector, following the appointment of Ros Breese as Media, Film & TV Underwriting Manager in 2018.

Stuart Wolstenholme joins as Media Property and Liability Underwriting Manager, bringing with him over fifteen years of underwriting experience within the Media and Music sectors.  Stuart previously worked for Tokio Marine Kiln, managing the Media portfolio, and has held similar underwriting roles at Brit, Zurich and QBE. He will report into John Booth, Underwriting Director - Professional Risks.

Lucy Smith joins as Media, Film & TV Underwriter from Axis and has held similar roles within the Media and Entertainment divisions of CFC Underwriting and Sportscover. She will report into Ros Breese.

Tony Browne, Managing Director – Professional Risks commented: “I am delighted with the additions of Lucy and Stuart which highlights our desire to develop our Media, Film & TV related packaged product lines. We have seen significant growth in this sector over the past twelve months, and I am looking forward to expanding our offerings in this business area further as we introduce additional experience, knowledge and expertise to the team. Media risks are continually evolving, and through these hires, we can ensure our insurance offerings remain both relevant and highly regarded in the market.”

Tokio Marine HCC (TMHCC) is a leading specialty insurance group transacting business in approximately 180 countries and underwriting more than 100 classes of specialty insurance. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company is comprised of highly entrepreneurial teams equipped to underwrite special situations, companies and individuals, acting independently to deliver effective solutions. TMHCC’s products and capabilities set the standard for the industry, as many of its 2,900 employees are industry-leading experts. The company’s major domestic insurance companies have financial strength ratings of “AA- (Very Strong)” from S&P Global Ratings, “A++ (Superior)” from A.M. Best, and “AA- (Very Strong)” from Fitch Ratings; its major international insurance companies have financial strength ratings of “AA- (Very Strong)” from S&P Global Ratings. TMHCC is a member of the Tokio Marine Group, a premier global company founded in 1879 with a market capitalisation of $34 billion as of December 31, 2018.

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