Monday 07 October 2019 - Company news

Expanded Surety Offering with Paris Hires

Tokio Marine HCC today announced the appointment of Jennifer Metcalfe as Senior Surety Underwriter - France, effective from 16 September.  She will report to Aymeric Vinet Desrues, Head of Surety - France, who was appointed in February of this year.


Vinet Desrues has more than 18 years of experience in the sector.  Prior to joining Tokio Marine HCC, he launched and managed the French Surety teams at Zurich from 2007 to 2012 and at Chubb between 2013 and 2018.

Metcalfe joins from Zurich, where she worked as Senior Underwriter in the UK and France.  She brings 17 years of experience from across the European, U.S. and Australian surety markets.

With these hires, Tokio Marine HCC continues to expand its international Surety capabilities in continental Europe, following recent appointments of Surety underwriters in Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands. 

Based in Paris, Vinet Desrues and Metcalfe will support medium and large-sized businesses both in France and internationally through Tokio Marine HCC's growing global network.  Providing quality customer service and having a financial strength rating of “AA- (Very Strong)” from S&P Global Ratings, Tokio Marine HCC brings significant capabilities to clients across a number of industries and sectors.

Metcalfe, Senior Surety Underwriter - France said: “The Surety market in France has transformed over the last ten years due to high demand and an increase in capacity providers.  For clients, brokers and financial institutions, it is important to understand what the market can offer them.  I am confident that the Paris Surety office of Tokio Marine HCC will add considerable value to the market, and I look forward to being able to meet the needs of our clients whilst also being able to use the expert capabilities of the group.”        


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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April Fenn
April Fenn

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