Specialty MGA Fiducia has swooped on rival Beazley to recruit its new Marine Cargo and Freight Underwriter.
The firm has appointed Polly Gardner (pic) who joins from Beazley following the underwriting group’s decision to exit the UK marine market earlier this year.
Prior to Beazley Ms Gardener was with Allianz Global Corporate Specialty and Axa. In her previous role she built a large book of business via UK brokers, and Fiducia believe there is significant opportunity to meet the demand from those Beazley policyholders looking for a new home for their risks.
Fiducia CEO Gerry Sheehy said: “I am very pleased to announce Polly’s appointment. She is a well respected market professional and brings further experience and dynamism to the business.
“We have a very strong team of underwriters who have established a reputation for working closely with our brokers and delivering real value to their clients. We have differentiated ourselves not only with the quality of the products that we have developed, but also by the level of service that will support our policyholders and intermediary partners.”