CFC appoints Matt Helm to spearhead its expansion into the contingency insurance market

35f99c5 (1)2 Oct 2014: Specialist lines underwriting agency, CFC, today announced the appointment of Matt Helm as Contingency Practice Leader. This new role will see Matt spearhead CFC’s expansion into this rapidly growing marketplace.

Matt has over 20 years London Market broking and underwriting experience, placing risks within both the Lloyd’s and wider general insurance markets. He joins CFC from PIMS-SCA, a global risk management company in the digital, gaming, lottery and sports markets where he was a board director and business producer underwriter.

In this newly created role, Matt will direct his expertise towards defining and building CFC’s new specialist range of contingency insurance market products including over redemption, prize indemnity, and event cancellation insurance.

CFC Underwriting Director Andrew Holmes comments: “The contingency market has vast potential and is a great fit for CFC. We don’t shy away from pushing the boundaries and tackling markets where businesses have huge financial exposures that need to be addressed with specialist products. With his extensive relationships across the digital, gaming, lottery and sports markets, as well as his board level management experience, Matt is well placed to spearhead our latest expansion and we are delighted to welcome him on board.”

Matt Helm commented: “I am excited at having the opportunity to bring a fresh approach to the contingency insurance market and develop this new practice for CFC. I have many ideas as to how we can deliver new levels of innovation in insurance and risk management for businesses in this sector of the market, and see real opportunity for CFC to become a leading player both within the UK and across the the world.”