CFC recruits new property practice leader

CFC recruits new property practice leaderWe are pleased to announce the arrival of Simon Richardson as property practice leader, a newly created role at CFC.

Former Director of Howden’s North America Property and Casualty Division, Simon has over 10 years experience in insurance and reinsurance predominantly within the US property and terrorism market. In his new role, Simon will direct his expertise towards defining CFC’s property strategy and underwriting approach and creating a suite of tailored and innovative products.

CFC Underwriting Director Andrew Holmes comments: “We are delighted to welcome Simon on board. His appointment demonstrates our commitment to bringing in leading professionals to drive constant expansion and innovation. As we’ve grown, property has become an increasingly important part of our overall product offering and it is certainly something our brokers have been increasingly asking us for. The time was therefore right to bring someone on board to manage and develop our property portfolio. With his extensive relationships across the property and casualty markets and broad range of underwriting and business development expertise, Simon was the obvious choice to lead the expansion of this new area for us.”

CFC recruits senior industry figure to head the new IP division

CFC recruits senior industry figure to head the new IP divisionWe are pleased to announce our launch into the intellectual property market following the transfer of Munich Re’s intellectual property team led by Erik Alsegard.

Over the last few years, we have seen a growing demand from our existing client base for intellectual property rights insurance. Protecting IP assets and exposures is vital to any business, but particularly to start ups and growing businesses in the media, technology, life science and pharmaceutical industries. The addition of the Munich Re team is therefore a natural progression as it complements our existing offerings for these industries.

Commenting on his new role at CFC, Erik Alsegard said: “CFC has built a reputation based on its unwavering commitment to delivering remarkable products backed up by remarkable service. I have been really impressed with the efficiency of its underwriting operation and its global distribution. I am truly excited to be joining the CFC team and look forward to building a practice that is every bit as successful as CFC’s current areas of expertise.”

We’ve launched a new policy for residents and tenants associations, ExecSurance™ R&T

We've launched a new policy for residents and tenants associations, ExecSurance R&TExecSurance™ R&T is designed to protect directors, officers and committee members that sit on the boards of residents and tenants associations against the broad range of personal liability exposures they face. Rather than simply adapting an existing D&O policy, we’ve provided full entity cover for the association and do not limit this to wrongful acts of the individuals managing the company. In addition, we’ve also removed the bodily injury, property damage and failure to maintain insurance exclusions all too frequently applied to this type of insurance.

Like all of our products, ExecSurance™ R&T is a modular policy allowing brokers and clients to pick and choose their basket of covers. Key features include:

  • Comprehensive individual cover
  • Association cover not tied to wrongful acts of individuals
  • Loss of documents cover
  • Court attendance cover
  • Loss mitigation cover
  • Reputation and brand cover

We’ve launched a fast-track standalone US terrorism policy

We’re pleased to introduce our new and innovative standalone terrorism policy, T&S, which is available for customers across the US. To learn more about it, watch the video below. For a brochure and details on how to get a quote, simply go to our website.

We’ve launched MedSurance® FIT, a dedicated policy for fitness instructors and clubs!

We've launched MedSurance® FIT, a dedicated policy for fitness instructors and clubs!As people everywhere return to the gym to shed those pesky holiday pounds, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new product designed specifically for fitness instructors and clubs in Canada, MedSurance® FIT. This comprehensive package policy provides broad cover to everyone from yoga instructors and dietary workers to personal trainers and fitness clubs.

MedSurance® FIT covers the full range of exposures fitness professionals face including general liability, professional liability, sexual abuse and molestation cover, products and completed ops liability, tenants’ liability, medical expenses cover, loss mitigation and brand protection cover. The policy comes with worldwide jurisdiction as standard.

Plus, MedSurance® FIT premiums are available from as little as $75 and it provides cover up to $5m. As with all CFC policies, the product is backed up by awesome service levels with most quotes provided within 48 hours and a fast-track same day service for urgent submissions.

If you’re interested in MedSurance® FIT or would like to learn more, you can find more information on our website. For a full policy wording or if you have any other questions at all, simply contact our healthcare team by clicking here.

We endured another triathlon, this time supporting Action for A-T

We endured another triathlon, this time supporting Action for A-T
Well, if last year’s decision to have 7 teams participate in the 2011 London Triathlon was slightly crazy, surely we were out of our minds to be doing it all over again in the 2012 London Triathlon.

Almost half of us here at CFC took part in the Sprint Team Relay, an event consisting of a 750m open water swim, a 20k bike ride and a 5k run. Happily, it paid off and we managed to raise over £5,000 for Action for A-T, a charity which supports the research of Ataxia-Telangiectasia, a rare and progressive childhood neurodegenerative disease. There is currently no cure for this terrible condition, but hopefully with more support and research, scientists will be able to find one.

Our ‘Directors’ team consisting of Graeme Newman, Andy Holmes and Michael Grist once again showed the youngsters how it is done by completing the course in just 1hr 35mins. All of our teams placed within the top 200 of over 300 competing, and our leading team finished 23rd with a lightning fast time of 1hr 18mins. Surprisingly, we had no disqualified teams this year!

Thank you so much to everyone who took part, cheered us on and sponsored us.

To watch a video about the effects of A-T and what you can do to help, click here
To learn more about Action for A-T, visit their website:
And finally, our fundraising page is still open. If you’d like to donate, click here

We’ve launched a new management liability policy, ExecSurance™ ML

Like all of CFC’s products, ExecSurance™ ML is a tailored package policy which allows you and your clients to pick and choose the cover you want. Key coverages include:

  • Directors & officers liability
  • Corporate liability
  • Employment practices liability
  • Benefit plan liability
  • Cyber and privacy
  • Crime
  • Kidnap and ransom
  • Loss mitigation
  • Reputation and brand cover

Designed to be a fully modular policy, all core components are available on a standalone basis other than EPL in the US. We will consider companies of all sizes, from startups to long-established businesses, and will look at private companies everywhere and public companies outside of the US.

ExecSurance™ ML is currently available in the UK and the US with Canada, Australia and Ireland coming very soon. To learn more about ExecSurance™ ML, please click here to email our Senior Management Liability Underwriter, Kate Lyes. To download the UK brochure and application form, click here. To download the US brochure and application form, click here.