People Moves: AXA XL names Clark Global Practice Leader; Hamilton Hires Marzec of Ironshore as Manager of Management Responsibility for E&S


AXA XL names Clark as world leader in maritime liability practice

AXA XL Global Marine Insurance business has appointed Stephen clark as a leader in global maritime liability practice. Based in Chicago, Clark assumes this new role in addition to retaining his responsibilities as the Head of Hull Practice and Responsibilities in North America.

Stephen clark

Clark joined AXA XL in 2017 to lead its hulls and marine liabilities business in North America. Prior to joining AXA XL, he held the position of Vice President of the Ocean Marine business at TBEN. He received his undergraduate degree from the State of New York Maritime College and his MBA from Fordham University. He holds the titles of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Marine Insurance Management (AMIM).

“Since joining our team in 2017, Steve has done a tremendous job of steering our portfolio of marine liability businesses in North America in the right direction,” commented Anne-Marie Elder, Global Underwriting Director for AXA XL’s marine insurance business. “From now on, in his new responsibilities, he will put his 30 years of expertise in underwriting and maritime management at our service on a global scale. By working with our maritime teams in each region, Steve will help us ensure consistency in our practices, products and pricing across our Marine Liability business around the world.

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AXA XL’s Global Marine business provides insurance to customers with special coverage needs for their maritime exposures, including inland navigation, ocean freight, blue and brown water hulls, protection and indemnification (P&I), as well as surplus and primary marine liabilities. Risks are written on both a primary and stop loss basis.


Hamilton Appoints Marzec of Ironshore as Head of Management Responsibility, US E&S Business

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Bermuda based Hamilton Insurance Group Ltd. announced the appointment of Kevin marzec as responsible for the management responsibility of its Excess and Surplus (E&S) business in the United States.

Kevin marzec

Report to Rhoades clay, President, US E&S, Marzec joined Hamilton last month and is responsible for growing the US liability insurance portfolio, leveraging Hamilton Insurance DAC, the company’s platform that supports E&S lines American and shares its rating of “A-” by AM Best Co. Inc.

Marzec joins Hamilton with a wealth of experience in the field of wholesale management responsibility, having recently spent nearly 12 years at Ironshore in Tampa as Assistant Vice President of the US Wholesale D&O division, where he developed a national strategy. for companies that are difficult to place. Prior to Ironshore, Marzec spent four years as a private company producer at Beazley Group in Atlanta. Early in his career, he spent several years as a senior underwriter with ACE Westchester and AIG.

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“Kevin is a very welcome addition to the US E&S team in Hamilton,” said Rhoades. “He started operating at a time when our team is undergoing rapid growth and he is quickly building a business book by writing the principal and surplus directors and officers (D&O) liability of private companies and non-profit directors and officers. profit, responsibility for employment practices and fiduciary responsibility for hard-to-place accounts.

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