Hiscox Bermuda boss will head up Hiscox’s merged reinsurance operations

Jeremy Pinchin has been appointed chief executive for Hiscox Re. This appointment is the first step in a plan to merge Hiscox’s reinsurance functions in London, Paris and Bermuda into a single business unit.

Pinchin joined Hiscox in 2005 as group claims director and became chief executive of Hiscox Bermuda in August 2012. Prior to Hiscox, Jeremy trained as a lawyer and was a main board director of the global broker Sedgwick Group.

He was subsequently responsible for co-ordinating the Lloyd’s market’s response to the events of 11 September 2001 and later became the market’s first head of claims. He will retain his roles as chief executive of Hiscox Bermuda and group claims director.

“Under Jeremy’s leadership Hiscox Re will have clear strategic direction, leveraging the combined expertise of our underwriters in London, Paris and Bermuda,” said Hiscox chief executive Bronek Masojada.

Hiscox Re will be fully operational for the January 2014 renewal season.