Pioneer launches Property E&S operation with the appointment of David Phillips

6 November 2017

Pioneer Underwriters (‘Pioneer’) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Property E&S operation. The team will be led by David Phillips, based in Alpharetta, Georgia.

David brings over two decades of property insurance experience to Pioneer. David began his property facultative career in 1991 with J. Linneman & Company, which was acquired by Wellington Underwriting in 1999. David spent the next 12 years developing underwriting strategies and growing Wellington’s book via four regional offices in Atlanta, Hartford, Chicago and San Francisco.

David will write exclusively on a non-admitted basis, offering both primary and excess layers. A broad spectrum of classes including Commercial Real Estate, Bank Schedules, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Entertainment and Habitational (excess only) business will be considered. The team will write all types of covers including All Risk, DIC and Specified Perils.

Gene Hinman, Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer in the US said: “We are pleased to welcome the team to Pioneer. This specialist line of business, coupled with David’s technical expertise and extensive industry knowledge will be a perfect fit for our sophisticated underwriting platform. The new team brings further diversity to Pioneer’s broad product offering, delivering more for our clients and brokers.”

Commenting on his appointment, David Phillips said: “Pioneer has a deserved reputation for offering specialist expertise to their business partners. I look forward to being part of the Pioneer team and developing our offering in the US market.”

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