Fidelis Insurance (“Fidelis”) today announced that it has taken an equity stake in a new MGA Firestone Surety Limited (“Firestone”), and will be providing underwriting capacity. Firestone will focus on the small and medium-sized enterprises sector of the surety market and will be managed through Pine Walk Capital Limited (“Pine Walk”), Fidelis’ subsidiary MGA platform which was announced last month.
Firestone will be run by Andy Ray, who brings over 30 years’ experience in the surety industry, and formed the surety broking division within Kerry London, as Managing Director, since 2008. Andy started his surety career with College Hill Underwriters and was instrumental in forging a new underwriting relationship with Euler Hermes Kreditversicherungs AG (now represented by Euler Hermes UK plc in the UK, the world’s biggest credit insurance group).
Dan Burrows, Chief Executive Officer of Fidelis Underwriting Limited said: “We are delighted to have joined forces with Andy furthering our strategy to sponsor specialist underwriting products. Having someone of Andy’s calibre join our MGA platform is testament to the appeal that Pine Walk represents to talented niche underwriters looking to launch their own agency.”
Andy Ray added: “I am pleased to partner with Fidelis and Pine Walk in forming this new MGA. There is a clear need for new capacity in the SME sector, supporting the bonding needs of main and sub-contractors.”
About Fidelis Insurance
Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited is a privately owned Bermuda-based holding company, which, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is a global provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance products. Fidelis is rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, Inc. Additional information regarding Fidelis may be found at www.fidelisinsurance.com.