Sompo Canopius AG (“Sompo Canopius”) today announces the appointment of Bruce Shepherd as credit & political risk analyst. He will head the credit analysis function in the group’s credit, political and crisis division.
Shepherd is an experienced credit analyst with a specialisation in complex, structured credit risk in industrialised and emerging markets, as well as an underwriting background. He joins from QBE and will be reporting to Bernie de Haldevang.
de Haldevang said: “Bruce will be a great asset to the team and, most importantly, to the brokers we work with; many will know him personally or by reputation. We’ve been investing in underwriting capability recently to boost our firepower across the credit, political and crisis division and Bruce will provide invaluable expertise to support this. He brings with him a deep knowledge of the broader field of credit and associated political risk analysis.”
For further information please contact:
Caroline Klein, Sompo Canopius
+44 20 3750 2815
David Haggie / Richard Adams, Haggie Partners
+44 20 7562 4444
Bruce Shepherd began his career in insurance as a graduate trainee at Euler Hermes UK. He held credit risk underwriter roles there and then at Coface UK, particularly focusing on the food, agriculture and chemical sectors. In 2012 he joined QBE as credit risk analyst in the global risk management division, where he was responsible for managing a portfolio of credit risks. Shepherd has also studied, lived and worked in China.