NEW YORK, NY, 31 October 2019:

Ascot today announces the launch of a Management Liability and Financial Institutions group, with the appointment of Ryan Becker as Executive Vice President.

The new group will offer a wide range of admitted and non-admitted, primary and excess D&O and FI products. The D&O products will focus on the wholesale channel while the FI products will be distributed to brokers through a proprietary, data driven automated technology platform initially focusing on investment advisor offerings.

With 25 years of experience, Ryan leads the newly formed group from Ascot’s Atlanta office. Also joining the group, based in New York, Kenny Li has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Head of Financial Institutions leading the FI product line.

The group is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020, with all products being written on Ascot U.S.’s A.M. Best ‘A’ rated paper.

Commenting on the appointments and launch of the group, Greg Wolyniec, President & CEO, Ascot U.S. said: “Continuing the string of successful new business launches this year in Ascot U.S., we are excited to launch these new and much needed D&O and FI products to our brokers and clients. As with our other lines of business, we will continue to invest in best-in-class underwriting talent under Ryan’s leadership as we grow this group to match the sizeable market opportunity.”