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Ascot promotes Justin Keith to CUO, Casualty Specialty, Bermuda

Ascot today announces the promotion of Justin Keith to Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), Casualty/Specialty in Bermuda.

Justin will oversee Ascot’s Management Liability and Healthcare insurance portfolios, along with Ascot Bermuda’s expansive Casualty/Specialty reinsurance operation. Justin’s promotion comes after spending 5 years at Ascot, most recently as Head of Casualty/Specialty, where he was instrumental in developing Ascot’s underwriting capabilities and offerings. 

Justin joined Ascot in 2017 from Hiscox Re where he had spent over 6 years underwriting a range of specialty insurances in the Bermudian market. Prior to that he was an Underwriter in the US market, working at Ironshore and CNA.

Commenting on the appointment, Ian Thompson, President & CEO Ascot Bermuda said:

“Justin has been instrumental in broadening our casualty solutions so Ascot is now active in most major classes of business in Bermuda. In this new role, I know Justin will continue to help provide underwriting oversight and product development as we expand our presence in the local market and provide additional solutions to brokers and clients.”

Justin Keith added:

“Since joining Ascot in 2017, we’ve grown the business to be a diverse platform in the Bermudian market which can offer a range of (re)insurance products. We’ll continue to enhance our capabilities and ensure we’re a vibrant and diverse platform which combines excellent underwriting talent with market-leading claims and service – consistent with the Ascot way.”


Notes: The promotion is subject to Bermuda immigration approval.