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Ascot Announces Head of U.S. Excess Casualty

NEW YORK, New York, April 30, 2024 – Ascot Group today announced the appointment of Erin Osborne to Head of U.S. Excess Casualty. Erin will assume full management and leadership responsibility for the business unit and lead the strategic planning for future growth in this important market segment.

Erin is based in New York and will continue to report to Jeff Canfield, U.S. Head of Casualty.

Prior to joining Ascot’s U.S. Excess Casualty team as Vice President, Northeast, in January of this year, Erin most recently spent time as Managing Director for Excess Casualty at Nationwide. There, she helped to develop and grow the organization’s retail Excess Casualty book. Previously, Erin managed the National Excess Casualty portfolio at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.

“Erin’s appointment further underscores Ascot’s continued commitment to – and strength in – the Excess Casualty market, a segment for which we’ve added five talented and experienced underwriters year-to-date. Since joining Ascot, Erin has proven herself both a shrewd underwriter and a trusted leader to our underwriters stationed in key client markets across the country, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Charlotte, and Hartford,” said Canfield.

Matt Kramer, Ascot U.S. Chief Executive Officer, added, “At Ascot, we continue to both recruit and develop top-tier talent who have the specialized expertise to meet the ever-evolving needs of our clients. Erin’s promotion to lead the U.S. Excess Casualty team is representative of our commitment to both our employees and our clients.”

Ascot Group provides Excess Casualty coverage solutions across sectors in the U.S., the U.K. and Bermuda, with highly specialized local underwriting teams available in each geography.

This communication is intended for informational purposes only. Statements of coverage availability and scope are general in nature, subject to change and underwriting of any individual risk, and provide no guaranty or warranty of coverage, express or implied. Products and services are offered through insurance company affiliates within the Ascot Group. Not all products and services are available in every jurisdiction, and some may be available in the United States only on a surplus line basis through licensed surplus line brokers. The precise coverage afforded by any insurer is subject to the actual terms and conditions of the policies as issued. The publication and delivery of the information contained herein is not intended as a solicitation for the purchase of insurance on any US risk. California Surplus Lines License: Ascot General Insurance Agency, Inc. License #: 0K61371.