Professional indemnity insurance provider appoints new UK portfolio manager

The UK arm of one professional indemnity insurer has recently announced the appointment of a new professional risks portfolio manager.

Daniel Mitchell has been appointed by business insurance specialist Brit Insurance UK to the position of portfolio manager for professional liability insurance risks.  Mr Mitchell will work alongside several other portfolio managers in order to cover all aspects of the insurer’s UK business market and will report directly to Brit UK’s business unit chief executive Ray Cox.

In his new position, Mr Mitchell will be playing an integral part in reviewing risk appetite, determining pricing, and setting strategy on an ongoing basis for the professional risk aspect of Brit’s UK business.  Brit stated that Mr Mitchell will be working closely with the firm’s London underwriters in addition to its large network of regional offices throughout the UK.

Prior to taking up his new role as portfolio manager, Mr Mitchell spent four years with Brit’s London region financial risks underwriting manager.  In his former position, Mr Mitchell led an underwriting team on the financial risks account where he maintained a noteworthy track record of both product innovation and profitable growth margins.  Mr Mitchell was also responsible for the development of Brit’s national professional indemnity electronic trading portfolio in addition to having membership in the leadership team for the London region.

Before Mr Mitchell joined Brit, he was a senior underwriter for HCC’s professional indemnity team.  Prior to that he was both an account handler at PI direct and a PI account director at PIMS-SCA.

Brit UK chief executive, Mr Cox, stated that Mr Mitchell has focused impressively on technical excellence and underwriting efficiency through his leadership of the firm’s London financial risks team while working to develop new product channels.

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