LONDON – 06 September 2021 – Canopius Group, a leading global specialty (re)insurer, today announced the first in a series of appointments to strengthen its Credit & Political Risk team.

Patrick Sheriff will join Canopius as Credit & Political Risk Underwriter on 6th September and report to Stephen Pike, Head of Credit & Political Risk. He previously served as Credit & Political Risk Underwriter at Chaucer Singapore, supporting the development of Chaucer’s global political risk underwriting business. He brings broad experience across the London and Singapore markets to Canopius.

Data scientist Jeremy Hatchuel has been appointed as Portfolio Analyst, effective immediately, and will also report to Stephen Pike as part of Canopius’ Political Risk team in London. Hatchuel will support the expansion of Canopius’ portfolio solutions, particularly for large, structured pools of credit risk, and help further develop Canopius’ digital solutions for political risks.

These carefully targeted hires reflect Canopius’ ambition to provide market-leading service and follow a period of extensive innovation, with new highly structured CPR products now available, tailored for capital markets, diverse portfolios and other complex risks. Further underwriting, technical support and other appointments will be made to Canopius’ CPR team this year due to help meet growing demand for its products and services.

Pike said: “I am delighted to welcome Jeremy and Patrick to Canopius, whose many talents will help meet the increased demand we’re seeing for credit and political risk solutions across Europe and internationally. Canopius has invested considerable time and effort in building a leading credit and political risk capability within Lloyd’s, which is poised for further growth as we continue to invest and capitalise on the considerable opportunities that exist, particularly from clients wishing to access political risk products combined with broader risks.”

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David Haggie / Richard Adams, Haggie Partners                                       +44 20 7562 4444

About Canopius

Canopius is a global specialty (re)insurer with underwriting operations in Australia, Bermuda, China, Singapore, the UK and US. It underwrites through Lloyd’s Syndicate 4444 (managed by Canopius Managing Agents Limited), a US surplus lines insurer, Canopius US Insurance, Inc and Canopius Reinsurance Ltd, a Bermuda based Class 4 Reinsurer.

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