Lifestyle Article - AEGIS London appoint Head Speciality Delegated Facilities

Lloyd’s managing agency AEGIS London has appointed leading underwriter Lizzie Powell to the newly created role of Head of Specialty Delegated Facilities.

 Joining from Canopius Group, where she was Head of Canopius Special Risk, Lizzie will build out the diversified follow portfolio that complements AEGIS London’s strong performing core account whilst adding new and accretive opportunity for profit.

 Lizzie takes up her new role with immediate effect reporting to AEGIS London’s Head of Specialty, Ben Lockwood.

 Ben Lockwood said: “Lizzie has great credentials in this space including a deep understanding of the differentiated approach to distribution and is well respected by brokers and fellow underwriters. Her decision to move to AEGIS London is further evidence of our ability to attract insurance professionals with a strong market reputation operating at the top of their game and looking for a first quartile platform on which to trade.”

 Lizzie Powell commented: “By developing this portfolio we are diversifying our exposure and reducing reliance on existing products to constantly deliver margin. The portfolio mix is built through carefully selecting opportunities supporting either proven expertise in a sector or a specific product. I have always admired and respected the AEGIS platform and their ability to consistently outperform their peers and am excited to be part of the next phase of their journey.”

 Lizzie Powell has 14 years’ experience in the London insurance market, beginning her career as a reinsurance broker with Aon Benfield in 2007. Moving from the Canopius treaty team, which she joined in 2014, she was promoted to Head of Canopius Special Risk in 2017.

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