04 January 2016, LONDON – Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has strengthened its presence in the German casualty market with the appointment of a new four-strong casualty team in its Cologne office.
The team will write a book of primary and excess casualty business and report to Northern European Regional Manager and Cologne Branch Manager – Insurance, Wolfgang Weis.
Leading the team is Detlef Offenhau who has over 20 years’ experience working in the German casualty market and has a successful track record in developing casualty and long-tail business in Germany.
Detlef will be joined by Senior Underwriter, Rainer Rieger and Underwriter, Sebastian Schare. Both have considerable experience in the German market. The fourth member, an Underwriting Assistant, will join in February.
LSM’s head of international network offices John McCammon said: “This is a very attractive opportunity for us. Detlef and his team are exceptionally well-respected in the German casualty market and have developed strong relationships with the broking community.
“With our focus on international distribution hubs, Liberty has been developing plans to strengthen our casualty presence in Germany. The arrival of Detlef and his team has shortened that process for us, allowing us to hit the ground running.”
For further information please contact:
Liberty Specialty Markets
020 375 80640
020 7623 2368 / 07879 403564