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Dupplin sings Island’s praises in FT

Bermuda is one of the most conducive environments for expatriates to work and live in according to a top insurance company boss.

Charles Dupplin, chief executive of Hiscox Bermuda, gave an insight into Island life in an interview with the Financial Times, in which he talked about everything from the growing reinsurance market and the level of professionalism to the weather.

Mr Dupplin, who moved to Bermuda to take on the role two years ago after two decades working with Hiscox in London, told the UK-based paper that the Island had overtaken the British capital in terms of the size of its reinsurance market and was now one of, if not the, top global centres for the industry. He mentionedhis amusement at the Bermudian perception of cold weather when it is 14 degrees Centigrade (57 degrees Fahrenheit) outside and added that business was taken very seriously in Bermuda, which needed to work hard in order to maintain its competitive edge.

Mr Dupplin told the FT that he also had no complaints about life on the Island, with a better potential for work-life balance for himself and his family than in the UK.

“Bermuda is a place that has been looking after expats for many years,” he said. “They have a well developed way of looking after expats and making people feel welcome in the community.

He continued: “The great thing about Bermuda is that you can leave your office and be on the beach in 10 minutes.”

Hiscox Bermuda CEO Charles Dupplin

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Published March 18, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated March 18, 2011 at 10:40 am)

Dupplin sings Island’s praises in FT

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