Emily Clapham joins International General Insurance
Bermudian-based International General Insurance Holdings Ltd, the specialty commercial re/insurer, has appointed Emily Clapham as senior underwriter for the company’s recently announced contingency line of business.
IGI said Ms Clapham has extensive experience in contingency underwriting, and joins from Fidelis’s London office, where she was contingency underwriter.
Previously, she was contingency underwriter for Beazley, where she joined after completing the Lloyd’s generalist graduate programme in 2014, the company said.
Ms Clapham will report to Richard Foster, head of property, political violence and contingency.
IGI said Ms Clapham will be based in the company’s London office and will be responsible for developing both standard and tailor-made solutions to a wide range of clients who operate across the event, entertainment, arts, and sporting industries.
The company launched its new contingency insurance line of business last month to take advantage of improving market conditions following a period of disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and government-mandated lockdowns, it said.
The contingency line includes event cancellation coverage on an all risks or named perils basis, as well as non-appearance insurance, prize indemnity, bespoke parametric solutions, and transmission failure policies, the company said.
Mr Foster said: “We are delighted to welcome Emily to IGI. She brings an impressive combination of technical underwriting skill and robust knowledge of the latest pricing systems and tools to put IGI in good stead to start writing contingency business as the event world opens up again.”