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DUAL Welcomes AIG Europe Limited as Capacity Provider

20 Nov 2013

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, has announced that AIG Europe Limited will partner with them via the Tamesis DUAL specialty excess of loss reinsurance entity.  AIG Europe Limited joins DUAL’s existing capacity providers on 1st...

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Senior Appointments for DUAL's Asset Protection Division

13 Nov 2013

DUAL has announced the appointment of Kate Thorp and Wesley Timothy to its asset protection division. Thorp joins DUAL Asset Underwriting as Executor & Inheritance Protection Manager and Timothy as Real Estate Trading Manager. Thorp has over 15 y...

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DUAL Appoints Larry Sorensen as Chairman of its Underwriting Agency Operations in North America

04 Nov 2013

Following its acquisition of leading independent US MGA, PGI Commercial, DUAL International announced today the appointment of industry veteran Larry Sorensen as Chairman of its North American underwriting agency operations. Sorensen joins DUAL from...

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DUAL Appoints Regional Managing Director of Asian Operations

22 Oct 2013

DUAL International, part of the Hyperion Insurance Group, announced today the appointment of Mark Spadaccini as Regional Managing Director of DUAL Asia, responsible for both the Hong Kong and Singapore offices. Currently Managing Director of DUAL Sin...

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DUAL Appoints Regional Development Underwriter

02 Oct 2013

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of David Armstrong, who has joined the company as Regional Development Underwriter for the South East (UK). In a new role for the Group, Armstrong has responsibilit...

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DUAL renews over £200m of global financial lines binders

02 Oct 2013

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, has announced the successful renewal of the company’s main global financial lines binders with its existing carrier panel, led by Arch and Liberty and supported by Hiscox and Barbican, as well a...

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Hyperion Insurance Group Acquires U.S. Underwriting Agency, PGI Commercial Through its Subsidiary, DUAL

01 Oct 2013

Hyperion Insurance Group, the international insurance intermediary group, announced today the intention to significantly expand its underwriting agency business in the US through the acquisition, by its subsidiary DUAL, of PGI Commercial (PGI), a lea...

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DUAL Australia Restructures to Focus on Service

09 Sep 2013

DUAL Australia is pleased to announce the restructuring of its business to include a ‘National Business Unit’ which will complement its current offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. This restructure is being implemented specifically to im...

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Phillip Oldcorn and Andrew Hillier join DUAL to launch new asset underwriting division

10 Aug 2013

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, has launched a new asset protection division, DUAL Asset Underwriting (DAU). With capacity supported by carriers including AA rated Catlin Group, the division provides niche insurance products t...

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Shane Doyle and Damien Coates Swap Roles at DUAL International

02 Jul 2013

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, announced today the appointment of Shane Doyle as CEO and Group Chief Underwriting Officer of its global operations.  Damien Coates now returns to Australia full-time to lead DUAL’s expanding As...

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DUAL Announces Graham Sims to Lead European Accident and Health Division

11 Jun 2013

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Sims to lead the company’s new European Accident and Health Division. The new division will focus on providing Personal Accident and Travel solut...

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DUAL Announces Senior Appointments in its UK Operation

02 May 2013

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, announced today a number of senior appointments in its UK operation. Jennifer Martin, currently Underwriting Director of Financial Lines in the UK, has been appointed Underwriting and Binder Man...

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DUAL Announces Further Strengthening of Operational and Governance Functions

06 Mar 2013

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, announced today the next phase of its structural strengthening following a strategic review. Shane Doyle, Deputy CEO of DUAL International, will take on the new role of CEO of DUAL’s UK business...

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DUAL Appoints Non-Executive Chairman

20 Feb 2013

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Grant as Non-Executive Chairman of the DUAL International Board of Directors and Non-Executive Director of DUAL’s UK operating companies. Grant sta...

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DUAL launches D&O capacity aimed at foreign companies listed on U.S. securities markets

04 Feb 2013

DUAL Specialty Underwriters, LLC with offices in Miami and New York announced today the launch of a new international Directors’ & Officers’ Liability (D&O) program aimed at foreign companies listed on U.S. securities markets through American...

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DUAL Strengthens Risk Management and Governance

15 Jan 2013

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, announced today the strengthening of its Risk and Governance functions with a number of senior management appointments.  Hazel Beveridge joins DUAL from Markel as Chief Actuary and Strategic Di...

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Hyperion Announces the appointment of Damien Coates as CEO of DUAL International

01 Dec 2012

As part of the continued expansion of its product capabilities, international underwriting agency DUAL has formed a new division to underwrite specialty liability business. The division will be led by well-known London market figure John Murphy, as M...

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DUAL Launches General Liability Division

07 Nov 2012

As part of the continued expansion of its product capabilities, international underwriting agency DUAL has formed a new division to underwrite specialty liability business. The division will be led by well-known London market figure John Murphy, as...

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DUAL UK appoints Chief Operating Officer to capitalise on growth plans

04 Oct 2012

DUAL UK, part of the DUAL Group the world’s largest international MGA, has appointed Judit Petho as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Judit will assist Executive Chairman, Russell Kilpatrick, with product diversification and geographical expansion and h...

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DUAL Announces New Capacity Providers

27 Sep 2012

DUAL International is pleased to announce that Liberty and Barbican will join Arch, Hiscox and MSIG as capacity providers for DUAL's global financial lines portfolio from 1st October 2012. Damien Coates, CEO of DUAL International, commented: "This is...

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HSU and VK Underwriters Rebrand to DUAL

03 Sep 2012

The DUAL Group, the specialist underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, announced today that it will rebrand its North and Latin American underwriting operations as DUAL. HSU and VK Underwriters (VKU), based in Miami, FL with offices in New York...

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DUAL Group Named Underwriting Agency of the Year

31 Jul 2012

On July 4th 2012, the DUAL Group was named Underwriting Agency of the Year at the British Insurance Awards. The annual Awards ceremony, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, brings together 2000 insurance professionals to celebrate the achievement...

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Damien Coates' Interview with Post Magazine

25 Jul 2012

DUAL International CEO, Damien Coates, was interviewed recently by Post Magazine’s editor Lynn Rouse after 100 days in the role.  Please click here to read the article.

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DUAL wins Underwriting Agency of the Year at British Insurance Awards

06 Jul 2012

DUAL’s unique proposition – product innovation, growing markets, finding and retaining new customers and excellent service – was recognised at the British Insurance Awards last night with an award for Underwriting Agency of the Year 2012. DUAL’s fant...

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DUAL Corporate Risks offers E-VAC and Cyber extensions

01 Jun 2012

At DUAL Corporate Risks, we work hard to ensure that our products anticipate and meet our customers' needs. From 1st June, all of our products can be enhanced with Cyber Liability Cover and our unique E-VAC extension. Read on to find out more or down...

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DUAL announces next stage of Asian expansion

16 May 2012

The DUAL Group, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, is pleased to announce the launch of DUAL Singapore in the second half of 2012. This launch marks the next phase of DUAL's successful Asian strategic partnership with MSIG Insurance, w...

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DUAL announces senior appointment to support next phase of growth

24 Apr 2012

The DUAL Group, part of Hyperion Insurance Group, is delighted to announce the appointment of Shane Doyle as Deputy CEO, reporting to Damien Coates, CEO. Doyle will support Coates in the delivery of the Group's new initiatives and expansion as DUAL c...

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DUAL Corporate Risks provides cover for computer consultants and contractors

04 Apr 2011

DUAL Corporate Risks has launched a product for computer consultants and contractors combining professional indemnity and products liability. Jennifer Martin, Underwriting Director for financial lines at DUAL Corporate Risks, said: “This is the first...

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DUAL Corporate Risks appoints international property manager

21 Feb 2011

Specialist underwriting agency DUAL Corporate Risks has appointed Neil Flatman to manage its International property business. The appointment is in line with the company’s advance into international property following the launch of its P&C divisi...

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No love lost between business and technology providers in DUAL’s new blog

14 Feb 2011

Specialist underwriting agency DUAL Corporate Risks is launching a blog that explores the turbulent love-hate relationship between business and technology functions within the insurance industry. Tim Grant, head of e-business at DUAL, will be compili...

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DUAL’s strategic partnership provides extra scale in claims handling

28 Jan 2011

Specialist underwriting agency DUAL Corporate Risks has entered into a strategic partnership that will see Kennedys handling claims on a third-party basis. The arrangement, which is a response to the rapid growth of DUAL Corporate Risks, provides add...

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DUAL adds public offering of securities insurance

24 Jan 2011

Specialist underwriting agency DUAL Corporate Risks has launched a new standalone product for Public Offering of Securities Insurance (POSI). The product covers directors, officers and other assureds from claims arising out of any listing documentati...

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DUAL expands geographical capability and moves into South Africa and Switzerland

04 Jan 2011

Specialist underwriting agency DUAL Corporate Risks has received authorisation from Lloyd's to underwrite business domiciled in South Africa and Switzerland on a direct basis via a regulated and approved Swiss broker. The move allows DUAL to underwri...

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DUAL appoints Head of e-business

05 Oct 2010

Specialist underwriting agency DUAL Corporate Risks has appointed Tim Grant as Head of e-business. Grant's appointment follows the previously communicated decision to develop an e-trading SME business.

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DUAL signs deal with The Judge to tackle commercial After the Event insurance

27 Sep 2010

Dual will underwrite the insurance risks whilst The Judge acts as a broker and receives enquiries. Dual will consider all types of cases and commercial disputes for After The Event cover including professional negligence, insolvency, competition, intellectual property, general commercial litigation, investment schemes and defamation.

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DUAL’s National Business Unit celebrates 5th anniversary with ambitious plans for growth

20 Sep 2010

In the five years since its inception the Manchester based National Business Unit has grown to a team of seven and has built a considerable financial lines book. The success of the national team has been linked to the excellent personnel and efficient service.

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Office is first Property and Casualty product for DUAL

17 Sep 2010

As a contemporary Office Package the policy will provide Comprehensive cover for all Assets, Business Interruption and Legal Liabilities – statutory such as Employers Liability, and Public Liability. Additional coverage is also available for Terrorism, Money, Legal Expenses and Glass.

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DUAL and Hiscox in global capacity deal

12 Aug 2010

DUAL International, a leading specialist underwriting agency and an underwriting division of the Hyperion Insurance Group, has announced a long term strategic partnership with specialist insurer Hiscox Ltd (LSE:HSX) to provide up to 25% of DUAL’s cap...

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Arch are upgraded to A+ by Standard and Poors

29 Jul 2010

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it raised its counterparty credit rating on Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL; Arch Capital) to 'A-' from 'BBB+'

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DUAL LAUNCHES NEW PROPERTY AND CASUALTY DIVISION

20 Jul 2010

Specialist underwriting agency DUAL Corporate Risks today announced the launch of a new Property & Casualty division with initial capacity to be provided by Amlin. Steven Price has been appointed as Director of Property and Casualty to lead the d...

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STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH NEWLINE TO DRIVE D&O GROWTH FOR DUAL

15 Jul 2010

Specialist underwriting agency DUAL Corporate Risks has created a strategic alliance with Newline Syndicate 1218 at Lloyds. Syndicate 1218 will provide DUAL £10m of excess capacity. This is in addition to the highly profitable £10m programme that DUA...

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DUAL Corporate Risks announces launce of new broker PI facility

17 May 2010

Specialist professional indemnity underwriting agency, DUAL Corporate Risks has secured new capacity for underwriting broker’s professional indemnity cover. The £5m liability capacity, provided by AmTrust Group, is available for Lloyd’s brokers and a...

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DUAL Australia secures strategic partnership with Arch

25 Feb 2010

DUAL Australia, part of the DUAL Group, has announced that it is now underwriting on behalf of Lloyd’s (Arch Syndicate 2012). DUAL Australia is now one of the top two Lloyd’s cover-holders in Australia, bringing AU$60 million of new business into Lloyd’s.

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DUAL expands product range with new appointment (1)

05 Nov 2009

DUAL Corporate Risks, a leading specialist Directors & Officers and Professional Indemnity underwriting agency for mid-market companies, has appointed Liz Hanlon to its DUAL Focus team. DUAL Focus provides specialist insurance solutions for more...

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VK Underwriting Adopts DUAL Brand

01 Jun 2009

DUAL International, a leading specialist underwriting agency and the underwriting division of the 3i-backed Hyperion Insurance Group, has announced that VK Underwriting LLC has moved to become part of DUAL International. It is expected that under the...

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DUAL International reports profits rise in 2008 despite global recession

18 May 2009

DUAL International, a leading specialist underwriting agency and the underwriting division of the Hyperion Insurance Group, today reported an increase in revenues of 21% for the year ending September 2008, bringing total reported revenues to £19 million. Profit before tax rose to £6.8 million.

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DUAL International secures strategic partnership with MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong) Ltd (1)

11 May 2009

DUAL International, a leading specialist underwriting agency and the underwriting division of the Hyperion Insurance Group, has announced a strategic partnership between its Hong Kong office, DUAL Asia, and MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong) Ltd, to provide...

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DUAL Corporate Risks targets growth as it promotes Kilpatrick to Executive Chairman (1)

09 Mar 2009

DUAL Corporate Risks, the UK’s largest specialist Directors’ & Officers’ and Professional Indemnity underwriting agency for mid-market companies, has promoted Managing Director Russell Kilpatrick to the newly created position of Executive Chairma...

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