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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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