Hiscox Announces Appointments to Field and Underwriting Management Teams

NEW YORK, NY – August 27, 2018 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced three appointments to its US field and underwriting management teams, which are dedicated to providing commercial insurance solutions to a wide range of industries and professionals. 

•    Rick Wong, based in San Francisco, has been named Regional Executive for the Northwest. Wong, who joined Hiscox in 2008, has held a number of leadership roles, including recently serving as Head of US Broker Relations, in which he was responsible for developing, managing and coordinating relationships with all major US brokerages. He graduated from New York University's Stern School of Business, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and information systems.

•    Meghan Hannes joins as the Cyber Product Head and is based in Chicago. Hannes brings 14 years of insurance and product leadership experience to Hiscox. She joined Hiscox after six years at Axis Capital, where she led cyber product strategies for emerging risks and technologies, with a particular focus on where cyber, cyber crime, property and management liability intersect. Hannes received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and management information systems from Miami University.

•    Tyler Peterson has been appointed to Miscellaneous Professional Liability Product Head and is based in New York. Peterson joined Hiscox in 2012 as a Professional Risks Underwriter and most recently drove product development and expansion across Hiscox UK’s Media Liability division. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international development studies from UCLA.

Hiscox provides a variety of specialty risk solutions, including a broad spectrum of E&O, GL, cyber and data security, media liability, management liability, crime, kidnap & ransom, terrorism and commercial property insurance products. 

In the US, Hiscox is headquartered in New York, NY; with offices in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Chesapeake, VA; Dallas, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco, CA and White Plains, NY.

Additional information can be found at www.hiscox.com 


About Hiscox

Hiscox is a global specialist insurer, headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). Our ambition is to be a respected specialist insurer with a diverse portfolio by product and geography. We believe that building balance between catastrophe-exposed business and less volatile local specialty business gives us opportunities for profitable growth throughout the insurance cycle. It’s a long-standing strategy which in 2017 saw the business deliver a profit before tax (excluding foreign exchange) of £93.6 million despite reserving net $225 million for claims in the most costly year ever for natural catastrophes.

The Hiscox Group employs over 2,700 people in 14 countries, and has customers worldwide. Through the retail businesses in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US, we offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers as well as homeowners. Internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance is underwritten through Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Re & ILS.

Our values define our business, with a focus on people, quality, courage and excellence in execution. We pride ourselves on being true to our word and our award-winning claims service is testament to that. This information is neither intended nor should be construed to be a solicitation for the purchase of insurance by any US person or entity. For further information visit www.hiscox.com.

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Media Contacts

Lou Casale
Hiscox USA
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Gyawu Mahama
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