Hiscox Appoints Jennifer Nierenberg Metzger as Head of Product Innovation and Development in the US
New York, NY – March 13, 2019 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Nierenberg Metzger as Head of Product Innovation and Development in the US. Metzger will be based in New York and report to Eric Micheals, Hiscox USA’s Chief Underwriting Officer. Metzger will lead the design and construction of new insurance products and enhancements to Hiscox’s portfolio of specialty risk solutions in the US.
“Hiscox is committed to developing innovative products that help business owners mitigate risk,” said Micheals. “Jennifer’s extensive expertise will be instrumental in our ability to remain nimble and offer tailored solutions as risks continue to evolve.”
Metzger joins Hiscox with over 20 years of experience in insurance and litigation. She most recently worked as a Director at Nationwide in its Professional Liability and Specialty Programs underwriting group, where she was responsible for managing new program development and onboarding. Prior to working at Nationwide, Metzger served as a Senior Claims Counsel at CNA, where she was also the technical lead for matters involving banks and insurance companies. Metzger graduated cum laude from Queens College, City University of New York, and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Fordham University School of Law.
Hiscox USA 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; Chesapeake, VA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco, CA and White Plains, NY.
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. In the US, admitted insurance is underwritten by Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., a Chicago-based insurer.
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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