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Probitas 1492 Accelerates into Q3 with UK Liability Offering


Probitas 1492, the insurance and reinsurance syndicate at Lloyd’s, has expanded its Casualty offering to include UK Liability with the appointment of Richard Beaumont.


Beaumont holds the position of Senior Underwriter, UK Liability for Probitas 1492 and will work alongside Michelle Shaw, Senior Underwriter International Liability. He joins from JLT’s new business team, prior to which he was responsible for the UK South region of QBE’s Property, Casualty and Motor underwriting teams.


Beaumont will be reporting into Neila Buurman, CUO Casualty who said

“I am delighted to be working with Richard again and for him to be leading our UK Casualty offering. Having worked with him in the past, I know what a valuable contribution he will make to our Casualty team, especially with his combined underwriting and business development experience.”


Beaumont added

“I look forward to utilizing my underwriting and development skills in this exciting, forward-thinking venture”.


Beaumont’s appointment follows rapid expansion of the new Lloyd’s syndicate which has quadrupled in size since it began trading in October 2015. The syndicate now offers Property, Construction, International Liability, UK Liability, Professional Indemnity, Management Liability and Financial Institutions insurance.


About Richard Beaumont
Richard Beaumont has been appointed Senior Underwriter, UK Liability at Probitas 1492. He joins from JLT’s new business team, prior to which he was responsible for the South UK underwriting of QBE’s Property, Casualty and Motor business. He has also held positions at Iron Trades Insurance Company (acquired by QBE) and Ace Europe.