James Guardino
James Guardino
17 July 2023news

HDI Global enters political risk and credit market

HDI Global SE Singapore (HDI) has entered the political risk and credit market in Asia with the underwriting appointment of James Guardino, effective immediately.

Guardino joins HDI from Markel where he was a trade credit and political risk underwriter. Prior to that he was a broker at Aon and the Texel Group. He has been based in Singapore for over 10 years. 

“I’m delighted to bring someone of James’ ability and track record to the business as we enter the Political Risk and Credit market in Asia,” said Graham Silton, HDI’s managing director and principal officer in Singapore. “He has gained a wealth of experience in a relatively short period of time and I am looking forward to working alongside him as we build out our product offering in the region.”

HDI Global currently offers property, casualty, engineering, marine cargo and power & energy in Asia. The Singapore branch functions as a hub for the Southeast Asian market and underpins its ambition to be a global player. The hire of Guardino adds political risk and credit to the portfolio and will be backed by capacity and expertise from HDI Global Specialty SE.

According to the company this initiative provides a good example for the ambition of HDI Global to be recognized from its broker partners and industrial customers as a one-stop shop in terms of its product offering.

Guardino will have a dual reporting line, to both Silton and Nick Robinson, HDI Global Specialty SE’s head of political & credit risk in London.