Lindsey Fyfe, Kyle Rolf, Beazley
17 February 2021Actuarial & underwriting

Beazley hires underwriters to write violent incident and abuse coverage

Beazley, the specialist insurer, has appointed two underwriters in the US to write deadly weapons protection (DWP) and safeguard, insurance solutions that help its clients reduce the risk of violent incidents or abuse.

Lindsey Fyfe joins Beazley in Atlanta from Risk Placement Services where she spent more than seven years, specialising in casualty risks. She was formerly an associate broker at AmWINS Group for two-and-a-half years.

Kyle Rolf joins in Southern California, having previously been a senior territory manager at Liberty Mutual, focused on portfolio management and business development. He joined the company as a commercial underwriter in 2013.

Beazley said DWP and Safeguard address two of the most serious incidents that organisations and individuals can face today: allegations of abuse and the incursion of armed assailants intent on inflicting harm.

Christina Herald, executive risk underwriter and Safeguard US product lead at Beazley, said the appointments bring fresh skills and experience to the team.

Chris Parker, head of terrorism and DWP at Beazley, said: “Human behavior is complex and unpredictable and the negative effects can wreak havoc on your organisation and your reputation. Effective risk management is essential to reduce the risk of these events happening. Organisations need crisis management and communications in place should an incident occur, as events unfold quickly and demand an urgent and well-coordinated response.”