Marine insurer makes VP appointment

AUGUST 8, 2016 — Fidelis Group Holdings, LLC and subsidiary Continental Underwriters, Ltd, have hired John Kirchhofer as Vice President of the Marine Division.

Headquartered in Covington, LA, Fidelis Group Holdings (FGH) is a leading provider of primary, excess, ocean cargo, and inland marine insurance for hull and maritime liability coverages (P&I) for vessel owners, shipbuilders, terminal operators, fleet operators, stevedores, cargo handlers, marine contractors and a variety of other maritime insurance products.

FGH provides underwriting, broker services, claims management and loss control assistance for its maritime clients. Its subsidiary, Continental Underwriters, Ltd., represents a number of highly rated marine insurers.

In his new position, Kirchhofer will be responsible for expanding the group's Brown Water Hull and Primary Marine Liability geographical footprint, which will complement FGH's growing national Inland Marine and Ocean Cargo product lines. He will report directly to H. Elder Brown, Jr., Chairman of FGH and will be based in the group's New York City office located at 100 William Street.

"We are pleased to have John join our organization. His marine background and underwriting expertise will be an integral part of our comprehensive growth strategy. His knowledge and reputation within the industry enhances our expanding portfolio of marine products," said H. Elder Brown. "John comes to FGH with over 20 years of experience in the marine industry, most recently as National Hull Manager and Senior Underwriter for XL Catlin. Before joining XL Catlin, he served as Vice President for RLI Marine, as well as Hull and Liability Manager for CNA Marine, respectively."

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