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Specialty Lines

This business unit continues to provide considerable diversification to Hardy's overall risk profile. 

- Adrian Daws Business unit manager

Adrian Daws - Business unit manager

The specialty lines division is led by Adrian Daws. In addition to the classes referred to specifically below, Hardy also writes accident and health, traditional medical products, kidnap and ransom, and PA catastrophe treaty.

Financial Institutions

The financial institutions team leads business for a wide range of institutions with broad geographical reach. Bankers bond and professional indemnity coverages are underwritten. The account has limited liability exposure in the US and is underwritten by Adrian Daws, assisted by Graham Knowles, Olivia Hogan and Vickie Stacy.


The terrorism account is underwritten by Andrew Davies assisted by Brian Stonehill, Louise Sampson, Frankie Plato-Beale, James Boon and George Odd. Terrorism has developed from a commodity-based book to one providing lead and support capacity on a wide range of risks from around the world.

Political Risk

Hardy is an established leader in political risk and trade credit insurance. The account includes contract frustration, confiscation and trade credit.

Kidnap and Ransom

The account consists of both personal & corporate business and is underwritten in Guernsey assisted by the team in London.

Accident & Health

Accident health business has been written by Hardy for a number of years and is an area with good potential for growth. Products offered include PA, Medical Expense and PA Cat

Bankers Bond
Banks PI
Political Risks/trade credit
Accident & Health
Kidnap & Ransom
PA Catastrophe Treaty

Business unit manager
Adrian Daws

Financial Institutions
Adrian Daws
Graham Knowles
Olivia Hogan
Vickie Stacy
Andrew Davies
Brian Stonehill
Frankie Plato-Beale
George Odd
James Boon
Louise Sampson

Political Risk

Finn McGuirk
Andrew Tongue

Accident & Health

Adrian Daws
Laura Owen
Katie Gosling
Simon Buckley

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