HDI Global has announced the appointment of James Guardino as its new Political Risk and Credit Underwriter in Singapore, a move which expand HDI’s offering in the region.
Guardino joins HDI from Markel, where he was a trade credit and political risk underwriter. He has previously worked as a broker at Aon and the Texel Group and has been based in Singapore for over 10 years.
Graham Silton, HDI Global’s Managing Director and Principal Officer in Singapore, welcomed Guardino to the business: “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.”
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 their portfolio and will be backed by capacity and expertise from HDI Global Specialty SE. This initiative provides an 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 Graham Silton and Nick Robinson, HDI Global Specialty SE’s Head of Political & Credit Risk in London.
Robinson said: “Providing capacity and thought leadership in the Singapore and wider Asian market is a key objective within the development strategy of our Political and Credit risk coverage. We’re delighted to welcome and support James with this initiative.”
Guardino commented: “HDI has a strong and growing reputation in Asia and I’m looking forward to bringing new opportunities to the business as we grow our Political & Credit Risk market footprint in the region.”