Blenheim Underwriting expands political risk team

Blenheim Underwriting expands political risk team 150 150 Haggie Partners

Blenheim Underwriting is pleased to announce the recruitment of Tamsin Plumptre and Ed Fox to its political risk underwriting team. They will both play a pivotal role in Blenheim’s expansion into the political risk sector.

Plumptre, who joined on 8 November, brings with her more than 17 years’ experience. Most recently, she was head of structured credit, political and security risks at the Canadian independent broker EQUA Specialty. Prior to her time in Canada, Plumptre spent more than 10 years in the London market at both JLT group and Willis Towers Watson. She has a wealth of expertise in working with financial institutions and has extensive knowledge in the security, political and trade risk field.

Fox, who will join on 15 November, was previously a political risk and violence underwriter at NOA Syndicate 3902. Before this he held the same position at AmTrust at Lloyd’s, where he worked collaboratively with a series specialist brokers. Fox will take a leading role in shaping Blenheim’s underwriting portfolio and will have a particular focus on their trader clients.

David James, senior political risk underwriter at Blenheim said: “I am delighted to welcome Tamsin and Ed to complete the build out of our political risk team. As we continue to see an increased demand across the range of political risk products, appointments such as this will be a key part in helping us strengthen our capabilities. I anticipate a strong start for them, as well as the whole team in the coming months, as we continue to support our clients who are navigating through opportunities of a rebounding economy.”