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Arch Insurance appoints new professional indemnity head

David Longley has joined Arch Insurance International’s (Arch) professional lines team as the new professional indemnity (PI) head, effective immediately.

Longley has more than 25 years of PI-focused underwriting experience in Lloyd’s and the company market. Before joining Arch, he had been with AXA XL since 2011, most recently as the deputy UK PI manager. He also held PI underwriting roles at ACE Group and Liberty Mutual.

As the new head of PI, Longley will manage Arch’s London Market SME and Large Account PI underwriting teams to further develop and expand the portfolio, as well as provide technical oversight for the UK Regional and Australian PI underwriting teams. He will be based in London and report to Duncan Smith, head of professional lines.

Smith said Longley is an excellent addition to Arch’s professional lines team due to his wealth of PI expertise and proven track record for portfolio development and management.

β€œHis appointment is a significant step forward in Arch’s continued drive to increase our relevance to our brokers, strengthen our market standing, and deliver informed solutions in response to evolving opportunities in this class,” Smith added.

Aside from appointing a new professional lines member, Arch recently added a new head of terrorism, political violence, and war to its highly experienced underwriting team and a new senior professional liability underwriter to its professional liability team.

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