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Hamilton Appoints AIG’s Friston for Financial Lines; WTW hires Marsh’s Baker for FINEX Banking; Howden Re taps Berkley Re’s Pike for treaty reinsurance

ByElla E. Kidwell

Jan 19, 2022

This edition of International People Moves details appointments at Hamilton Re, Willis Towers Watson and Howden Re.

A summary of these new recruits follows here.

Hamilton appoints AIG’s Friston for financial lines insurance

David Frison

Hamilton Insurance Group Ltd. announced the launch of Financial Lines Insurance in Hamilton Re Ltd., the Bermuda-based company’s insurance and reinsurance operating subsidiary, with the appointment of David Frison as senior vice president, responsible for Financial Lines Insurance.

Report to Tim Duffin, Chief Underwriting Officer, Hamilton Re, Friston joined this month from AIG and is based in Bermuda.

Friston has decades of experience in the financial lines industry, most recently senior vice president and director of financial lines at AIG in Bermuda where he spent 11 years and also held several director positions at AIG. Prior to AIG, Friston spent over 15 years in various Chubb entities, based in London, Australia and New York, having started his career in banking, where he spent time working in India and London. .


WTW Hires Marsh’s Baker for FINEX Banking Team

Julie Boulanger

Insurance broker W.T.W. announced the appointment of Julie Boulanger as Head of Relationship Management for the Banking Industry, based in London and reporting to Marcus Porter-Wright, GB Head of Financial Institutions FINEX.

At Marsh for over 20 years, Baker has designed and managed bespoke financial line programs for a wide range of financial services clients within the FINPRO division. Baker is also Marsh’s Growth Leader for the Financial Services team, responsible for driving new business and expanding the division.

She joins WTW in April 2022 and will be responsible for growing and developing the banking client portfolio.


Howden Re hires Pike from Berkley Re as manager. Dir., Reinsurance Treaty, APAC

Richard Pique

Howden Re announced that Richard Pique will join the company as Executive Director, Treaty Reinsurance from April 2022. Pike will report to Stephen Warwick, Asia-Pacific Treaty Manager, and will be based in Sydney.

He will be responsible for serving Asia-Pacific customers and markets as part of the organization’s growing Treaty Reinsurance team.

Pike joins after 10 years at Berkley Re where he was responsible for regional ceded reinsurance. Prior to Berkley, he spent 20 years as a reinsurance broker, most recently at Aon Benfield in London.

“We are delighted to welcome Richard to Howden Re and to return to brokerage. Howden Re continues to grow and recruit talent in the Asia Pacific region with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney to support our clients, working as one team across the region,” commented Elliot Richardson, President of Howden Reinsurance Brokers.

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