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XL Catlin has appointed Maria L. Duhart as Head of Commercial Bonds. Based in Summit, NJ, Ms. Duhart reports to Dan Riordan, Global Head of Political Risk, Credit and Bond (PRCB) and is charged with leading the effort to grow the group’s Commercial Bond team.

Commenting on the appointment, Dan Riordan said: “As a leading market for PRCB business, we are relentlessly focused on strengthening our capabilities and product offering. Maria is a talented and recognized leader in the market. She brings a wealth of experience in the commercial bond space which will further support our growth strategies and most importantly, support the needs of our clients and partners.”

Ms. Duhart joins XL Catlin with 20 years of experience in insurance, business strategy and finance. She most recently served as Head of Commercial Surety at Nationwide. Previously she held the roles of Regional Commercial Surety Manager, Assistant Vice President – Surety and Senior Surety Underwriting Specialist at Chubb. She is a graduate from the Catholic University of Argentina and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from New York University.

XL Catlin offers political risk, credit and bonds to clients involved in trade, finance, infrastructure, energy, and other sectors. Clients include multinational companies, financial institutions, exporters and manufacturers, commodity traders, and export credit agencies and development finance institutions.

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