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XL Catlin has announced that today Danilo Saitta has joined its insurance operation as Financial Lines Underwriting Manager, France.The appointment supports XL Catlin’s drive to further strengthen its Financial Lines capabilities across Europe, providing brokers and clients with a broad range of insurance coverages including Professional Indemnity, Directors & Officers and insurance solutions for Financial Institutions as well as its latest solution for Operational risks.Commenting on the appointment, Javier Ybarra, Financial Lines Regional Underwriting Manager, EMEA, said: “Danilo’s expertise and knowledge of the local market will bring great value to our clients in France. His underwriting experience of writing Directors & Officers and Professional Liability makes him a great fit for this role”.Kadidja Sinz, Country Manager, France and Belgium, commented: “According to projections, France will see increasing GDP growth rate and purchasing power, and a decline in unemployment over 2016. In this context, we’re expecting French companies to keep investing in their development. Growing our Financial Lines business in France will help us better support their ambitions”.Danilo has 15 years’ experience in insurance. He joins XL Catlin from Torus Insurance Limited where he served as Senior Underwriter Manager and was responsible for the underwriting of Financial Lines in France since 2014. He previously worked for CNA Insurance Company Limited where he served as Regional Manager, France & Italy from 2011 to 2014. He had joined CNA as a Senior Underwriter in 2004 before holding various management roles within the company.About the XL Catlin Insurance OperationsThe XL Catlin insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL Catlin as their partner. To learn more, visit XL CatlinXL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group plc’s (NYSE:XL) insurance and reinsurance companies which provide property, casualty, professional and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world.  Clients look to XL Catlin for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit