XL Catlin’s insurance operations today announced that it has extended its partnership with S-RM, the leading specialist risk and business intelligence consultancy, effective January 1st, 2017.S-RM becomes XL Catlin’s provider of choice for delivering kidnap response services to XL Catlin’s Kidnap & Ransom policy holders, worldwide. The company has put together a team, dedicated to XL Catlin, of 18 highly experienced professionals across the world, qualified to help prevent and respond to kidnap and ransom incidents as well as crises like, political evacuation, maritime piracy, active assailant attacks and workplace violence.XL Catlin’s clients will have access to advisory services designed to help prevent and respond to kidnap, ransom or extortion events. S-RM’s services include full access to S-RM’s Global Security Insight platform providing information on political and security risks.Charlie Matheson, Global Head of Kidnap & Ransom at XL Catlin, commented: “S-RM has been an integral part of XL Catlin’s crisis management insurance solutions since 2013. They are a highly sophisticated intelligence company with superb client servicing and a stellar reputation; we are proud to count them as a key partner. Their leading threat mapping, country risk reporting and crisis management services provide real value to our clients.He added: “S-RM is a partner of choice for XL Catlin. Their global footprint allows them to support our clients across the globe and the breadth of crisis management services they offer, from kidnap and ransom prevention training to cyber security planning, sets them apart in the market.”Heyrick Bond Gunning, Chief Executive Officer, S-RM, commented: “We are delighted to have extended our relationship with XL Catlin. The combination of S-RM’s Global Security Insight platform, hugely experienced team of responders and cyber extortion experts will further distinguish XL Catlin in this complex and sophisticated insurance space.”XL Catlin provides brokers and their clients a suite of solutions including Kidnap and Ransom, War, Terrorism and Political Violence, Product Recall and Event Cancellation.About XL Catlin’s Insurance OperationsXL 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 xlcatlin.com.About XL CatlinXL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group Ltd’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 xlcatlin.com.