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Singapore – February 18, 2016 – XL Catlin’s insurance segment today announced it has appointed a new Underwriter, Lim Mei Yean, to its Political Risk and Trade Credit team based in Singapore.

Ms. Lim joins XL Catlin from Asia Capital Reinsurance where she held the position of Underwriter specialising in trade credit treaty reinsurance and specialised facultative reinsurance placements. Ms. Lim has more than 13 years of industry experience covering credit and risk management at Trafigura, Cargill and Euler Hermes.

Commenting, Mark Houghton, XL Catlin Asia Pacific’s Regional Manager for Political Risk and Trade Credit said: “Mei Yean’s broad experience in key markets such as China and Japan, as well as her depth of experience in commodity trade brings a strong level of support for our underwriting capabilities in the Asia Pacific region.”

David Guest, XL Catlin’s Regional Leader for Crisis Management added : “Asia Pacific is a diverse yet evolving region in the context of political risk and trade credit insurance. As more companies in Asia Pacific are seeking growth opportunities in emerging markets, we are developing XL Catlin’s capabilities to support their investments and ensure they have adequate risk management policies in place to manage disruptive political events and evolving credit risks.” 

The XL Catlin Political Risk and Trade Credit underwriting team in Singapore  currently comprises  five people, including three  specialist underwriters. About the XL Catlin Insurance Operations

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