David Message to take over Torus’ offshore underwriting team in London
6th February 2009
Torus is pleased to announce that David Message, currently at XL insurance, will take charge of Torus’ offshore underwriting team in London, at a date to be determined. Market losses following hurricanes Gustav and Ike indicate insurance for offshore assets remains very testing for both buyers and sellers. The appointment of David Message adds strength in depth to Torus’s existing resources at an important time and underlines Torus’ growing commitment to this area of business.
David Hope, Torus’ Chief Underwriting Officer commented, ‘David Message is a recognised leader in the offshore insurance market. His understanding of the market and the particular challenges it faces has earned him much respect. We will benefit from his experience and leadership in the offshore arena which is a key focus for us. It goes without saying that we are delighted to welcome David to Torus.’