Swiss Re Corporate Solutions will debut a standalone excess and surplus (E&S) business unit in North America.

This unit will include Swiss Re’s traditional E&S property and E&S casualty groups, which will be fortified with the addition of multiple lines of business in the near future.

Ella Broks has been appointed head of E&S Sales North America. In her new role, Broks will lead E&S sales efforts and business partner relationships. She has been with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions for the past six years, most recently leading the Broker Relationship Management team.

Swiss Re said these changes should have little to no impact on the day-to-day interaction between underwriting units and its brokers, but the hope is that having a dedicated unit for the U.S. E&S market will allow it to better respond to specific needs.

The insurer promised more details will be forthcoming on the final structure of the unit.

Source: Swiss Re