Allied World Asia Hires Nigel Taylor as Head of Claims for the Asia Pacific Region

By Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Ag, PRNE
Sunday, December 12, 2010

ZUG, Switzerland, December 14, 2010 - Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE: AWH) announced today
that Nigel Taylor has joined the Allied World Asia team as Head of Claims for
the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Taylor will be based in Hong Kong reporting
directly to Colm Singleton, Senior Vice President, Chief Claims Officer for
Bermuda & International and William Cotter, Managing Director for the Asia
region. Mr. Taylor will be responsible for the planning and direction
of the claims operation for Allied World Asia, ensuring the delivery of a
responsive and client-focused service for clients throughout the Asia Pacific

Prior to joining Allied World Asia, Mr. Taylor worked for Munich Re Hong
Kong as Deputy Head of Claims for the Greater China region, responsible for
casualty and marine claims. Prior to Munich Re Hong Kong, he was with the
Corporation of Lloyd's in a market supervision and corporate governance role,
working in partnership with the Lloyd's syndicates to ensure effective claims
management. Mr. Taylor began working in insurance in 2002 as an in-house
legal advisor to Euler Hermes. Subsequently he joined Hiscox as a claims
adjuster, working with various lines of business including, professional &
financial lines, general casualty, construction surety bonds, marine & energy
liability, aerospace, terrorism and political risks. Mr. Taylor is a
non-practising barrister and ACII qualified. He has acquired mediation
experience in U.K., U.S. and Caribbean jurisdictions.

About Allied World Assurance Company

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, through its subsidiaries, is
a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance
and reinsurance solutions, offering superior client service through a global
network of branches and affiliates. Our insurance and reinsurance
subsidiaries are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, and our Lloyd's
Syndicate 2232 is rated A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor's and Fitch. Please
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