Allied World Europe Appoints New Vice President for Zug Office

By Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Ag, PRNE
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

ZUG, Switzerland, September 8, 2011 -

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE: AWH) announced today that Kurt Fleischmann has joined Allied World Europe as Vice President, General Casualty & Professional Lines.  Mr. Fleischmann will be based in Zug, Switzerland where Allied World recently launched a new direct insurance underwriting platform. He will oversee the regional development of this portfolio, which includes primary and excess General Liability and Professional and Management Liability products such as Professional Indemnity, Directors & Officers, Representations and Warranties. 

Frank D’Orazio, President, Bermuda & International Insurance, commented, “We are very excited that Kurt has joined the Allied World Europe team.  His three decades of experience in the industry, and extensive contacts throughout continental Europe will be a great asset as we continue building our insurance operations internationally.  Combined with the launch of our new Swiss operating company last week, we are in a great position to support further expansion in Europe.”

Mr. Fleischmann has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry and has held various underwriting and management positions at Torus, ACE and Swiss Re.

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 offices and branches. All of Allied World’s rated insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries are rated A by A.M. Best Company, A by Standard & Poor’s, and A2 by Moody’s, and our Lloyd’s Syndicate 2232 is rated A+ by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch. Please visit for further information on Allied World.

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