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Allied World Launches Surety Division

Posted on 28 Feb 2013 by Neilson

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Allied WorldAllied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG announced today that Allied World U.S. continues to expand its casualty operations with the launch of a new surety line of business, available for clients in the United States.  Robert Staples has been appointed Senior Vice President, Surety and will oversee the development of the new department. Mr. Staples will be based in Philadelphia and will report directly to Lou Iglesias, President, U.S. Property & Casualty.

Mr. Iglesias commented, "We continue to strategically expand our product offerings in the U.S. into markets where we believe we can make a meaningful impact.  Our underwriting team will provide key trading partners and customers with timely analysis and customized solutions to meet their evolving surety needs. Bob will be a great addition to our growing team in the U.S. and I look forward to working directly with him to build a first class operation."

Mr. Staples has over 30 years of underwriting experience in the insurance industry.  Prior to joining Allied World, he was most recently, Vice President and Product Line Manager for Environmental Surety at American International Group (AIG).  Mr. Staples holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the University of Michigan.

Allied World's U.S. surety line will offer contract and commercial surety bonds, as well as environmental  surety bonds, either on a standalone basis or in tandem with Allied World U.S.'s environmental insurance.  The line will target middle market accounts with capacity of $20 million per single contract and $50 million per aggregate program.  Higher limits are available based upon credit analysis.

For more information on Allied World's Surety products, please contact Mr. Staples direct at  

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.