Martin McBrearty joins Brace
We are delighted to announce that Martin McBrearty has joined Brace Underwriting from Hiscox. Martin joins Brace as the Head of UK & Europe, leading and developing the expansion of Brace into these new territories.
Martin, a Hiscox partner, worked at Hiscox for eighteen years in various senior underwriting roles, including running the Underwriting Partnerships UK & Europe division for the past 10 years which focused on MGAs writing alternative classes of business.
Brace was set up in Q4 2019 to address the demand for capacity that can handle multi-line and alternative risks and has been writing on behalf of Syndicate 4242 since 1st January, 2020.
Brace is backed by Beat Capital Partners Ltd. John Cavanagh, Chairman of both Beat and Brace, stated that “We are delighted to have Martin joining the expanding Brace team. Martin brings a wealth of experience to Brace at an exciting time in its evolution. The opportunities in our chosen area of alternative risk MGA’s are considerable.”
Brace CEO Charles Rawlins said “We are thrilled to have Martin on board and look forward to working with him on expanding the Brace offering throughout the UK & Europe. Martin’s record as an underwriter is exemplary and he has a true understanding of the business we are looking to write.”
Martin McBrearty – “I’m thrilled to be joining the Brace Underwriting business. It’s a uniquely talented team with underwriting at its core.”