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Charlie Matheson


I oversee a global team of K&R underwriters operating out of London, Guernsey, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney. In addition to providing K&R and marine piracy coverage, my team is increasingly focused on a more diverse range of personal security risks and crisis response solutions.

Product Expertise

Geographic Focus

  • UK & IrelandUnited Kingdom

I am the Global Product Head for Kidnap & Ransom Insurance and the regional head for the UK & Ireland. I’ve worked in the insurance industry since 2004, specialising in K&R since 2006, and have provided K&R and other security-related insurance products to a diverse group of clients around the world. Before joining XL Catlin in 2013, I was a broker and lead the specialist K&R team at JLT. My experience on both the broking and underwriting sides has given me exposure to retail and wholesale business, corporates and private clients, insurance and reinsurance, as well as MGAs, affinity schemes and other sources of alternative distribution.


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