James Short

Terrorism Underwriter
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About James

I originally joined Hiscox in December 2009 as an Operations Technician before transferring to the Political Violence Underwriting team in 2013. Between 2017 and 2020 I worked as an Underwriter at MS Amlin before rejoining Hiscox as a Senior Political Violence Underwriter in June 2020.

Prior to Insurance I studied Modern History at the University of East Anglia and Manchester University before taking a year out to teach English in South Korea. Outside of work I enjoy Hiking, Cycling, and watching Rugby.


From Hiscox Malicious Attack, to threat, NCBR and political violence, Hiscox London Market provides proactive and innovative solutions against the latest global threats.

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29th January 2021

60 seconds with...Richard Halstead

War, Terrorism and Political Violence Line Underwriter, Rich Halstead on how he stumbled into insurance and the risks of a post-COVID world leading to mass unrest in countries a...

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