James Short

Terrorism Underwriter
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About James

I am a Senior Underwriter within the Hiscox London Market Political Violence team. I’ve worked in Insurance since 2010, mostly at Hiscox but with a short spell spent underwriting at MS Amlin between 2017 and 2020. I specialise in the Malicious Attack product line and spend my time underwriting by email or at the box, and travelling to meet brokers and clients around the world. Prior to insurance I completed a master’s degree in Modern History at The University of Manchester, and worked for a brief time in South Korea.

Outside of work I am a keen Hiker, Cyclist and Rugby fan. I am also a dreadful guitarist.


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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