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Zurich, 8 June 2017 – Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has opened a new office in Manchester, United Kingdom, in order to grow its regional commercial insurance portfolio. The operation will serve large and upper midsized companies through national broking partners with focus on primary Property, Casualty and select Specialty business. Shelley Wright has been appointed Head Manchester Office, effective 7 June.

Located in Spinningfields, the Manchester office will serve as a regional hub for primary commercial insurance business in northern England and the Midlands, and will be fully operational by mid-July.

"We're excited to open an office in Manchester, a major commercial insurance hub," states Marc Davis, Head UK. "By establishing our presence in this regional market, we plan to strengthen existing relationships and capitalise on opportunities for growth with clients and brokers.”

Shelley Wright has joined the company to lead the new operation. A senior insurance executive with more than 30 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the regional market, she will be responsible for implementing our expansion strategy across the UK.

"Shelley will help our UK team continue to strengthen our regional market position," said Mr. Davis. "The depth of her industry experience, combined with her successful track record in the UK regional markets, makes her the ideal leader to deliver on our plans. I'm looking forward to working with her as we build our team in Manchester and provide clients and brokers with relevant solutions and services locally."

Mary Bourke Stöckle
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