LONDON--Aug 29, 2012--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE Group today announced its intention to open an office in Aberdeen before the end of 2012 as part of its continued strategy to enhance service for UK regional brokers and clients.
The branch will be ACE’s 12th in its UK and Ireland region and its second in Scotland, with nearly 200 employees already based in its established Glasgow offices.
ACE Aberdeen will support the delivery of services to brokers and clients based in the region, ensuring easy access to locally empowered decision makers.
David Robinson, Regional President UK and Ireland at ACE, said: “ACE has a solid regional presence throughout the UK and Ireland. The move to open an office in Aberdeen is in response to broker demand and demonstrates our continued commitment to offer underwriting and service capabilities in key areas of both geographical and competitive strength for ACE.”
Andy Macfarlane, Regional Manager for Scotland at ACE, added: “Our Aberdeen office will allow us to better meet the diverse needs of our Scottish brokers and their clients. In particular, a local presence and access to enhanced local knowledge will allow us to provide our broker partners in the northeast of Scotland with an improved level of service and demonstrates our commitment to further building our business in the region.”
The Aberdeen office will service all lines of business and trade sectors within the region, with a particular focus on the oil and gas sector and clients with expanding overseas operations.
Further announcements are expected in the fourth quarter.
The ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 53 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of the ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.
ACE UK & Ireland’s five regions are:
∙ Ireland (Dublin and Belfast) ∙ Scotland (Glasgow) ∙ The North (Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle) ∙ Midlands (Birmingham) ∙ London and South East (London, Maidstone, Reading, Watford)
Additional information can be found at: www.acegroup.com/uk
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