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UK's Hiscox names Paul Cooper as CFO

By Reuters

<div> <p> -British insurer Hiscox Ltd said on Tuesday it has appointed industry veteran Paul Cooper as its group chief financial officer.</p> <p>The appointment comes at a time the Lloyd’s of London insurer is benefiting from strong premiums written this year, helped in part by a jump in cyber premiums in the wake of rising ransomware attacks.</p> <p>Cooper, who has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, joins Hiscox from asset manager and life insurer M&G, where he was interim <span class="caps">CFO</span>. He is also the finance chief for Prudential Assurance Co.</p> <p>Cooper previously served as finance director for Hiscox UK and Europe from 2006 to 2011.</p> <p>Last month, Hiscox said Liz Breeze would be the group’s <span class="caps">CFO</span> from Jan.1 on an interim basis.</p> </div>