The StarStone United States has announced that the newly created excess and superfluous property dividend will be chaired by Alison Oliphant. Oliphant will be responsible for all aspects of the business unit, including direct control of underwriting teams for the E&S industry. Before the 2021 renovation period, StarStone USA plans to start the new division.
The new property division adds to the current losses of the business, benefits for employees, management and professional obligations, medical risks as well as trade P&C insurance divisions on maritime and energy matters.
Jeff Consolino, CEO of StarStone USA, said that I am looking forward to working with Alison while we are developing a leading specialty insurance business. Alison is a seasoned insurance broker with an established track record of developing successful property insurance firms from scratch. She has spent her career in real estate and has vast experience in business, marketing, and capital management.
The market is obviously expected to expand commercial property because premium rates and capacity contracts are rising. A team that continues to build on StarStone’s strategic and creative view will be led by Alison.
Prior to joining the firm, Oliphant worked for the Velocity Risk Underwriters division of Nephila Capital as Chief Commercial Lines and Chief Enterprising Officer. She was President of Special Risk Entry Company and Executive Vice President of AmWINS, Alabama, for eight years before joining Velocity. At CRC Insurance Services, she started her career.