Covéa Insurance expands its Real Estate proposition with new appointment

21st April

Covéa Insurance has increased its underwriting capability, with the appointment of experienced Real Estate underwriter Rickee Murrell as Senior Regional Underwriter, to support the growth of its new Real Estate product, launched last year.

Rickee is based in the specialist Real Estate Team at the company’s London City office where he will use his experience (gained at Axa and RSA) to facilitate trading of the Covéa Insurance Real Estate product. Rickee has established strong links and excellent working relationships with key Real Estate brokers trading in London, and across the South East, that will be beneficial in his new role.

Gareth Roberts, who joined the Covéa Insurance team as London Real Estate Leader in September last year, explained the reason behind Rickee’s appointment:

“We have an excellent Real Estate proposition that’s proving to be very successful. Rickee’s appointment will support the growth of this business class by ensuring brokers have ready access to experienced underwriters who can make decisions and provide the service and cover their clients need. He will add capacity to our team and help us to harness the potential we see for growth in Real Estate scaling up our trading capability and accelerating the sustained profitable growth of our commercial account.”




About Covéa Insurance

Covea Insurance plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France, generating over 16.9 billion Euros in premiums in 2018.  

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 1.5 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s A+ stable rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa.  It has Gold Investors in People accreditation and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

The company offers motor, household, protection, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels. Employing over 1800 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos, having Investors In People Gold accreditation and is signatory to the HM Treasury Women In Finance Charter. It also has World Class service accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service for its Motor Claims, Home Claims and Underwriting Services teams as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial and Mid/High Net Worth business.

In 2018, Covéa Insurance were recipients of the Personal Lines Insurer of the Year award at both the British Insurance Awards and the Insurance Times Awards and was the top rated insurer in the Insurance Times Broker Service Survey for both Personal and Commercial Lines.

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