Covéa Insurance expands its Real Estate proposition with new appointment

21st April 2015

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 16.6 billion Euros in premiums in 2020.   

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 2 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

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 1900 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos.  It holds ServiceMark accreditation with Distinction for its Personal Lines operation and its Commercial & HNW Claims teams, as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial business.  Covéa Insurance is signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter and the insurance Inclusivity Pledge and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

Recently, Covéa Insurance won the General Insurer of the Year award at the British Insurance Awards 2021. It was named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards and as the Best Employer at the Yorkshire Financial Awards.  They were also recipients of the Best Insurer title at the British Claims Awards, High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards, the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards.

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