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Catherine is an underwriter in the Structured Risk Solutions (SRS) team at Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), which provides insurance solutions to financial and transactional risks that are typically more specialist and structured in nature than more traditional insurance products. In particular, she has structured and underwritten a number of innovative and bespoke risks for financial institutional clients whose motivation for seeking cover is strategic rather than a concern over the risk itself, such as capital relief or balance sheet optimisation. She is particularly active in the tranched credit portfolio and synthetic securitisation space, working with banks to provide an insurance policy that operates as unfunded credit risk mitigation for the purposes of legislation implementing Basel III.
The SRS team is part of the wider Financial Risk Solutions group at LSM that has long-served global and local banks and other private and sovereign financial institutions as a risk-sharing partner, giving support across a wide-variety of credit products and jurisdictions. LSM offers specialty and commercial insurance and reinsurance products across key UK, European, Middle East, US and other international locations. It provides brokers and insureds with a broad product range through both the Company and Lloyd’s markets and has approximately 1,700 employees in approximately 65 offices.
Catherine is a former practicing transactional lawyer, having advised bank, debt fund, private equity and corporate clients on a broad range of multi-jurisdictional financial transactions, with significant experience in leveraged acquisition finance.