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Moves aimed at bolstering broker relationships

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Roxanne Libatique

Fusion Specialty (Fusion), an Australia-headquartered MGA platform within Pop Group Holdings (POP), has announced new appointments to its London-based mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team.

Alexander Mackay (pictured) joins as partner and Tom Hopkins as associate. Their roles will focus on enhancing broker relationships and strengthening Fusion UK’s underwriting capacity.

Who is Alexander Mackay?

Mackay has extensive experience in M&A insurance within the London market, having spent five years working with leading insurers. In his previous roles, he managed broker relationships in London and international markets, which he aims to leverage in his new position.

Who is Tom Hopkins?

Hopkins, coming from a legal background, most recently worked with international law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in its venture capital division.

What to expect from new Fusion UK M&A team members

Both new hires will work with Samuel Shirley, the managing partner of UK M&A, and the London-based underwriting team.

“We are delighted to welcome Alex and Tom to Fusion as we continue to expand our footprint in the specialty M&A insurance sector both here in the UK as well as in our other key markets in the US, Europe, Australia, and Asia,” Shirley said. “We are always seeking to identify and hire team members who have the unique skills for our specialty insurance business. Alex and Tom both have proven backgrounds in M&A, giving us the underwriting expertise to support our growing business.”

Katherine Simmonds, CEO of Fusion International, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome Alex and Tom to Fusion. These appointments, as well as others we will soon be announcing globally, align with Fusion’s commitment to investing in talent and enabling innovation in product design and technology.”

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