Hiscox has landed a recruitment coup by poaching Prudential’s UK and European financial officer.

Hiscox has landed Hamayou Akbar Hussain, known as Aki, to head up its finance.

Hussain will lead the and development of the financial team and oversee the insurer’s investments.

Bronek Masojada, chief executive of Hiscox, said: “Mr Hussain will be an excellent addition to our executive team, bringing first-class financial services experience, strong regulatory exposure, and a fresh perspective.  I believe we can learn a great deal from him and look forward to welcoming him aboard.”

Mr Hussain said: “Hiscox has a strong track record of excellent underwriting, delivering good returns to shareholders, and targeting profitable growth. I’m delighted to be joining Hiscox and look forward to contributing to the realisation of Hiscox’s ambitions.”