New team led by Paul Freeman

Liberty International Underwriters Europe has expanded its professional indemnity presence with a new team covering the market for Independent Financial Advisers.

The IFA team will be led by Paul Freeman, assistant vice president, who joined LIU Europe on 2 March. He will be supported by underwriter Sam Goodier and underwriting assistant Alex Jones, who both joined the company at the beginning of January. Additionally, IFA market expert Glyn Morris will work with LIU Europe as a consultant.

The IFA team will report into Alan Telford, LIU Europe’s head of professional Indemnity for Europe, and the business will initially be written out of London for UK-based clients.

Alan Telford said: “The current financial climate has made this a particularly challenging and vulnerable time for independent financial advisers. As a result, it is imperative that firms have their Professional Indemnity cover with a company that fully understands their insurance needs.

"At LIU Europe, we have a long tradition of providing some of the best professional indemnity policies on the market and we are delighted that Paul, Sam and Alex have chosen to join us, allowing us to extend our services to IFAs.”