Amalfi Underwriting opens in London market

A new specialist lines underwriting agency has opened in the London market with the launch of Amalfi Underwriting. The firm will underwrite $25m of premium income in its first year of operation and has appointed Peter Smith as director of underwriting for the new venture. The company will focus on a diverse speciality lines portfolio, serving a variety of niche markets, writing both insurance and reinsurance with capital provided by both QBE European Operations and Limit Syndicates.