MGA Nexus Group has added Bruce Simmons to its US specialty platform as vice president – management and professional liability.

Bruce Simmons – Nexus

Nexus said the hire builds on the successful launch of the new financial lines division, providing a full suite of management and professional liability products including miscellaneous professional liability, D&O, employment practices, fidelity, fiduciary, employed lawyers and cyber all written on a primary or excess basis.

Nexus added that the launch of its financial lines business comes as the market has hardened and capacity is strained, highlighting that it is “well placed to deliver an exceptional service offering to their broker partners”.

Prior to joining Nexus, Simmons was most recently chief underwriting officer of MGA Zon Re LLC and his career has included roles at Gen Re, Allied World and Axa XL, all within the management and professional liability sphere.

Adam Kembrooke, CEO and president, Nexus Group US said: “I am delighted that Bruce has agreed to join our exciting business. His deep technical understanding of our product coverages will certainly enhance our growing US financial product lines and service offerings to the US market.”

Stacy Paquet, head of management and professional lines at Nexus Specialty commented: “We’re thrilled that Bruce has joined the team, and I am very much looking forward to working with him to grow and develop our product and to deliver the first rate service that we have already become known for.”

Simmons added: “I’m excited about working alongside Adam and Stacy. We share a common vision that data analytics will help drive best in class underwriting, relationship management and service deliverables to our SME clients. 

“That vision, coupled with the entrepreneurial spirit, great culture and history of success that is Nexus created a truly unique career opportunity for me,” he concluded.