Scor Specialty adds fine art/specie underwriter to marine team

France-based Scor Specialty Insurance, the corporate risk division of reinsurer Scor, has hired Richard Morris to join its marine team. Morris will be based in London.

Morris will focus on jewellers’ block and cash in transit, underwriting on the carrier’s Lloyd’s platform and working alongside the fine art and cargo teams. Morris joins the Paris-based re/insurer from StarStone, where he oversaw the insurer’s specie account. Morris had spent 10 years at Torus Insurance.

Gregory Delaisse, global head of marine single-risk underwriting, said that “the specie market is experiencing a true hardening and capacity is becoming increasingly constrained”, adding that Morris’s expertise would be used to identify new opportunities for growth.