Pioneer teams up with city law firm

gavellaw booksPioneer Underwriters has gone into partnership with law firm Simmons & Simmons to provide regulatory and risk management support to its financial service clients. The partnership will also allow Pioneer access to “elexica”, the online legal service provided by Simmons. Richard Coello, head of financial institutions at Pioneer Underwriters, says that in today’s market, insurance is not simply about paying claims if the worst should happen. It is about offering clients effective pre-planning and risk management to prevent or mitigate losses before they occur. James Pollock, partner and head of insurance at Simmons says: “Given our long-standing relationship with Richard and his team, we are pleased to have this opportunity to work with Pioneer as it continues to develop innovative and market-leading insurance solutions for financial institutions clients.” ©2015 funds europe

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