HDI Global Specialty SE, the Netherlands is a new insurance player in the Dutch market. It is based in Rotterdam and was opened on the 1st of January 2020. HDI Global Specialty SE has dynamic, diverse and highly experienced colleagues who focus primarily on Financial Lines (Professional Indemnity and Directors & Officers) and Niche Markets (such as Crisis Management, Specie, Fine Art, Events & Films, Cyber and Work Accident). HDI Global Specialty SE’s goal is to become the number 1 Specialty Lines insurer in the Netherlands which we define as achieving Healthy Growth, Happy Customers and Proud Employees. The Dutch operation is part of HDI Global Specialty SE worldwide, which is part of the renowned Talanx insurance group based in Hannover.

Faisal Setoe, Managing Director of HDI Global Specialty: “As an insurance company Data is our core business. By accelerating in the area of Data Analytics through the ECDA partnership we can achieve our ambition to become the number 1 in our field. In this regard we expect to use the knowledge and skills from the Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics (1) with specific short-term projects such as evaluating and updating our pricing tools, process analytics, long-term profitability calculations, correlation and claims analyses and (2) exploring and capturing on the opportunities Data Analytics has for fact based decision making and turning us into a next level data driven company”.

Gerrit Schipper, executive director of ECDA: “With HDI Global Specialty SE, the Netherlands, we add an important organization to our ecosystem of public and private partners. This will allow us to put our activities even more at the service of achieving social impact through the use of data and algorithms, in line with our university’s strategy”.