RiskPoint Expands Into Asia With the Strategic Hire of Maria Steeples to Launch Its Singapore Office

Following our successful expansion into North America last year, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Maria Steeples as Managing Director and Head of M&A for Asia Pacific. Maria will lead the opening of our Singapore office which will strengthen our worldwide offering and establish RiskPoint as a truly global specialist underwriting agency. Maria will drive the growth of our M&A insurance business across Asia Pacific together with Astrid O`Reilly as Chief Underwriting Officer for the region.

Having spent more than 14 years advising clients and insurers on M&A insurance throughout Asia, as Head of the Global M&A Insurance practice at Morrison & Foerster, Maria is widely recognised as one of the most experienced and respected professionals in M&A insurance in the region.

Nikolai Djupesland Global Head of M&A & Partner

Singapore has been an important part of our strategic plan for some time and we are extremely excited to have Maria on board to lead our team in Asia Pacific. Maria’s industry knowledge, local expertise and market stature is unrivalled and we are thrilled to have her spearhead our vision to build an eminent local market for M&A insurance throughout the region.

Whilst initially focusing on Asian M&A insurance, the Singapore platform will enable us to broaden the geographic scope of other lines of business in line with the needs of our carriers and clients. We intend to be fully operational and open for business in Q1 2023.

About RiskPoint Group

RiskPoint Group is a global Managing General Underwriter (MGU) providing best in class insurance solutions to businesses and their advisors. RiskPoint operates globally with locations in 13 countries across Europe, the U.S and Asia and have more than 200 employees. Our specialist and seasoned underwriters have in depth industry and product knowledge whilst our professional claims team provide a unique and pro-active approach to assisting our clients when claims occurs.

Together we offer a wide range of insurance solutions within the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Renewable Energy, Liabilities including Financial Lines and Cyber, Off-Shore Upstream, Property & Construction and Accident & Health. The RiskPoint core values are: trust, openness and honesty, respect and tolerance, drive and dedication as well as being part of a winning team in a competitive environment.