November 17, 2010 at 10:00 AM EST
Allied World Announces Kirsten Faria to Speak at the Cayman Captive Forum 2010

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd (NYSE: AWH) announced today that Kirsten Faria, Senior Vice President for Bermuda and International Healthcare, will speak at the 2010 Cayman Captive Forum 2010. The event takes place at The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman from November 30-December 2, 2010. Ms. Faria will speak as part of an industry panel on Thursday, December 2.

Ms. Faria is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic marketing plans for the Bermuda and International Healthcare division; profit and loss performance for this book of business; development of pricing mechanisms and employee training.  Ms. Faria was previously with Marsh Global Broking (Bermuda) Ltd. where she was responsible for large Excess Liability and Healthcare placements in the Bermuda market.  Ms. Faria holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University.

About Allied World Assurance Company

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd, through its subsidiaries, is a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions, offering superior client service through a global network of branches and affiliates. Our insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, and our Lloyd's Syndicate 2232 is rated A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor's and Fitch. Please visit our website at www.awac.com for further information on Allied World.

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SOURCE Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd

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