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Steve Boughal named head of Diversified Financial Group for Zurich North America

June 3, 2019

Steve BoughalSteve Boughal has been named head of Diversified Financial Group, which is part of Zurich North America’s Management Solutions Group.

In this role, Boughal will be responsible for driving the success and profitable growth of Zurich’s Financial Institutions’ management liability and professional liability books of business. He will be based in New York and report to Brian Benjamin, head of Management Solutions for Zurich’s U.S. Commercial Insurance.


Boughal worked for the last nine years at the Hartford as Chief Underwriting Officer for Hartford Financial Products. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Travelers as the national practice leader for Investment Advisers and Funds. He also served in various underwriting positions at Kemper and AIG.

“Steve is a recognized industry leader known for his underwriting acumen and creation of leading underwriting strategies,” Benjamin said. “Steve has a deep understanding of management and professional liability lines, and we look forward to the strong underwriting and leadership he brings to the Diversified Financial Group.”

Boughal earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Quantitative Economics from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and a Certified Financial Risk Manager.