Transforming the specialist insurance experience

SME Focus

Fusion offers specialist SME Insurance designed by and for Entrepreneurs.

Expertise

Fusion offers you the benefits of a highly experienced and knowledgeable team, with an excellent track record in delivering specialist insurance. The Team has worked on over 500 M&A policies over the past decade.

Power of Personalization

Fusion’s Team applies its expertise to create bespoke solutions and policies that match the specific needs of individual customers, taking into account the risk profiles of each.

Power of Partnership

Fusion is part of a unique specialist insurance ecosystem of Partnerships between Entrepreneurs, Insurers, Investors, Distributors, Technologists and other Service Providers – each dedicated to transforming the specialist insurance experience for customers.

Financial Rating

Fusion underwrites and issues policies on behalf of the highest rated, reputable and trustworthy insurers.

Service Levels

Insureds, advisors and brokers have a guarantee of high levels of responsiveness and dedicated hard work from the Fusion Team.

Alternative & Local Solutions

Fusion offers an independent, flexible and viable alternative to in-house insurer capacity for highly specialized insurance protections such as M&A insurance. We operate from hubs in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Singapore and San Francisco; delivering expertise, solutions and admitted policies in conjunction with our partners in local countries.

Data & Technology Enablement

Fusion is leveraging InsurTech, LegalTech and data intelligence to provide a better insurance experience and service. These capabilities are applied to semi/automate specialist insurance for Small Business ( Fusion M&A, Financial Lines, Cyber) and to build efficiencies across the insurance value chain, including distribution, underwriting and services.

Locations

The latest news from Fusion

POP Recognised as one of Australia’s Fastest-Growing New Companies

November 29, 2022

POP Holdings Group is honoured to be recognised as one of Australia’s fastest growing young companies on the Australian Financial Review’s Fast Starters list for 2022.   This award win reflects POP Holdings’ organic journey of growth from the Australian headquarters in 2018, expanding across Asia, the UK, the EU and the US. POP, which… Continue reading POP Recognised as one of Australia’s Fastest-Growing New Companies

Brian Hayes featured in Exceptional Experts: Transactional Risk & Insurance 2022

November 22, 2022

Exceptional times call for exceptional experts. Brian Hayes, Managing Partner of Fusion Americas, is featured in Financier Worldwide Magazine’s 2022 Power Player series as one of the definitive voices of the transactional risk and insurance market. With nearly 20 years of global financial lines insurance experience, including six years in underwriting representation & warranty insurance… Continue reading Brian Hayes featured in Exceptional Experts: Transactional Risk & Insurance 2022

Fusion continues strong Asia Pacific growth with senior hires in Singapore and Hong Kong

October 19, 2022

Newly appointed M&A industry specialists with extensive legal and warranty & indemnity insurance experience   Hong Kong/Singapore, 20 October 2022 – Fusion, a specialty insurer providing innovative insurance solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, today announced the appointments of Hui Ling Wong as Senior Partner, and Yen Lin Ee as Partner, in Mergers and Acquisitions… Continue reading Fusion continues strong Asia Pacific growth with senior hires in Singapore and Hong Kong

People

The Fusion Team is a highly committed group of Founder entrepreneurs & Partners with a unique mix of expertise, knowledge and experience as M&A advisors, M&A and specialty underwriters,  claims experts, marketers and distributors.

Collectively, the Team has worked on over 500 M&A insurance polices over the past decade. 

David Rogers

Co-founder
& Executive Partner

David has enjoyed a 25-year global insurance career developing start-up specialty insurance businesses in Bermuda, North America and Asia-Pacific. He has successfully launched the M&A product for multiple global insurers in Asia Pacific. As an entrepreneur, David is focused on activities that deliver real value to customers and develop lasting innovation-driven ecosystems and partnerships.





Killian McDermott

Co-founder
& Executive Partner

Killian has 30+ years’ experience as an entrepreneur and expert in international insurance start-ups. He has led the development of specialty & M&A, structured / alternative risk transfer and affinity portfolios, partnership distribution, and data & technology enabled insurance, across MGAs, global insurers, captives and reinsurance start-ups.





Katherine Simmonds

Managing Partner
Fusion M&A

Katherine is a recognised leader in the insurance industry with a keen focus on driving value for customers and business partners. Before joining Fusion, Katherine held roles as Managing Director and Group Executive for global insurer and broker firms. Bringing experience, expertise and energy to Fusion, Katherine’s ambition is to offer innovation and ultimately to grow a fantastic business that delivers on its promises. Katherine is a qualified corporate lawyer, and holds a B.Com, Dip. Languages and Juris Doctor from The University of Melbourne, and serves on not for profit boards as a non executive director.

Damian Lynch

Managing Partner
Fusion Financial Lines

Damian is widely recognised in APAC as a leading financial lines expert. He started his career as an insurance litigation solicitor and also worked as an in house counsel . He has led financial portfolios for global insurers in the region before joining Fusion. In his downtime you might find him in front of the cricket or with a camera in hand.

Brian Hayes

Managing Partner, Fusion Americas M&A and Financial Lines

Brian brings nearly 20 years of global financial lines insurance experience from AIG having spent the last 6 years underwriting Representation & Warranty insurance for complex M&A transactions throughout the Americas as part of their M&A Insurance Group. Prior to that, he was the Mid-West Zonal Manager for AIG’s Public Company Executive Liability Divisions. Brian graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Economics and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Michael Mora

Sr. Partner, Fusion Americas Operations and Underwriter

Michael is a founding underwriter and looks after U.S. operations for the group. He is a U.S. Qualified Lawyer and CPA with over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry including senior roles in regulatory compliance, financial and operational audits, and underwriting

Michael Federer

Underwriting Partner,
Fusion Americas M&A

Michael has substantial M&A experience, both from the perspective of a private practice lawyer and that of in-house counsel, and therefore brings a unique viewpoint to Fusion North America’s M&A underwriting team.  Michael, based in Dallas, TX, graduated with a B.S.B.A. in Finance from The Ohio State University and received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.  

Danielle Eliatamby

Partner, M&A Underwriting

Based in Sydney, Danielle has extensive corporate law and M&A private practice experience advising on market-leading transactions across the APAC region. Danielle holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology, Distinction) from the University of New South Wales.

Lillian Chau

Partner, M&A Underwriting

Lillian is a Hong Kong-qualified lawyer with significant experience advising clients on cross-border M&A transactions and on W&I matters. She has also completed a number of client secondments at leading financial institutions. Lillian graduated from the University of Hong Kong (JD) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (BBA in Finance) and is based in Hong Kong.

Sabrina Chia

Partner, M&A Underwriting

Sabrina is a qualified M&A lawyer with over 14 years of M&A and corporate experience. She has previously worked in various in-house roles covering different industries in multinational companies in APAC. She loves connecting with people over a good meal. Sabrina graduated from the National University of Singapore and is based in Singapore.

Josh Cowen

Managing Partner, Fusion Specialty UK

Josh is a recognised leader in the M&A Insurance market. He started his career as an M&A solicitor in a top-tier London-city firm, and has since underwritten with and led M&A insurance businesses at market-leading global & FTSE 100 insurers.

Samuel Shirley

Senior Partner, Fusion Specialty UK

Sam is an experienced and highly regarded underwriter in the London and European M&A insurance market. Sam brings nearly 15 years of M&A legal and underwriting experience with top-tier city firms and market-leading global & FTSE 100 insurers.

Oliver Berridge

Director (Senior Underwriter),
Fusion Specialty UK

Established and highly regarded M&A underwriter with 7 years’ underwriting experience from market leading
UK / European carriers. Oli is bilingual English and French with particular expertise across UK and European domestic and cross-border M&A for a broad range of corporate and private equity clients.

Yinan Guo

Associate (Underwriter),
Fusion Specialty UK

Highly regarded junior M&A underwriter with 3 years’ underwriting experience from market-leading global & FTSE 100 insurer. Particular expertise in SME, technology and real estate.

Richard Liu

Underwriting Partner,
Fusion Americas M&A

Based in New York City, Richard is an experienced underwriter and broker with prior roles at a global insurance company and specialty brokerage firm. He holds both a US and Canadian JD in addition to an LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University. His previous roles include management consulting, tech start-up advisory and M&A within the Big Four.

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