NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Catlin has appointed James Barbuti to lead its Multinational Casualty Insurance Segment, part of XL Catlin's Global Risk Management Division. Based in New York, James will report to Ken Riegler, President of Global Risk Management. Commenting on Mr. Barbuti's appointment, Mr. Riegler said: "We're excited to see Jim assume responsibility of a growing and highly important segment of our business. With our ability to address casualty insurance needs in more than 200 countries, our global reach and our collective international underwriting capabilities, there are few insurers that can match our flexibility, creativity and commitment to service. This attentive and innovative service is why our clients buy from us and what they depend on. Jim will help us deliver on this commitment." Mr. Riegler continued, "Under Jim's leadership, we'll continue to extend our global reach, drive the momentum we've created and grow our book of multinational casualty business. We aim to deliver customized casualty programs designed for wherever our clients conduct business." Since joining XL Catlin in 2012, Mr. Barbuti served as Senior Vice President, Zonal Manager for XL Catlin's Risk Management business in the Eastern US. He also developed the Division's guidelines and standards for general Business Development and Target Account Marketing. Prior to joining XL Catlin, Jim managed the New York operations for ACE Risk Management (now Chubb). He brings nearly 30 years of risk management experience to his new position having worked for both insurance carriers and brokers. Mr. Barbuti holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Quantitative Analysis from St. John's University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University. XL Catlin's Global Risk Management business provides global primary insurance programs for US-based companies, designing casualty programs that fit customers' operations and footprint. Available coverages for multinational businesses include general liability, excess commercial auto, foreign voluntary workers compensation and employers' liability. Through XL Catlin's Global Programs Center of Excellence, XL Catlin drives best practices and standardization to deliver tailored compliant programs and enhance our ability to deliver excellent service to our multinational clients.