HCC Attacks Specialty Lines From All Angles

Way builds growing empire with underwriters, agency ownerships, strategic investments

At the age of 15, Stephen Ways dreams of fame and fortune led him to the bright lights of London and a career in the insurance industry.

Such a choice may have struck his buddies as unusual to say the least. But if it did, he will certainly have the last laugh now as nearly four decades later his HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. looks forward to a record year with over $2 billion in premium in the sometimes cutthroat world of specialty insurance.

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