ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, today announced the appointments of Geoffrey Bull, as casualty treaty underwriter, and Jaime Garcia-Anton Lopez, as professional indemnity (PI) underwriter. Bull and Garcia-Anton Lopez take up their roles immediately. Bull will report to Stuart Dale, international casualty treaty class underwriter, and Garcia-Anton Lopez will report to James McPartland, PI class underwriter.
Bull brings to ArgoGlobal 17 years of underwriting and actuarial experience. He joins the company from Chaucer Syndicates Limited, where he served as class underwriter – international casualty and specialty treaty. In this role, he was tasked with underwriting reinsurance business across all non-property and non-marine lines of business. Bull also held actuarial roles at Chaucer Syndicates Limited, PWC and Swiss Re.
Garcia-Anton Lopez brings to ArgoGlobal 18 years of industry experience in Lloyd’s and the European specialty insurance market. He joins from QBE, where he served as PI underwriter in the European division. Prior to this position, he held the role of PI underwriter at HCC Europe.
Ryan Barnes, head of casualty, ArgoGlobal said: “Geoffrey and Jaime are key appointments whose skills and expertise will strengthen the division’s capabilities and enable the company to quickly adapt to market developments and realise opportunities. Geoffrey’s experience underwriting treaty business, combined with his strong actuarial background, will enhance ArgoGlobal’s ability to build and launch innovative solutions, such as the motor treaty consortium we established recently with Barbican. Jaime’s deep understanding of the PI sector, along with his extensive experience underwriting in European markets, will be key to Argo’s strategy of delivering risk-transfer solutions that best reflect clients’ local needs. I am very pleased to welcome them to the team.”
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ArgoGlobal is the trading brand of Syndicate 1200 at Lloyd’s, managed by Argo Managing Agency Ltd. The Syndicate offers worldwide property, aerospace, marine, energy, specialty and non-U.S. liability insurance. Market-leading expertise, knowledge, an innovative approach and focus on its customers, together with the substantial resources, financial strength and international scope of the Argo Group, support ArgoGlobal’s position as a leading player in the Lloyd’s Market. For more information, visit www.argo-global.com.
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Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo Group offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in two primary segments: U.S. Operations and International Operations. Argo Group’s insurance subsidiaries are A. M. Best-rated ‘A’ (Excellent) (third highest rating out of 16 rating classifications) with a stable outlook, and Argo Group’s U.S. insurance subsidiaries are Standard and Poor’s-rated ‘A-‘ (Strong) with a stable outlook. More information on Argo Group and its subsidiaries is available at www.argolimited.com.
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