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Arcus 1856 adds RenRe’s Shepherd as Active Underwriter

12th July 2019 - Author: Charlie Wood

Arcus Syndicate 1856 at Lloyd’s has appointed Alex Shepherd as an Active Underwriter, effective immediately.

arcusShepherd joins from RenaissanceRe Syndicate 1458, where he served as Head of Property.

Before this he worked as a Deputy Property Underwriter at Canopius as well as at ACE Global Markets.

Shepherd replaces David Booth, Director of Underwriting for Barbican Managing Agency, who was appointed interim Active Underwriter in July 2018.

“I am delighted to announce that Alex has joined the team to head up our underwriting activities,” said Adrian Gfeller, Managing Director, Arcus 1856.

“He is an exceptional underwriter with over 20 years of industry experience spanning multiple industry sectors and territories and is a great addition to our management team. I would also like to thank David who has made a fantastic contribution to our ongoing success as interim active underwriter.”

Commenting on his appointment, Shepherd added, “I am excited to be joining the Arcus 1856 team. The company operates a diverse but precisely balanced portfolio built upon a highly successful underwriting approach which combines alternative risk structures and traditional re/insurance products.”

“It has an outstanding team of underwriting talent and I very much look forward to working with my colleagues to build upon the considerable achievements they have made to date.”

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