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ArgoGlobal strengthens casualty division with two key hires

15th March 2018 - Author: Staff Writer

ArgoGlobal has strengthened its casualty division with two key hires, naming Geoffrey Bull as casualty treaty underwriter and Jaime Garcia-Anton Lopez as professional indemnity (PI) underwriter, effective immediately.

Argo Group logo Bull will report to Stuart Dale, international casualty treaty class underwriter, and Garcia-Anton Lopez will report to James McPartland, PI class underwriter.

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.”

Bull brings 17 years of underwriting and actuarial experience to his new role, he joins from Chaucer Syndicates, where he served as class underwriter of international casualty and specialty treaty, underwriting reinsurance business across all non-property and non-marine lines of business.

He also held actuarial roles at Chaucer Syndicates, PWC and Swiss Re.

Lopez 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.

He boasts 18 years of industry experience in Lloyd’s and the European specialty insurance market.

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