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Hampden recruits Parhelion CUO as Verto Active Underwriter

13th January 2022 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Financial services and Lloyd’s capital adviser Hampden Group has announced the appointment of Chris Sharp as Active Underwriter of its Lloyd’s syndicate, Verto 2689, managed by Asta Managing Agency.

Sharp was formerly Chief Underwriting Officer at Parhelion Capital, and Director of Underwriting and Head of Property Reinsurance at Dale Underwriting Partners for the seven years before that.

Howden said that Sharp will be key to the continued underwriting oversight and consortia partner management for the business going forward.

He will be joined by Leah Rose as General Counsel who was formerly at Parhelion Capital, having spent more than eight years as head of legal at Brit Insurance.

“Chris’s experience and knowledge brings a new level of expert underwriting analysis to the active underwriter role at Verto,” said Stephen Harris, CEO of Hampden Group.

“We are very pleased to be able to deploy his diverse skillset to further improve Verto’s ability to select and support other leading lines in executing Verto’s follow strategy.”

Sharp added: “I am excited by this opportunity to build a business with Hampden and utilise my skills to provide capital with a diverse and profitable follow syndicate operation.”

Verto Syndicate 2689 provides capacity to three Lloyd’s consortia arrangements for 2022, including its existing relationship with Chord Re, a four class consortia with Mosaic and an Arch consortia, providing a diversified range of underwriting across quality Lloyd’s platforms.

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