Specialty reinsurance broker, BMS Re, has appointed Christopher Larson as managing director, co-head of casualty broking, effective immediately.
Within this role, Larson will be based in New York, where he will report to Sean Ryan, deputy chief executive officer, and immediately contribute to the continued build out of BMS Re’s North American casualty and treaty capabilities.
At the same time, the role will also entail Larson having oversight responsibilities for the branch offices.
Larson joins BMS from QBE Re, where he worked for 24 years and last served as the head of global casualty, senior vice president. Whilst serving in this position, Larson managed the firms New York office which held a book of around $500 million inclusive of casualty, property, and health.
In addition, Larson also played an integral role within the development of QBE’s North American operations, specifically their treaty and casualty reinsurance offerings and primary insurance capabilities.
Prior to joining QBE Re, Larson served as an underwriter at AIG.
Commenting on his appointment, Larson, said: “I am very pleased to be joining the growing BMS Re team as co-head of casualty broking. One of the key attractions of this role was the emphasis that BMS places on both its internal culture and also its client centred approach which is based upon innovative solutions and our independence in the market. I look forward to using my expertise and experience to advance BMS’ growth in the casualty broking space.”
Ryan, said: “At BMS Re, we consistently invest in exceptional individuals who share our belief in a culture in which talent and innovation shine, so we are thrilled that Chris as a strong technical expert and tactical leader has decided to join us.
“His experience is extremely impressive, and he has a proven record of growing business and maintaining valuable trading relationships. I am looking forward to working with Chris and the team to ensure our clients receive the best tailored solutions.”