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Argo expecting $44m dent to Q4 results

18th January 2019

Specialty re/insurer Argo Group International has announced a preliminary, pre-tax catastrophe loss estimate for Q4 2018 of $32 million, a figure net of reinsurance and reinstatement premiums, and including losses related to certain aggregate excess of loss contracts. The company said it also expects results from the fourth quarter to take ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal eyes gig-economy with Italian insurtech partnership

16th January 2019

ArgoGlobal Assicurazioni S.p.A, a subsidiary of Argo Group International Holdings, is providing gig-economy workers throughout Italy with a pay-as-you-go insurance solution by teaming up with specialised broker Axieme. Crucially, Axieme is connected to the digital platform Jobby, which enables users to activate their insurance when they accept a job. “The growth of ... Read the full article

Argo Group renews Harambee Re sidecar for sixth time

10th January 2019

Specialty re/insurer Argo Group International has announced the renewal of its Harambee Re sidecar for 2019, the sixth time since its launch in 2013. Much like in 2018, the collateralised vehicle will provide Argo with additional catastrophe capacity for specific property portfolios underwritten by Ariel Re, which has served as Argo’s ... Read the full article

Argo names Gary Grose interim Head of Colony Specialty

8th January 2019

Argo Group U.S, a subsidiary of global specialty re/insurer Argo Group International Holdings, has appointed Gary Grose as interim head of its Colony Specialty business. Grose will take on the role in addition to his current responsibilities as Argo Group’s Head of Marketing and Producer Management. He will stand in while a ... Read the full article

Argo appoints Kevin Rehnberg as Chief Administrative Officer

19th December 2018

Global specialty re/insurer Argo Group International Holdings has announced the appointment of Kevin Rehnberg as Chief Administrative Officer. Rehnberg joined Argo in 2013 as President of U.S Operations and extended his remit to the company’s business in Latin America earlier this year. Argo explained that he will take on his new responsibilities ... Read the full article

Argo Group appoints Matt Harris to lead international insurance operations

18th December 2018

Global specialty re/insurer, Argo Group International Holdings, has appointed Matt Harris as Group Head of International Operations, effective 1 January 2019. Having joined the company in 2017, Harris’ new role will see him lead the company’s international insurance operations. Jose A. Hernandez, who currently serves as International Operations Head, will become responsible ... Read the full article

Q3 cats showed effectiveness of Argo’s reinsurance & retro programmes: CEO Watson

12th November 2018

While catastrophe activity in the third-quarter of 2018 was higher than management at Argo Group International Holdings would have liked, it did highlight the effectiveness of the firm's reinsurance and retrocession programmes, according to the company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mark Watson. Catastrophe losses in the third-quarter of 2018 for Argo ... Read the full article

Argo broker survey identifies most pressing re/insurance shortfalls

6th November 2018

A survey of brokers and the small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) they serve, conducted by global specialty re/insurer Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., has identified cybercrime, climate change, and talent retention as among the areas where re/insurance is most likely to fall behind. For example, Argo found that 71% of brokers ... Read the full article

$25m Q3 catastrophe losses expected by Argo Group

19th October 2018

International underwriter of specialty re/insurance products Argo Group International Holdings has announced a preliminary pre-tax catastrophe loss estimate for Q3 2018 of approximately $25 million. Hurricane Florence, typhoon Jebi and other cat and weather-related events in Q3 are all included in the estimate. Also included are claims costs net of ceded reinsurance ... Read the full article

Michael Scala appointed CUO of Asia Pacific, ArgoGlobal

9th October 2018

ArgoGlobal, a Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group International Holdings, has announced the appointment of Michael Scala as Chief Underwriter Officer (CUO), Asia Pacific. Scala will report to Veronica Grigg, Chief Executive Officer, ArgoGlobal Asia. “Mike is a talented leader with experience across the Asia Pacific region,” said Grigg. “At ArgoGlobal, we ... Read the full article

“The time is right to be precisely our size,” says Argo CEO Watson

28th September 2018

Mark E. Watson III, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. has claimed that current market conditions and the pace of technological change in the re/insurance industry are conducive to mid-sized companies such as Argo. In a Letter to Shareholders, Watson said that he believed the industry was ... Read the full article

Argo appoints Marsh Duncan as Senior VP of U.S Specialty

28th August 2018

Global specialty re/insurer Argo Group International Holdings has appointed Marsh Duncan as Senior Vice President of U.S Specialty Programs, effective immediately. “Marsh has an outstanding background in the specialty insurance business,” commented Kevin Rehnberg, President of Argo Group’s U.S Operations. “This, combined with his strong relationships and solid leadership abilities, makes him ... Read the full article

Waiting for the “elusive hard market” unlikely to work anymore: Argo CEO

15th August 2018

Mark Watson, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of insurance and reinsurance firm Argo Group, has warned that waiting for hard markets to achieve rate adequacy is an approach that's unlikely to work in today's market landscape. The global reinsurance market remains highly competitive and pressured, with the impacts of 2017 catastrophe ... Read the full article

Argo adds ex-Allied CFO Thomas Bradley to its Board of Directors

9th August 2018

Global specialty re/insurer Argo Group International Holdings has appointed Thomas A. Bradley to its Board of Directors. Before retiring in July 2017 Bradley served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings for five years Prior to that, Bradley served as Executive Vice President and Chief ... Read the full article

Argo appoints Manuel Moreno to new Latin America underwriter role

23rd July 2018

Global specialty re/insurer Argo Group International Holdings has announced the appointment of Manuel Moreno to the newly created position of Chief Underwriting Officer of Latin America, effective immediately. The new role includes responsibility over the strategy and execution of all underwriting operations in the region and will see Moreno report to ... Read the full article

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