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Report highlights CRO role shift from technical expert to business advisor

16th January 2018

The role of the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) has rapidly evolved in both scope and importance in the years since the financial crisis to now play a more centric role in shaping business strategy, according to a joint paper by the Lloyd's Market Association’s (LMA) Chief Risk Officer Committee and ... Read the full article

Argo renews reinsurance sidecar vehicle Harambee Re for 2018

15th January 2018

Specialty re/insurer Argo Group International has announced the sixth consecutive renewal of its Harambee Re sidecar reinsurance vehicle for 2018. Launched in 2013, Argo said the sidecar continues the firm's "successful track record of building relationships with third-party capital providers to support the company’s growing insurance and reinsurance portfolios." Argo Group Chief ... Read the full article

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions & Argo Group back cyber insurer Coalition

6th December 2017

Cyber risk insurance solution provider Coalition launched today with its cyber solutions backed by capacity from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Argo Group. Coalition was co-founded by technology entrepreneurs Joshua Motta and John Hering, and provides a full range of cybersecurity products for  small to midsize businesses (SMBs) as well as comprehensive ... Read the full article

SMEs remain underprepared as cyber threat grows

24th November 2017

Small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) remain particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks, with just half of SMEs surveyed by Argo Group having purchased protection despite the drastically rising threat of cyber crime. Nearly two-thirds of SMEs surveyed have already been victims of a cyber incident, but the majority of firms remain underprepared with ... Read the full article

Argo estimates Q3 cat losses of up to $110 million

17th October 2017

Specialty insurer and reinsurer, Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., has announced estimated catastrophe losses for the third-quarter of 2017 of between $85 million and $110 million, pre-tax and net of reinsurance, reinstatement premiums and expected profit commissions. The reinsurer attributes much of the loss to hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as ... Read the full article

David Higley joins Argo from The Hartford

13th October 2017

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. has announced the hiring of David Higley as Head of U.S. property and inland marine, reporting to Ron Vindivich, President, E&S, Colony Specialty. Higley joins from The Hartford, and in his new role will lead the firm's U.S. property unit, which is made up of Alteris ... Read the full article

Argo appoints former Travelers underwriter Steve Eccles to CUO

6th October 2017

Specialty re/insurer Argo Group International Holdings has named former Travelers Insurance underwriter, Steve Eccles, as new chief underwriting officer (CUO) of its international business. Eccles will report to head of international, Jose Hernandez, in his CUO role; “Argo Group continues to build an impressive international platform with a growing bench of ... Read the full article

Argo Group member, Colony, hires two within its U.S. Casualty Division

15th September 2017

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. member, Colony Specialty, has announced two new appointments within its U.S. Casualty Division. Mike York has been named regional manager, North Region, and brings more than 22 years of industry experience to the firm. Prior to his new position, York was Assistant Vice President (AVP), Underwriting ... Read the full article

Situation in London & other re/insurance markets unsustainable: Argo CEO Watson

10th September 2017

The situation in London and similar insurance and reinsurance markets is "unsustainable" as soft pricing, excess capital and high competition are leading underwriters to make decisions they may regret, according to Argo Group CEO Mark E. Watson III. In a letter to shareholders Argo CEO Watson recognises the tough re/insurance market ... Read the full article

Colony Specialty appoints Kelly Killimett to head of environmental business

18th August 2017

Colony Specialty, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, has named Kelly Killimett as new head of the firm's environmental business succeeding Marsh Duncan who will move into a role as head of digital business development. Killimett reports to Ron Vindivich, president, Argo Group U.S. Excess & Surplus Lines, Duncan will ... Read the full article

Argo names Vindivich to lead U.S. E&S, Coates replaces at Trident

18th August 2017

International specialty insurance and reinsurance firm Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.has appointed Ron Vindivich to lead its U.S. Excess & Surplus lines division, which includes the company’s Colony Specialty business. Sue Coates has been promoted to senior vice president, to replace Vindivich in his former role as head of Trident Public ... Read the full article

Argo expands in reinsurance thanks to Ariel Re acquisition

8th August 2017

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. has expanded its reinsurance portfolio with the help of the scale and reach added following the acquisition of Ariel Re. Overall Argo has increased its gross written premiums by almost 23% to $687.2 million in Q2 2017, but in its international business the reinsurance growth ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal names Dominic Kirby managing director of Argo Managing Agency

1st August 2017

ArgoGlobal has announced Dominic Kirby as newly appointment Managing Director of Argo Managing Agency, set to replace David Harris who is transitioning into a new role as Head of Performance. Argo Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mark Watson, said; "Dom has been a valuable member of the Ariel Re underwriting leadership ... Read the full article

Argo Group hires former AIG Country Head to lead Europe and Asia operations

31st July 2017

Global specialty insurer and reinsurer, Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., has announced the appointment of Matt Harris as the new head of its Europe and Asia operations, effective immediately. The new role will see Harris report to Argo's Head of International business, Jose A. Hernandez, and he brings more than 25 years of ... Read the full article

Gibson joins Neon from Argo Group as Director of Reinsurance & Alternative Capital

19th July 2017

Insurance and reinsurance specialist, Neon Underwriting, has named Mark Gibson from Argo Group as its Director of Reinsurance and Alternative Capital. Gibson will report to Neon's Managing Director, Ian Martin, and have responsibility for developing the company's outwards reinsurance programmes and alternative, or third-party reinsurance capital strategy. Gibson previously worked for BNP ... Read the full article

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