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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

Argo establishes new construction business unit

12th June 2018

Bermuda-based speciality re/insurance underwriter Argo Group International Holdings (Argo Group) has announced it is establishing Argo Construction as a stand-alone underwriting business, in reaction to the rapidly growing construction sector. Under the leadership of Jim Cornwall, Senior Vice President (VP), Argo Construction will provide contractors with project-specific and ongoing coverage, including ... Read the full article

Argo names Katie Partington Howarth as Head of Ceded Reinsurance

8th June 2018

Argo Group International Holdings, an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, has appointed Katie Partington Howarth as Group Head of Ceded Reinsurance. Partington Howarth will now be responsible for leading the strategy and implementation of Argo Group’s reinsurance buying for all business lines worldwide. She joins Argo from Ariel Re, ... Read the full article

Argo Group completes rebranding of Ariscom

5th June 2018

Global specialty insurer and reinsurer, Argo Group International Holdings, has completed the rebranding of Ariscom, its new Italian subsidiary, to ArgoGlobal Assicurazioni S.p.A. The move follows Argo Group’s recent acquisition of the Italian specialty insurer in March 2018, which is now led by Giovanni Tucci, who was appointed as Managing ... Read the full article

Malaysian Re signs MOU partnership agreement with Argo Managing Agency

29th May 2018

Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad (Malaysian Re) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Argo Managing Agency Limited to formalise its agreement to provide underwriting and technical support. Argo Managing Agency is a member of Argo Group, and manages ArgoGlobal Syndicate 1200 (Argo) and Ariel Re Syndicate 1910 at Lloyd’s. Additionally, Malaysian Re ... Read the full article

Argo Group names Giovanni Tucci as Managing Director of Ariscom

13th April 2018

Argo Group International Holdings has announced the appointment of Giovanni Tucci as Managing Director of the recently acquired Ariscom. Tucci will lead the Italian specialty insurer, which was purchased by Argo in March 2018, from April 30th and will report to Matt Harris, Head of Europe, Middle East and Asia ... Read the full article

Paul Blunden joins ArgoGlobal from Tokio Marine Kiln as medical class underwriter

12th April 2018

Lloyd's of London insurer and member of Argo Group, ArgoGlobal, has named Paul Blunden as medical class underwriter, effective immediately. In his new role, Blunden will report to ArgoGlobal's Head of Specialty, John Moffatt, and joins the firm from Tokio Marine Kiln where he was most recently medical underwriter. While at ... Read the full article

Argo Insurance introduces new U.S wage and hour product

23rd March 2018

Argo Insurance Bermuda, a global underwriter of specialty re/insurance products, has announced the launch of a new wage and hour (W&H) liability insurance product for the U.S market. The new offering will provide employers with defence and indemnity liability coverage for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and will compensate ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal strengthens casualty division with two key hires

15th March 2018

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.  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, ... Read the full article

Argo acquires Italian specialty insurer, Ariscom

13th March 2018

Global specialty insurer and reinsurer, Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., has announced the acquisition of Ariscom, an Italian specialty insurer. As part of the transactions, and effective immediately, Matt Harris, Head of ArgoGlobal's European and Asian operations, will take on the role of Ariscom Managing Director. Mark E. Watson III, Argo Group's ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal names Veronica Grigg as senior executive officer for Asia

5th March 2018

ArgoGlobal, a division of Argo Group, has announced the appointment of Veronica Grigg as senior executive officer for ArgoGlobal Asia, set to take up her role in the firm's Singapore office in April, subject to regulatory approval. Grigg is an industry veteran with over 25 years of industry experience in the Asia ... Read the full article

Swiss Re & Argo backed cyber insurer Coalition raises $10 mn

1st March 2018

Swiss Re and Argo backed cyber insurer Coalition has raised $10 million in Series A funding from leading technology investors including Vy Capital, Ribbit Capital, Valor Equity Partners, Sam Altman (President, Y Combinator), and Deep Nishar (Senior Managing Director, Softbank Vision Fund). Proceeds from the funding will be used to grow Coalition’s ... Read the full article

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