15 March 2018Insurance

ArgoGlobal makes key casualty hires from Chaucer and QBE

ArgoGlobal, a Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, has bolstered its casualty division with senior hires from Chaucer Syndicates and QBE.

Geoffrey Bull joins the company as casualty treaty underwriter. He has 17 years of underwriting and actuarial experience. He joins from Chaucer Syndicates, where he served as class underwriter – international casualty and specialty treaty.

In this role, he was tasked with underwriting reinsurance business across all non-property and non-marine lines of business. Bull also held actuarial roles at Chaucer Syndicates, PWC and Swiss Re.

Jaime Garcia-Anton Lopez has been appointed as professional indemnity (PI) underwriter. He has 18 years of industry experience in Lloyd’s and the European specialty insurance market. He joins from QBE, where he served as PI underwriter in the European division. Prior to this position, he held the role of PI underwriter at HCC Europe.

Bull will report to Stuart Dale, international casualty treaty class underwriter, and Lopez to James McPartland, PI class underwriter.

Ryan Barnes, head of casualty, ArgoGlobal, said: “Geoffrey and Jaime are key appointments whose skills and expertise will strengthen the division’s capabilities and enable the company to quickly adapt to market developments and realise opportunities.

"Geoffrey’s experience underwriting treaty business, combined with his strong actuarial background, will enhance ArgoGlobal’s ability to build and launch innovative solutions, such as the motor treaty consortium we established recently with Barbican.

"Jaime’s deep understanding of the PI sector, along with his extensive experience underwriting in European markets, will be key to Argo’s strategy of delivering risk-transfer solutions that best reflect clients’ local needs. I am very pleased to welcome them to the team.”

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