Antares builds out D&F division with appointment


Antares, a member of the QIC Group, has appointed Conor Finn as property direct and facultative (D&F) manager. 
Finn takes up his new role with immediate effect and will lead Antares’ D&F team comprising Gareth Buxton, senior property underwriter; Will Curtis, property underwriter; and Gary Clark, property underwriter.
He has brings than 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry and joins Antares from Jubilee Managing Agency, where he served as head of global property at Syndicate 5820. Prior to this, Finn held senior management roles at Barbican Insurance and Markel International. His appointment completes Antares’ build-out of its new property D&F division, according to the firm. 
Joe Battle, active underwriter at Antares, said: “The combination of the growth potential which we have identified in the property D&F market, our QIC ownership with its significant portfolio of property risks in the Gulf region and our newly increased presence in Singapore make this a particularly attractive class for Antares. 
“Conor joins with an exceptional track record and has the underwriting expertise and leadership experience to develop the opportunities available to us and ensure the realisation of our ambitions for this class. I am very pleased to welcome him to the team”.
Finn added: “There is a clear strategy for growth at Antares and the combination of their highly regarded specialist team and access to a broad international distribution platform make this a truly exciting opportunity. I am looking forward to joining the team and developing the D&F portfolio.”

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