Barbican poaches Argo exec


London-based Barbican Insurance has unveiled the appointment of George Doughty as class underwriter, political and trade credit risks.

He joins from Argo Syndicate 1200, where he most recently served as class underwriter, political risk, trade credit and terrorism. Prior to this, he was a senior underwriter, political risk and trade credit at Hardy Syndicate 382.

Doughty will report to Jessica Johnson, class underwriter, malicious acts.

Johnson said: "George has a fantastic level of experience in the political risk and credit arena, stretching back over three decades. Over that period, he has developed an in-depth market insight and established an extensive range of client and broker relationships around the world, making him a great addition to our ranks.”

Doughty added: “The current political risk and trade credit insurance market is an extremely challenging and competitive one. It requires a high level of underwriting judgement and the ability to create innovative solutions to mitigate risks from ever changing and often unpredictable global economic and political conditions. Barbican excels at underwriting often highly complex risks and I am very much looking forward to being part of the team.”

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