Lloyd’s insurer ArgoGlobal has appointed Geoffrey Bull and Jaime
Garcia-Anton Lopez as casualty treaty underwriter and
professional indemnity (PI) underwriter, respectively.
Beefing up the firm’s casualty division, ArgoGlobal said the
appointments are effective immediately, with Bull reporting to
international casualty treaty class underwriter Stuart Dale while
Garcia-Anton Lopez joins PI class underwriter James McPartland.
Head of casualty Ryan Barnes noted that the key hires’ skills and
expertise will enable the Argo Group member to quickly adapt to
market developments and realise opportunities.
With 17 years of underwriting and actuarial experience, Bull
makes the switch from Chaucer Syndicates Limited where he
held the position of class underwriter – international casualty and
specialty treaty. He also worked at Swiss Re and PwC.
Garcia-Anton Lopez, meanwhile, brings with him 18 years of
industry experience in Lloyd’s and the European specialty
insurance market. Prior to ArgoGlobal, he served as PI
underwriter at QBE’s European division and at HCC Europe.
“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,” said
Barnes. “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.”