Argenta expands Singapore team with underwriting hire

Appointment comes as demand for political violence and terrorism cover grows in the region

Argenta expands Singapore team with underwriting hire

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Argenta Underwriting Asia (AUA) has expanded its Asia-Pacific underwriting team with the hiring of Simon Wilmot-Smith who will write political violence and terrorism business.

Based in the firm’s Singapore office, Wilmot-Smith will report to AUA’s principal underwriter in Singapore, Scott Sykes.

“Simon’s experience, expertise, relationships and extensive knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region enhances the range of insurance and reinsurance solutions we are able to offer to the brokers and customers who have been so supportive of our development in the region,” said Sykes. “I look forward to welcoming Simon to the team.”

Wilmot-Smith is a veteran of the Lloyd’s market, and has spent the past 12 years working in Asia-Pacific for major insurance underwriting firms.

“We are delighted that Simon has chosen to join Argenta to help us further develop our well-established local operation,” said Des Carbery, managing director and principal officer of AUA. “Further expanding our underwriting capability underlines our commitment to our business partners and customers in the region as we seek to ensure they have access to the full range of products available from Argenta’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 2121.”

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