Consilium boosts financial lines roster with six new hires

All appointees recruited from the same rival broker

Consilium boosts financial lines roster with six new hires

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Consilium, the Aventum Group’s broking arm, has brought in six financial lines specialists, all from Ed Broking.

Neal Hughes and Nick Bachmann, previously divisional directors at Ed, were appointed managing partners at Consilium. Hughes spent six years at Ed, nine years at WTW, six years at Lockton and four years at Aon. Bachmann, who is based in Guernsey, spent six years at Ed and, prior to that, six years at WTW, where he was also divisional director, responsible for professional and financial lines broking in the Channel Islands.

Josh Plummer was appointed as partner. He was a senior broker producer at Ed Broking and, prior to that, spent six years at DUAL. Lee Rogalski, also a former senior broker at Ed, joined Consilium as an associate partner.

Duncan Childs, wording advisory manager at Ed, and Alex Atkinson, divisional director at Ed, were both appointed partners. Atkinson spent nearly three years at Ed and, before that, spent two years at Capsicum, three years with Aon and five years at WTW. Childs has been a practising lawyer for almost 20 years, specialising in insurance contract law. He spent the last five years at Ed, where he was responsible for developing market leading insurance contracts and claims advocacy services.

All six appointees will join Consilium’s professional executive risks team, which manages professional and financial lines and cyber insurance globally for direct policyholder clients and retail and wholesale broking partners.

“I’m very excited to welcome these latest appointments to our ranks,” said David Bearman, chief executive officer of Aventum Group. “We now easily have the most experienced broking team working in the international financial centres and the investment management community. The team’s combined leadership skills and particular expertise in this market, together with our inhouse legal and exciting new actuarial capabilities, makes Consilium a world leader now in global financial lines broking.”

“I’m excited to be joining Consilium on its journey to be one of the best Specialty lines international insurance brokers in the market,” Plummer said. “Consilium is built on a platform that is far ahead of its competitors, digitalising client experience as well as products, whilst also supported by in-house claims and expert legally trained wording and advocacy services. As brokers, our knowledge, expertise and service is key – we are part of the ecosystems of the communities we serve. With this team and with Aventum behind us, I look forward to taking our client services to a new level.  Exciting times indeed.”

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