AFL Insurance Brokers has made a significant hire as it looks to develop its surety and trade credit capabilities.
The company has swooped for Nathalie Gordon (pictured), who will take the role of director of surety and makes the switch from Munich Re. In her most recent position at the German reinsurance giant she was a credit and bond underwriter and oversaw its Latin American portfolio of surety – now she will be responsible for AGL’s global broking and MGA surety clients.
Gordon, who has also worked at the likes of Coface and Atradius Re, believes AFL presents her with an excellent opportunity at this stage of her career.
“AFL is a young and proactive company which positions the client at the start of the process and tailors solutions that fit their needs, rather than offering ‘off the shelf’ products,” she said. “This innovative approach is invaluable in the surety and trade credit sector, and I look forward to further growing AFL’s presence in this global market.”
Meanwhile, AFL CEO Bob Finch believes Gordon is joining at an ideal time with surging interest in the surety area.
“Due to the current reluctance of banks to tie up capital in bonds, we are seeing a steady trend globally for surety products to migrate to insurers,” he said. “We are proud to be at the cutting edge of change and progress in our market, and are using our expertise to develop products that deliver at the highest level.”
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