Rokstone announces expansion with A&H division

It expects to write £50 million in GWP in three years

Rokstone announces expansion with A&H division

Life & Health

By Kenneth Araullo

Aventum Group-owned Rokstone, the specialty MGA, has announced a major expansion with the launch of an accident and health (A&H) portfolio alongside the appointment of Darren Delande as head of A&H.

This new division will incorporate accident, health, and travel and is supported by a panel of A-rated carriers, with international appetite that crosses both commercial and retail arenas. Rokstone’s A&H division expects to write £50 million in gross written premiums (GWP) in three years, doubling it to £100 million in the next five.

According to his LinkedIn, Delande comes to the role with nearly 20 years of experience in A&H underwriting. Prior to this new role, he worked at Optio in the same capacity as head of A&H for the last three years. Delande also worked previously at Sure Insurance, AEGIS London, Arch Insurance, Presidio Reinsurance Management, and Brit Insurance.

Rokstone CEO James Potter said that Delande’s ambitions and drive are aligned with the firm’s own and his knowledge in the area will help them further grow in the market.

“At Rokstone we continue to broaden our Speciality (Re)insurance portfolio, expanding both our footprint and our appetite; in the last 12 months we’ve added PI, D&O, Credit Surety Treaty and now A&H,” Potter said. “It is challenging areas of niche specialty lines like these that Rokstone excels at.  A&H is a difficult market for brokers where there is a lack of capacity and limited underwriters who are true specialists.  We give brokers that expertise and a reliable and consistent underwriting partner with a global reach and a ‘can do’ attitude.  We’ll find a way, even for the most special risks.  Being able to offer this level of specialism and flexibility for accident, health and travel, all under one roof, is also a big benefit for brokers.”

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