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Barbican adds class underwriter to financial lines team

Barbican adds class underwriter to financial lines team | Insurance Business

Barbican adds class underwriter to financial lines team

Barbican Insurance Group has a new class underwriter for directors’ and officers’ (D&O) liability insurance in the form of Antony Hope.

Effective immediately, the appointment will see Hope work alongside fellow D&O class underwriter Sarah McGurk. The key arrival brings more than 23 years of financial lines experience spanning both the areas of broking and underwriting.

Hope, whose insurance career started in 1996 at HSBC Insurance Brokers, most recently served as senior underwriter and head of management liability at Markel International. His credentials also include time spent as D&O deputy class underwriter at Argo Managing Agency and as D&O underwriter at Dual Corporate Risks.

“Antony is a proven underwriter who has excelled at developing and building profitable books of business geared towards long-term sustainability,” commented Barbican financial lines head Gavin Stanley. “Highly technical in his approach, he prides himself on being able to develop precisely structured coverage for even the most complex of risks.

“Both Sarah and I look forward to working closely with Antony as we seek to maintain our strong underwriting discipline in the class and develop the right opportunities for a balanced portfolio.”