Argo Group taps Higley as head of US property, inland marine

Specialty underwriter’s newly formed US property unit includes three subsidiaries

Argo Group taps Higley as head of US property, inland marine


By Ryan Smith

Argo Group International Holdings, an international specialty underwriter of insurance and reinsurance products, has named David Higley its head of US property and inland marine.

Along with the company’s inland marine division, Higley will lead Argo Group’s newly formed US property unit, consisting of Alteris Property, Colony Specialty Property and Ariel Specialty Insurance Managers. He will report to Ron Vindivich, president of E&S for Colony Specialty.

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“This is a significant step in simplifying Argo’s property business in an effort to enhance service and accelerate growth,” Vindivich said. “…David’s extensive industry expertise, proven ability to lead profitable books of business, and established network of strong client relationships make him the ideal candidate to realize the full potential of our US property business.”

Higley has nearly 30 years of industry experience. Prior to taking his position at Argo, he worked at The Hartford, where he served as vice president and head of the company’s marine and livestock segments. He’s also served as a market management executive at Allianz Global and Corporate Specialty, a senior vice president at Fireman’s Fund, vice president and COO at HONY Workers Compensation Trust, and branch vice president at Royal and Sun Alliance. He holds a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York in Albany.

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