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ArgoGlobal bolsters political violence underwriting capabilities

ArgoGlobal, a Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, has announced the appointments of Henry Gillingham as a political violence and war class underwriter, Chris Marsh as underwriter, and Chris Sparrow as underwriting assistant. Gillingham will report to Jeremy Shallow, head of specialty for ArgoGlobal. Marsh and Sparrow will report to Gillingham.

Gillingham has nearly two decades of underwriting experience. He joins ArgoGlobal from StarStone, where he served as head of political violence and war. He has also held roles at Talbot.

Marsh also joins ArgoGlobal from StarStone, where he served as underwriter for terror and political violence. Prior to that, he served in the terrorism and political violence division at Neon Underwriting.

Sparrow joins from StarStone, where he served as an underwriting assistant.

“Henry, Chris and Chris are key appointments whose skills and expertise will strengthen our capabilities in political violence and war lines,” Shallow said. “In an unstable world, there is increasing demand from clients for coverage against these risks, and our underwriters have an excellent reputation as effective leaders, with access to appropriate capacity and an ability to influence price and policy conditions. Their combined experience of our new arrivals will enhance the breadth of services we can offer our clients. I am very pleased to welcome them to the team.”

Insuring risks associated with political violence and war is a new segment for Argo’s Syndicate 1200, the company said.

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