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Howden Specialty makes key appointments for new financial lines team

Howden Specialty, a subsidiary of international insurance intermediary Howden Broking, has announced that it has appointed Gerardo Jacopo as executive director and head of financial lines for Latin America and Nestor Rodriguez as executive director of financial lines for Latin America. Both will be based in Miami and report to Charlie Langdale, managing director of financial lines, in London.

Jacopo and Rodriguez will lead and develop the company’s new specialist financial lines teams, connecting the Miami and London markets. Both have more than 20 years of industry experience in disciplines including insurance company underwriting, consultancy, product development, broking and claims handling.

“I am excited to be joining Howden’s financial lines team,” Jacopo said. “In unprecedented times like this, having an embedded knowledge of the Latin American region becomes key to develop market-leading solutions to clients beyond insurance and reinsurance.”

“This presents a great opportunity to connect two markets and numerous participants within it, bringing more choice and capacity to Latin American clients,” Rodriguez said.

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“I am thrilled that Gerardo and Nestor are joining the group and excited to work closely with them,” said Max Scagnetti, managing director of Howden Specialty, Miami. “Adding their industry expertise, insight and strong relationships to our Miami hub significantly enhances our ability to deliver client solutions throughout Latin America, providing a credible and best-in-class alternative for financial lines clients in the region.”

“A key aim for us is to give our clients seamless access to global markets, and having Gerardo and Nestor lead our Latin American capability from Miami is a huge step to achieving this goal,” Langdale said.

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