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Directors & Officers

Our team has substantial experience of establishing and running successful D&O accounts that cover a wide variety of industries.

 

  • Overview
    Our team has substantial experience of establishing and running a successful D&O account that covers a wide variety of industries and territories.
     
    Our products include: D&O liability insurance for commercial companies; financial institutions and investment funds; management liability for private companies; not for profit insurance for not for profit companies; pension trust liability insurance; D&O liability insurance and/or professional indemnity insurance for managers of incorporated investment funds and/or for investment funds; D&O liability insurance and/or professional indemnity insurance for managers of private equity/venture capital funds; D&O commercial liability for non US domiciled risk but including US listed risks, to include ADR3 and full US listings.
  • Territories

    The majority of our business is written in the UK and other common law jurisdictions such as the Channel Islands, Canada, Australia, the Isle of Man, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. We also write business in Continental Europe and the Middle East.

  • Risk appetite

    We have an appetite for any risk that falls within our product suite with the exception of banks.

    Our maximum line size is GBP 10 million, EUR 15 million or USD 20 million. We write business on a primary and/or excess basis.

  • Distribution

    Our business is distributed through Lloyd’s brokers, coverholders and our service company platform.

  • Our expertise

    Our D&O offering is led by Class Underwriter Andrew Robertson, who has in excess of 20 years of market experience. He started his career at HSBC Insurance Brokers in 1990 where he specialised in D&O and financial institutions professional indemnity, overseeing a UK and international wholesale and retail account. He then joined Dual Underwriting in 2001, where he assisted in establishing a D&O account, before joining ArgoGlobal to establish a D&O team in 2010.

    Our team has substantial experience of establishing and running successful D&O accounts that cover a wide variety of industries. We have a broad risk appetite, long-established relationships with brokers, Coverholders and clients. We endeavour to fully understand our clients’ risks and provide meaningful solutions.

Management

Ryan Barnes
Head of Casualty

Team Biography:

Ryan Barnes

Ryan Barnes has over a decade of experience and joined ArgoGlobal in early 2011 from Lloyd’s Syndicate Marketform, where he wrote UK and International professional indemnity business.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7571
M: +44 (0)7956 237 945
ryan.barnes@argo-global.com

Underwriters

Andrew Robertson
Class Underwriter

Team Biography:

Andrew Robertson

Andrew Robertson has 22 years of market experience. He started his career at HSBC insurance brokers, where he spent ten years specialising in D&O, financial institutions and professional indemnity, overseeing an international wholesale and retail division. He then joined Dual Underwriting, where he set up its D&O account, before joining ArgoGlobal to establish a D&O team in 2010.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7586
M: +44 (0)7908 803 798
andrew.robertson@argo-global.com
Rita Mistry Rodi
Class Underwriter

Team Biography:

Rita Mistry Rodi

Rita Mistry joined ArgoGlobal in August 2010 as a Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance Underwriter for the Liability team.

Rita commenced her career at Dual Corporate Risks in 2003 after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science at the Cass Business School, London.

Rita played a key role in developing an internet quoting/binding system for D&O and PI insurance (IQE) for brokers and has created bespoke systems for brokers globally.

 In 2004, Rita became a D&O Underwriter along with her role as IQE Manager.  Rita’s responsibilities now extend to underwriting a wide range of D&O risks including domestic and international commercial and financial institutions risks.

DD: +44 (0)207 712 7588
M: +44 (0)7908 802 847
rita.mistryrodi@argo-global.com
Tim Finch
Underwriter

Team Biography:

Tim Finch

Tim has 19 years Directors & Officers experience in the London Market. He started his career at Royal & Sun Alliance, moving to Brit Syndicate 2987 in 2004. Then spending time at a London Market MGA before joining Argo in 2014. He has written D&O/PTL and EPL for a wide range of clients including UK/ Canadian / Australian and US clients.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7539
tim.finch@argo-global.com
Richard Foot
Underwriter

Team Biography:

Richard Foot

Richard Foot joined ArgoGlobal in September 2015 as a Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance Underwriter for the Liability Team. Richard started his career at DUAL Corporate Risks Limited in 2007 where he gained 5 years underwriting experience for a range of UK and international companies in both the commercial and financial intuitions space. 

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7584
M: +44 (0)7944 271910
richard.foot@argo-global.com
Stewart Muirhead
Wordings Manager

Team Biography:

Stewart Muirhead

Stewart brings more than two decades of experience acting for and advising international insurance businesses to ArgoGlobal. He joined from Aon UK Limited where he spent more than 10 years, most recently as Associate Director / Solicitor - Head of Aon Claims Solutions. In this role he was tasked with drafting and advising the UK and US broking divisions on London market brokered policy wordings and slip construction. Stewart was also responsible for legal and claims advisory, project management and committees in the UK and US. He is a qualified solicitor and began his career with Hill Dickinson in 1993 acting for insurers in casualty claims, later practising in Australia with Carter Newell Solicitors, before returning to London in 2002 to join Hextalls Solicitors as an Associate. 
DD: +44 (0)20 3037 9893
stewart.muirhead@argo-global.com
Judith Fumero
Liability Claims Manager

Team Biography:

Judith Fumero

Judith joined ArgoGlobal in July 2012 as Liability Claims Manager. Prior to joining, Judith was Chief Adjuster for Professional and Financial lines at XCS. She has over 23 years experience in the insurance industry, in both the Lloyd’s and company markets. Judith has handled claims from a variety of different jurisdictions and classes including professional indemnity, financial institutions, D & O and property. She has had significant involvement in handling the major claims affecting the London market such as WTC, tax shelters, and PSAs. Recently she has co-ordinated and managed the Madoff claims.

DD: +44 (0) 20 7712 7515
judith.fumero@argo-global.com