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Direct and Facultative Property

Direct and facultative property is the largest line of business within our property division. Our direct and facultative team is regarded as a leading underwriter at Lloyd’s and insures a wide range of commercial, industrial and residential property throughout the world, with a particular focus on US business.

 

  • Overview

    Direct and facultive property is the largest line of business within our property division. Our direct and facultative team is regarded as a leading underwriter and insures a wide range of commercial, industrial and residential property throughout the USA.

    The USA account is written on a primary, full value or excess of loss basis, depending on class and volatility.

    Our coverage offering includes: 

    • Perils: all risks including allied perils, earthquake, wind and flood in high risk areas. 
    • Main occupancy types: hospitality, municipalities, real estate, retail, other light to medium manufacturing and some US mining.
  • Territories

    We write business domiciled in all American states.

  • Risk appetite

    Our maximum line size is USD 25 million.

  • Distribution

    We write business through Lloyd’s brokers and coverholders.

  • Our expertise

    ArgoGlobal’s D&F property team can draw on over 100 years of industry experience, enabling us to consider, and provide solutions to, a wide variety of risks. We strive to provide impeccable service we have excellent relationships with brokers throughout the market. We have also assembled an outstanding claims team who all have experience in handling large complex claims from a lead position.

Management

Neil Russell
Head of Property

Team Biography:

Neil Russell

Neil Russell joined ArgoGlobal in late 2012 to take up the role of Class Underwriter, leading the Direct and Facultative Property team, in April 2016 he was promoted to Head of Property. With over 20 years’ experience, Neil joined us most recently from Brit Insurance, where he helped establish and grow Brit’s Direct and Facultative Property presence within Lloyd’s. Prior to that, Neil spent 14 years at Lexington Insurance Company. As Vice President, Neil’s main focus was underwriting large North American Fortune 500 risk managed accounts. In the last three years, Neil was also responsible for building out the Lexington Property Lloyds platform targeting middle market business.   

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7652
M: +44 (0)7944 632076
neil.russell@argo-global.com

Underwriters

Marcus Turner
Deputy Head of Property, D&F

Team Biography:

Marcus Turner

Marcus has two decades of insurance industry experience. He has worked in the North American property arena as a broker at both RK Harrison and JLT focussing on placing and servicing medium to large North American property clients and also a number of large US Binding Authorities. Marcus joined ArgoGlobal in 2011 as a Class underwriter before being promoted to Deputy Head of Property in April 2016. 

DD: +44(0)20 7712 7541
M: +44 (0)7930 865999
marcus.turner@argo-global.com
Stuart Wilson
Underwriter

Team Biography:

Stuart Wilson

Stuart joined ArgoGlobal permanently in June 2008 after working as a temporary assistant through his last year of University. In July 2010 he was promoted to an Assistant Underwriter and later gained full underwriting authority as a Line Underwriter. He specialises in Open Market as well as facility business in North America. He has worked alongside Neil Chapman and Neil Russell for 7 years and 2 years respectively.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7648
stuart.wilson@argo-global.com
Jill Unsworth
Property Wordings Manager

Team Biography:

Jill Unsworth

Jill has over 20 years insurance experience having joined Argo in September 2013 as Property Wordings Manager and having previously worked for Willis, Marsh and RSA in Canada. In this time she was involved with broking various lines of North American and International business. Jill was also involved in a range of roles at RSA including Senior Underwriter, Senior Internal Auditor and coordinating Enterprise Risk Management for their commercial operations.

Jill graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Insurance and Risk Management. She also holds the designations of Fellow – Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM).

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7666
jill.unsworth@argo-global.com
James Allchorne
Underwriter

Team Biography:

James Allchorne

After graduating from Kings College London with a 2.1 in Geography, James joined the first intake of the ArgoGlobal graduate scheme in 2011. After completing his ACII qualification in 2013 and a full rotation around the different business lines, James has finished the graduate scheme and joined the D&F property team as an assistant underwriter.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7525
james.allchorne@argo-global.com
Kevin Hutcheon
Property Claims Manager

Team Biography:

Kevin Hutcheon

Kevin has over 25 years experience dealing with property and liability losses. He started his adjusting career at Xchanging, before joining Wellington Underwriting Agency in September 2001, where he worked on World Trade Center claims. Following Wellington’s merger with Catlin, he continued to occupy a senior property adjuster role, before becoming Property Claims Manager in 2009. Kevin joined ArgoGlobal in November 2010 as the property team’s Senior Claims Negotiator.

DD: +44 (0) 20 7712 7641
M: +44 (0)7833 697 236
kevin.hutcheon@argo-global.com