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ArgoGlobal appoints Karen Montellier as yacht underwriter

26 April 2017

Today we are pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Montellier as yacht underwriter. She takes up the role with immediate effect and will report to Michael Thompson, hull and yacht class underwriter.  

Karen brings over twenty-five years of experience in the marine sector to ArgoGlobal. She joins from Endurance at Lloyd’s where she served as a marine underwriter. In this role, she was tasked with underwriting a global yacht portfolio and, in a three-year period, succeeded in significantly increasing the size of the book. Prior to this she held the role of assistant hull and liability underwriter at Swiss Re. Karen began her career at Eagle Star Re, where she served as a marine claims adjuster.

Michael Thompson said: “Our yacht portfolio is a key line of business for ArgoGlobal, and we are committed to expanding our presence in areas where technical expertise and specialist underwriting act as a differentiator. Karen is a highly experienced underwriter with a proven ability to develop profitable books of business and an established network of close broker relationships. By continuing to recruit underwriters of Karen’s calibre to complement our existing expertise, I am confident we will realise our ambitions in this sector. I am very pleased to welcome her to the team.”