Monthly Archives: March 2017

Barents Re Expands with Marine Cargo Specialist Appointment

 

Barents Re is announcing today the appointment of David Burns to lead its Marine Cargo business. The appointment of David Burns signifies a broadening of Barents Re’s business lines in London with Marine Cargo added to the portfolio of Energy, Aviation, Financial Lines, Liability, Accident & Health and the recent addition of Renewable Energy.  David will be based in the London office and will report to Chris Charlton, UK Managing Director.

David Burns has over 30 years’ experience in Marine Cargo insurance underwriting and broking, predominantly in the London market but also internationally in Singapore, over which time he has built a wealth of knowledge and contacts in the core Marine sectors of Cargo, Hull, Yachts, Specie and Fine Art.  David joins from ProSight Specialty Insurance Syndicate having also worked previously, amongst others, for Swiss Re and Axa Corporate Solutions.

Chris Charlton, UK Managing Director, said:

“I am delighted to welcome David to Barents Re. He is a highly experienced Marine Cargo insurance practitioner with excellent technical knowledge and understanding of both the underwriting and brokerage sides of the business. We are looking to grow our business through the appointment of experts with a proven track of record of success and David fits the bill entirely.

“We have expanded into two new lines of business in 2017 with David’s appointment following the recent arrival of Richard Bell and James Ingham to lead our renewal energy business.”

 

 

About Barents Re

Barents Re is a leading independent reinsurance group. Established in 1996, Barents Re has a well-established presence in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. The company provides a wide range of niche and specialty reinsurance products to property and casualty insurers. On the commercial side, Barents Re is especially strong in Bonds, Energy, General Aviation, Financial Lines, Renewable Energy, Property, Liability, Marine Cargo, Life and Accident & Health. Barents Re is also a growing presence in the Consumer arena with participation in a number of Affinity programs.

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By Gilberto Juarez
Barents Appoints Pierre-Yves Bertin as Southern Europe Life Business Development Consultant

Barents Re is announcing the appointment of Pierre-Yves Bertin to the position of Life Business Development Consultant for Southern Europe. Pierre-Yves will focus on the Spanish and Portuguese markets and will report to Romain Durand, Chief Underwriting Officer for Life business.

Pierre-Yves is a highly-experienced Life business specialist with many years’ experience in the industry inclusive of over 20 years’ at SCOR where he held a number of senior positions including Deputy Director for Western Europe and subsequently President of Southern Europe for Transamerica Re.

Romain Durand commented:

“I am delighted that Pierre-Yves has joined Barents Re. He was a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Life business, notably in the Southern European markets of Spain and Portugal where we are expanding our presence. Pierre-Yves is a strong addition to our team and I am pleased to welcome him to Barents Re.”

 

 

About Barents Re

Barents Re is a leading independent reinsurance group. Established in 1996, Barents Re has a well-established presence in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. The company provides a wide range of niche and specialty reinsurance products to property and casualty insurers. On the commercial side, Barents Re is especially strong in Bonds, Energy, General Aviation, Financial Lines, Renewable Energy, Property, Liability, Marine Cargo, Life and Accident & Health. Barents Re is also a growing presence in the Consumer arena with participation in a number of Affinity programs.

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By Gilberto Juarez