Barents Re is announcing the appointment of Julian Coglan as Head of Property. Julian will be based in the London office and will report to Chris Charlton, UK Managing Director and Head of Energy.
Julian Coglan joins from Advent Syndicate 780 where he was underwriting Direct & Facultative business for the past 3 years. Julian has over 20 years’ experience in Direct & Facultative reinsurance having worked previously for Lloyd’s and Company markets including QBE Syndicate 2000, SCOR and Cologne Re.
Chris Charlton, UK Managing Director and Head of Energy, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Julian to Barents Re. Julian is a renowned expert in Property reinsurance and is the ideal person to lead our underwriting and business development in this line of business. I am looking forward to working with Julian whose experience and knowledge will further contribute to the successful build out of Barents Re in London.’’
About Barents Re
Barents Re is a leading independent reinsurance group. Established in 1996, Barents Re has a well-established presence in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East 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, 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.
Barents Re was recently invited to represent the reinsurance industry at the prestigious meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of Latin America. Affiliated to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, the FATF of Latin America evaluates member countries’ processes and procedures to uphold the highest standards of financial probity for the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
The FATF invites companies and governmental organisations with a track record of commitment and promotion of measures to combat financial crime and to share best practice. The FATF’s most recent meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Relations in Panama between the 15th and the 26th of May at which Fernando Diaz Lozano, Barents Re’s Compliance Manager, represented the reinsurance industry.
Gerardo Garcia, Barents Re President & CEO, commented:
“It was a great honour to be invited by the FATF to represent the reinsurance sector at this important event. We believe that the invitation demonstrates our leadership and commitment to upholding the highest standards in the financial markets and wider financial services arena.”
The Financial Action Task Force was established in 2000 and represents 17 countries in Latin America.
Barents Re’s Compliance Manager, Fernando Díaz Lozano (at the far right), along with other representatives of the Financial Action Task Force meeting.