Barents Re Appoints Head of Financial Lines

Barents Re is announcing today the appointment of Keith Foster to head its Financial Lines business. Keith will be based in the London office and will report to Chris Charlton, UK Managing Director.

Keith Foster has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of insurance, predominantly in financial lines underwriting alongside broking experience and in client-side risk management. Keith’s particular area of specialism is underwriting for global and domestic financial institutions including banks, investment managers, private equity and venture capital firms, corporate finance, stockbrokers, stock exchanges, trusts and corporate service providers such as fund administrators. Keith joins from CNA Hardy where he was Senior Financial Institutions Underwriter for their retail and Lloyd’s syndicate Financial Lines business.  

Chris Charlton, UK Managing Director, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Keith to Barents Re. Keith’s extensive experience and insight gained from working in Financial Lines underwriting, broking and client-side risk management will be of great benefit to our clients and our business going forward.

“With Mark Croxson also having joined us in Financial Lines from AIG at the end of last year, Keith’s appointment today gives us a great platform from which we can further develop our Financial Lines business.”  

The appointment of Keith Foster signifies a further strengthening of Barents Re’s business lines in London which incorporate Energy, Financial Lines, Liability, Accident & Health and the recent additions of Renewable Energy, Marine Cargo and Contingency & Entertainment. 

 

 

 

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, Contingency & Entertainment, Life and Accident & Health. Barents Re is also a growing presence in the Consumer arena with participation in a number of Affinity programs