Argenta Asia signs terrorism underwriter from Talbot

June 11 2019 by InsuranceAsia News Staff

Argenta Underwriting Asia has appointed Simon Wilmot-Smith as a political violence and terrorism underwriter.

Wilmot-Smith, who was previously a specialist lines underwriter at Talbot Asia, will be based in the Singapore office in Capita Green (pictured) and report to AUA’s principal underwriter in Singapore, Scott Sykes.

Des Carbery, managing director and principal officer of Argenta Underwriting Asia, commented: “We are delighted that [Wilmot-Smith] has chosen to join Argenta to help us further develop our well-established local operation.”

“Further expanding our underwriting capability underlines our commitment to our business partners and customers in the region as we seek to ensure they have access to the full range of products available from Argenta’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 2121.”

Scott Sykes, director and principal underwriter for AUA, said: “[Wilmot-Smith’s] experience, expertise, relationships and extensive knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region enhances the range of insurance and reinsurance solutions we are able to offer to the brokers and customers who have been so supportive of our development in the region. “

Argenta a subsidiary of Argenta Holdings and regional coverholder for Syndicate 2121, managed by Argenta Syndicate Management