RKH Specialty rebrands FP Marine

September 5 2019 by InsuranceAsia News Staff

RKH Specialty, owned by Hyperion, has rebranded its Hong Kong-based marine broker FP Marine as RKH Specialty.

In addition Julian Franzman will be joining in the fourth quarter as head of marine and cargo for Asia Pacific.

Franzman, who was previously at JLT Re Asia Pacific, will lead a division in Singapore that includes recently recruited divisional directors Ricky Miller and Nick King, broker Jaquelin See and account handler Flora Goh.

In addition Tia Poole, previously at Willis Towers Watson, has recently joined RKH Specialty Hong Kong as divisional director and will be focusing on ports, terminals and logistics, and hull lines.

Meanwhile, Lee Vanderson has joined as regional technical adviser. Based in Manila, Vanderson was previously the chief underwriter and principal officer at Ascot Asia in Singapore.

Dan Whiteside, head of marine at RKH Specialty, commented: “London is a natural, but by no means the only, home for international marine business. It is key that our teams have a local presence and ability to work together as a single unit to develop solutions for clients that encompass the best placement strategies from markets in London, Europe, the US, Middle East and Asia.”

Richard Walker, chairman at rebranded RKH Specialty Hong Kong, said: “90% of the world’s trade is facilitated by maritime shipping and Asia is at its heart. For RKH, strengthening our resources in marine and cargo in Asia, reflect the growth of our client base here, as well as its fast-evolving insurance markets.”