Barbican announces senior promotion
13 November 2013
David Booth becomes active underwriter, Syndicate 1955
Barbican Group Holdings Limited has today announced the promotion of David Booth to the position of active underwriter, Syndicate 1955, with effect from 1 January 2014. Mr. Booth will report to Ken Curtis, Managing Director, Barbican Managing Agency Limited. He will also continue in his current role as head of marine, aviation and transport.
Mr. Booth has over 20 years of experience in the London and European insurance and reinsurance markets. Prior to joining Barbican in 2008, he was business unit manager at Endurance Worldwide Insurance, managing the firm’s specialty underwriting department. During his extensive career, he has held a number of underwriting positions, including: deputy marine underwriter at Folksam International, marine underwriter for Cologne-based Europa Ruckversicherüng and marine reinsurance underwriter for DS Christiansen Syndicate 958.
Commenting on the promotion, Mr. Curtis said: “David has been with Barbican almost since day one. During the last five years, his considerable experience, extensive industry insight and outstanding market reputation have enabled him and his team to achieve significant growth in our marine, aviation and transport unit, creating an extremely diverse, global book of business. I am delighted to be announcing his promotion, one which he fully deserves given his steadfast commitment to securing Barbican’s strong market position.
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Notes to Editors
Formed in 2007, Barbican Group Holdings is an insurance group writing business predominantly through its Syndicates at Lloyd’s. It also has a non-Lloyd’s financial solutions business based in Guernsey which offers insurance and reinsurance programmes to the global market.
Barbican Syndicates 1955 and 6113 at Lloyd’s have a stamp capacity of £227.5m for the 2013 year of account and underwrites cyber liability, financial and professional lines, healthcare liability, international casualty reinsurance, marine insurance, marine reinsurance, North American casualty reinsurance, property, property reinsurance and corporate, middle market and scheme/affinity group clients in the UK and Ireland.
In the UK, all members of the Barbican Insurance Group of companies are registered in England and Wales and are subsidiaries of Barbican Group Holdings Limited (a company incorporated under the Laws of the Island of Guernsey). The members of the Barbican Insurance Group of companies that are incorporated in England and Wales are Barbican Holdings (UK) Limited (company no. 06410772), Barbican Corporate Member Limited (company no. 06400087), Barbican Managing Agency Limited (company no. 06948515) and Barbican Underwriting Limited (company no. 06634788). Barbican Managing Agency Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. The registered offices of all members of the Barbican Insurance Group of companies are situated at 33 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT.