Barbican appoints class underwriter

14 June 2016

London, 14th June 2016 – Barbican Insurance Group today announced that George Doughty has joined the firm as a class underwriter, political and trade credit risks with immediate effect. Mr. Doughty reports to Jessica Johnson, class underwriter, malicious acts.
Mr. Doughty has over 30 years of experience in political and trade credit risks, including eight years as a specialist broker and over 20 years as a Lloyd’s underwriter. Most recently, he was a class underwriter, political risk, trade credit and terrorism at Argo Syndicate 1200, having joined the firm in 2013. Prior to this, he was a senior underwriter, political risk and trade credit at Hardy Syndicate 382, a position which he held from 2004-2013. Other roles have included: political risk and trade credit account underwriter at Faraday Syndicate 435 and Secretan Syndicate 367. During his time as a broker he was a director at specialist political risk Lloyd’s broker Berry Palmer & Lyle Ltd and a manager at Investment Insurance International one of the pioneering brokers of political risk.

Commenting on the appointment, Ms. Johnson said: "George has a fantastic level of experience in the political risk and credit arena, stretching back over three decades. Over that period, he has developed an in-depth market insight and established an extensive range of client and broker relationships around the world, making him a great addition to our ranks.”

Mr. Doughty added: “The current political risk and trade credit insurance market is an extremely challenging and competitive one. It requires a high level of underwriting judgement and the ability to create innovative solutions to mitigate risks from ever changing and often unpredictable global economic and political conditions. Barbican excels on underwriting often highly complex risks and I am very much looking forward to being part of the team.”

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