Westfield closes acquisition of Lloyd’s syndicate


Westfield has introduced that it has accomplished its acquisition of Lloyd’s of London Syndicate 1200 from Argo Group International Holdings.

The acquisition will assist Westfield set up itself as a world franchise, whereas expediting the expansion of its specialty arm, Westfield Specialty. A launch talked about that the deal places the general Westfield Specialty portfolio in extra of $1 billion in premium.

The firm launch additionally talked about that Westfield Specialty president Jack Kuhn and government vp and head of worldwide insurance coverage Graham Evans will collectively construct on the present energy of Syndicate 1200 and create an underwriting-focused, market-leading Lloyd’s enterprise as a core a part of Westfield Specialty.

“This acquisition demonstrates Westfield’s dedication to the worldwide specialty market,” stated Westfield board chair, president and CEO Ed Largent. “The Lloyd’s of London market presents long-term progress alternatives and we’re excited to supply brokers, brokers, and purchasers higher entry to Westfield’s experience and product choices.”

“The Syndicate 1200 workforce has created a profitable enterprise, and we’re able to construct on their momentum as a part of Westfield Specialty,” added Graham Evans.

“We’re all for new alternatives for product growth and in working with purchasers and brokers to resolve issues and discover new options,” said Jack Kuhn.

Kuhn additionally indicated that he expects a seamless transition, and that the worldwide workforce is effectively positioned, because it leverages the 175-year-old Westfield model and the energy of the Lloyd’s platform.

Westfield first introduced its plan to amass the Lloyd’s Syndicate final September. The buy worth was valued at roughly $125 million.


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