London: Thursday 16th July 2015: Specialist Lloyd’s underwriter Marketform announces that Alistair Marriott has joined the company as Joint Deputy Head of Marine and Class Underwriter Cargo.
Alistair will join Stephen Barr, Marine Director, and Angus Wilson, Joint Deputy Head of Marine and Class Underwriter Hull & War in the company’s marine division.
John O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Marketform Managing Agency Limited, commented:
“Marine market conditions remain challenging across all the classes, but we are confident in Alistair’s ability to develop an account which is sustainable and which will allow us to grow profitably as opportunities present themselves. The arrival of Alistair adds significant leadership in the cargo class to our Marine offering and we are delighted to have him as part of our team.”
Stephen Barr, Marine Director, Marketform Managing Agency Limited, said:
“Over the last 12 months we have focused on how best to position our marine business in a very competitive environment. Our aim is to provide leadership and meaningful capacity in the core classes we underwrite, thereby giving the products and service our clients and brokers demand at competitive prices. The addition of Alistair to write Cargo opens up the opportunity to underwrite stock throughput as well as conventional cargo on a world-wide basis. With the backing of brokers, the reinsurance market and our parent Great American Insurance Group, we will pursue a more robust cargo underwriting strategy which will complement our other lines.”
“Alistair has all of the skills and experience needed to implement and further advance this vital part of our marine strategy and we are very pleased that he has joined us after 12 very successful years operating as a Cargo Portfolio Manager at QBE, ” Barr added.
Marketform was founded in 1989. In August 2012 American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:AFG) increased its ownership interest to 100%, securing the company as a key UK and international specialist insurer, underwriting a diverse range of commercial insurance.
Operating in the Lloyd’s market, the company is a market leader in many insurance classes, insuring risks in over 140 countries. It has relocated to new offices in Gracechurch Street where it employs 168 people. The company also has offices in Sydney, Milan and Naples.
Marketform underwrites the following specialty, casualty and marine classes of business on a direct and reinsurance basis and through delegated authorities:
Mergers & Acquisitions
Any one class can be written in conjunction with other appropriate classes on a combined policy basis.
For more information, please visit www.marketform.com