ArgoGlobal adds key underwriters to insure risks associated with Political Violence and War - Argo Group

ArgoGlobal adds key underwriters to insure risks associated with Political Violence and War

LONDON – November 04, 2020 – ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, today announces the appointments of Henry Gillingham as political violence and war class underwriter, Chris Marsh as underwriter, and Chris Sparrow as underwriting assistant. All take up their roles with immediate effect. Marsh and Sparrow will report to Henry Gillingham, while Gillingham will report to Jeremy Shallow, head of specialty. Insuring risks associated with political violence and war is a new segment for Argo’s Syndicate 1200.

Gillingham brings nearly two decades of underwriting experience to ArgoGlobal. He joins from StarStone where he served as head of political violence and war after earlier roles at Talbot. Marsh joins from StarStone where he served as underwriter of terror and political violence. Prior to this, he spent five years in the terrorism and political violence division at Neon Underwriting. Sparrow joins from StarStone where he served as underwriting assistant.

Jeremy Shallow, head of specialty, ArgoGlobal said, “Henry, Chris and Chris are key appointments whose skills and expertise will strengthen our capabilities in political violence and war lines. In an unstable world, there is increasing demand from clients for coverage against these risks and our underwriters have an excellent market reputation as effective leaders, with access to appropriate capacity and an ability to influence price and policy conditions

Their combined experience of our new arrivals will enhance the breadth of services we can offer our clients. I am very pleased to welcome them to the team.”



ArgoGlobal is the trading brand of Syndicate 1200 at Lloyd’s, managed by Argo Managing Agency Ltd. The Syndicate offers worldwide property, marine, energy, specialty and non-U.S. liability insurance. Market-leading expertise, knowledge, an innovative approach and focus on its customers, together with the substantial resources, financial strength and international scope of the Argo Group, support ArgoGlobal’s position as a leading player in the Lloyd’s Market. For more information, visit


Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is an underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of businesses in two primary segments: U.S. Operations and International Operations. Argo Group and its insurance subsidiaries are rated ‛A-’ by Standard & Poor’s. Argo’s insurance subsidiaries are rated ‛A-’ by A.M. Best. More information on Argo and its subsidiaries is available at

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