Ariel Re Strengthens U.S. Professional Lines and Casualty Treaty Operations with Appointment of Stephen O’Flynn

HAMILTON, Bermuda – May 22, 2019 – Ariel Re, a member of Argo Group (NYSE: ARGO), today announced the appointment of Stephen O’Flynn as head of professional lines and casualty treaty underwriting – Bermuda, effective June 10, 2019. He will be responsible for establishing, underwriting and growing the U.S. professional lines and casualty book of business. O’Flynn will report to Matthew Wilken, deputy global head of reinsurance at Ariel Re.

“Stephen has a long history of growing profitable books of business, setting underwriting strategy and assessing performance,” said Wilken. “His extensive knowledge and experience in the professional lines and casualty treaty markets will advance the achievement of Ariel Re’s long-term strategic goals. We are pleased to welcome Stephen to the team.”

O’Flynn brings more than 20 years of industry experience to Ariel Re. He joins the company from Tokio Millennium Re, where he most recently served as executive vice president, head of underwriting in Bermuda. O’Flynn began his career in 1995 working as a casualty facultative underwriter for General Reinsurance Corporation, with subsequent roles at Allied World Reinsurance.





Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo Group 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’s insurance subsidiaries are A.M. Best-rated ‘A’ (Excellent) (third highest rating out of 16 rating classifications) with a stable outlook, and Argo Group’s U.S. insurance subsidiaries are Standard and Poor’s-rated ‘A-‘ (Strong) with a positive outlook. More information on Argo Group and its subsidiaries is available at


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International underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in areas of the property and casualty market.

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