HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, today announced William M. Wharton has been appointed to serve as head of professional lines operations in Bermuda.
“Bill brings a broad range of underwriting and management experience to Argo Group, along with a very strong background building outstanding teams and product offerings in many key global markets,” said Argo Group’s global head of professional lines Steve McGill. “Bill’s deep product knowledge coupled with his strong market relationships will serve us well as we continue to grow and expand our professional lines platform in Bermuda.”
In this role, Wharton is responsible for managing one of Argo Group’s key professional lines platforms in Bermuda. “I look forward to working with Bill as part of our professional lines leadership team,” said McGill. “Bill’s experience in Asia and Europe, in addition to Bermuda and the US will complement our desire to profitably expand our business throughout the world.”
Wharton joins Argo Group from Catlin Insurance Singapore where he served as head of financial lines for Asia. Prior to joining Catlin in 2013, Wharton held executive positions at XL Insurance, serving as chief underwriting officer, professional lines, focusing on underwriting activities outside of the United States and Bermuda, as well as overseeing professional lines underwriting activities in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Prior to joining XL Insurance, Wharton served in senior management positions with Marsh & McLennan, Johnson & Higgins, and Chubb Insurance. Wharton has a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from the University of Pittsburgh.
About Argo Group
Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Through its operating subsidiaries, Argo Group offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in four primary segments: Excess & Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty, International Specialty and Syndicate 1200. Argo Group’s worldwide insurance subsidiaries are rated ‘A’ (Excellent) by A.M. Best with a stable outlook and its U.S. insurance subsidiaries are rated ‘A-’ (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s with a stable outlook. For more information, visit www.argolimited.com or follow us on LinkedIn (http://ow.ly/Oe6fK) and on Twitter at @Argo_Group.
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