Specialist Lloyd’s underwriter Marketform, which operates Syndicate 2468 at Lloyd’s, announced that Roberto Murru joined the company as an underwriter in its growing financial lines team led by Ian West.
Fluent in Italian, Murru began his insurance career in 1985 at Generali. He also has worked at both Syndicate 702 (managed by RE Brown) and Brit. In 2011, he joined AmTrust at Lloyd’s, where he was employed by AG Dore & Others to start and build a financial institutions portfolio.
“Roberto is well-regarded in the London market and has a strong and long-standing broker following. With over 20 years’ experience in underwriting financial institutions, Roberto’s skills and expertise will complement our existing capability in this space,” said Ian West, head of Financial and Professional Lines and Financial Lines Class underwriter.
Murru will work closely with underwriter Beth Whybrow to “capitalize on the opportunities we are seeing in the market,” added West. “I enjoyed working with Roberto many years ago, at a different company, and I am delighted to welcome him to the Financial Lines team at Marketform to be colleagues once again.”
West went on to say: “Our financial lines offering is broad. We are willing to consider entities of all types, undertaking any activity – both financial and commercial. On this basis, Roberto’s wealth of knowledge and broad contact base will be invaluable to us as we further extend our underwriting reach to a wider broker and client network.”
Martin Reith, chief executive officer of Marketform Managing Agency, commented:
“Directors & officers liability, financial institutions errors & omissions and bankers blanket bond continue to be key classes of business for us here at Marketform, and I join Ian in welcoming Roberto to the syndicate.”
From Feb. 1, Murru will be underwriting at Marketform’s box 106 on Gallery 1 at Lloyd’s.