Cooper Gay Targets Treaty Business in Asia with Yip Appointment

December 19, 2012

Independent insurance and reinsurance intermediary Cooper Gay, has appointed David Yip as Head of Treaty for Cooper Gay Hong Kong, as part of its expansion drive in Asia.

“Yip will place particular emphasis on supporting existing and new treaty clients in Greater China,” said the announcement. “He will report to Stephen Britten, Cooper Gay’s Regional Managing Director for Asia, and work closely with his colleagues in Shanghai and London.”

Before joining Cooper Gay, Yip spent 25 years with Aon, rising to the position of Executive Director at Aon Benfield China before resigning in the summer. Prior to joining Aon as part of the acquired Heath Hudig-Langeveldt Re team, he also spent five years at SCOR Hong Kong.

The bulletin also noted that “Cooper Gay has been actively trading in the Chinese treaty market for ten years and opened a representative office in Shanghai seven years ago. Following the recent announcement of a significant investment in the Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Group (CGSC) led by Lightyear Capital, Cooper Gay intends to substantially grow its presence in the Asian market. In particular it is intended to develop the Shanghai representative office into a fully-licensed broking operation and to establish an office in Beijing.”

Stephen Britten, Cooper Gay’s Regional Managing Director for Asia said: “We are delighted that a market practitioner of David’s experience and standing in the market has chosen to join our team in Hong Kong.

“The Greater Chinese market is an extremely important region for Cooper Gay and we are focused on driving considerable expansion in the region through the appointment of high caliber individuals and teams that will add to or widen the scope of our service,” he added.

Source: Cooper Gay

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