Aspen Launches Singapore Operation via Lloyd’s Platform; 2 Senior Execs Hired

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited announced the entry of its insurance segment, Aspen Insurance, into Singapore through Aspen’s Lloyd’s syndicate on the Lloyd’s Asia platform, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

The launch, which is subject to regulatory approval, is consistent with Aspen’s strategy of “leveraging its existing strength and expertise in certain product lines in its target markets globally,” the company said in a statement.

Aspen Insurance’s Singapore operation will initially focus on the provision of onshore and offshore energy, marine hull, accident and health, terrorism, financial and corporate risks, professional indemnity, technology, data protection and cyber and credit and political risk insurance risks.

Ann Haugh, president, Aspen International Insurance, and chief operating officer, Aspen Insurance, said: “We look forward to engaging with brokers and focusing on the opportunities created by our closer proximity to existing and new clients.”

The Singapore insurance operation will be led by Yann Marmonier, who is joining Aspen as principal officer and managing director. Marmonier was previously Singapore country manager at XL Catlin. Prior to this, he held senior roles with Catlin in Singapore, including branch chief executive officer.

Paul Hackett has been appointed head of marine for the Singapore office and was most recently at XL Catlin in Singapore. He previously spent almost 20 years with RSA in underwriting and management positions.

Haugh commented: “Yann and Paul have proven experience and strong track-records in developing businesses in Singapore, and I am delighted that they are joining Aspen Insurance at this exciting time.”

Source: Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited