PRESS RELEASE: Argenta appoints senior underwriters in Power & Utilities and Cargo & Specie

Argenta Syndicate Management Limited (“Argenta”), a subsidiary of Argenta Holdings Plc, is pleased to announce with immediate effect the appointment of Barney Smythe as Power & Utilities Underwriter and Joanne Reynolds as Cargo & Specie Underwriter, both for Syndicate 2121.

Barney Smythe has specialised in the Power and Utilities arena for seven years. Before joining Argenta’s underwriting team three years ago, he spent four years broking Power and Utilities at Willis. Joanne Reynolds has been Deputy Cargo & Specie Underwriter since joining Argenta in 2009. She has over seventeen years in the London market and will continue to report to Scott Sykes, Head of Cargo & Specie and Syndicate 2121’s Principal Underwriter in Singapore.

Ian Maguire, Active Underwriter, commented:

We have made a number of appointments and promotions recently, reflecting our commitment to the growth and development of 2121. Filling two key roles by promoting from within is testament to the quality and depth of our underwriting team. Both Barney and Joanne have the technical knowledge and well-developed broker relationships to help us achieve this growth. We continue to look for teams and individuals to bolster our offering and support our ambitions.