Argenta Holdings plc
5th Floor 70 Gracechurch Street London EC3V 0XL
Argenta Syndicate Management Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. It is a Lloyd's authorised managing agency, housing the Group's own underwriting operation, Argenta Syndicate 2121, and providing third party managing agency services to other Lloyd's syndicates.
Alasdair has an outstanding track record in building, and investing in, successful businesses. He began his career in banking after graduating from Oxford University, working for Citibank and American Express, as well as Oceanic, a specialist shipping investment bank. In 1982, he established a Singapore-based business providing finance for and investing in shipping and offshore oil service companies, which was subsequently acquired by Henry Ansbacher & Co Ltd, a London Merchant Bank.
Chief Executive Officer,
Andrew has spent over 20 years in the Lloyd’s insurance market and has a wide-ranging expertise in running Lloyd's businesses. He began his career as a tax specialist, working for H.M. Inspector of Taxes (now part of HMRC) and two major UK accountancy practices before joining Sedgwick Lloyd’s Underwriting Agents (“Sedgwick”), the forerunner of Argenta Private Capital Limited, a Lloyd’s members’ agency, in 1992 as head of its tax consultancy business. When limited liability structures were introduced to Lloyd’s in 1994, he became Head of Corporate Capital Development and was instrumental in the design of many of these new companies. He became Managing Director of Sedgwick in 2000.
Chief Financial Officer
Graham qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 1990, specialising in both the manufacturing and insurance sectors (including the Lloyd’s market). In 1994, Graham moved into a Lloyd’s managing agency role, where he worked closely with the underwriting teams for several syndicates, dealing with both financial and operational aspects. In 2001 he joined ASML and was appointed Finance Director in 2002.
Graham joined the Lloyd’s of London insurance market in 1968 after graduating from the University of Cambridge. He is a well-known and well-respected figure in the market, having been a major player in the industry as a reinsurance broker, company secretary, managing agent and members’ agent. He was appointed Deputy Chairman by the Corporation of Lloyd’s in 2007, a post he held until February 2014. Graham was appointed Chairman of Argenta Private Capital Ltd in 2011 and retired from this position in August 2015. He was also Deputy Chairman of Argenta Syndicate Management Limited and remains a Non-Executive Director of Argenta Holdings plc.
Ian has over 27 years of experience in insurance and reinsurance. Since June 2011 Ian has been Active Underwriter of syndicate 2121, having joined the syndicate in 2004. He continues to hold responsibility for the property direct and facultative account and oversees the development of the syndicate’s other, predominantly short tail classes. Ian joined the Board of ASML in July 2012. Prior to joining Argenta, Ian was at Wellington Underwriting where he had responsibility for Wellington’s North American direct property facility business.