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SIMON AITKEN

GAUNTLET

It seems that Aitken and Gauntlet were suited to each other even before he came on board from Howden nearly a year ago. He, like Gauntlet, is a property and fine art enthusiast, and so it seemed like a marriage… Read More

MARGARET ARGENT

MARSH

Argent, who runs Marsh’s private client business, took the post on at the beginning of 2016, is plunging straight into a ‘soft’ market, where insurers are being forced to drop their prices in an effort to compete for business. Argent… Read More

CHRIS BENTLEY

AXA ART INSURANCE

Bentley, who was promoted to Axa’s new director of underwriting for Northern Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific this year, is happy with life. ‘We’ve had three sunny days and England’s cricket team is winning. What more could anyone want?’,… Read More

LENNOX BUNTING

ZURICH

When he’s not in the office and helping his band of 70 HNW insurance brokers insure ‘high-value homes, contents, artwork, jewellery, car collections and water craft’, Lennox Bunting is making sure he’s restoring his own classic car – a Porsche… Read More

DAVID FOSTER

LARK INSURANCE

Foster, who is in charge of Lark’s private client division, specialises in insuring high-value homes in the UK and abroad, as well as art, jewellery and cars. This year, Lark has insured a ‘private island in Scandinavia and large haul… Read More

GURPREET JOLLY

HISCOX

Jolly didn’t start out as an art historian. She formerly worked for JP Morgan as a trader before leaving after seven years and deciding to go and study art. While Jolly says that she believes ‘we will start to see… Read More

JAMIE KEANEY

CHUBB

‘Our claims service is second to none – that’s the most important thing from my point of view,’ says Chubb’s recently appointed Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer for its international high net worth business, who is proud of the… Read More

JEREMY MILES

CHUBB

Chubb’s amiable senior vice president for the company’s European high net worth business was in a celebratory mood when he spoke with Spear’s. ‘It’s been a standout 12 months for our team,’ he says of the year’s performance, before describing… Read More

ALEC MOORE

WEATHERBYS HAMILTON

‘2015-6 has been very good,’ says Moore, a partner at Weatherbys-Hamilton, a small broker which specialises in equine insurance for horse racing trainers or large landowners. ‘This year we have been joined by three new partners and opened an office… Read More

TARA PARCHMENT

CHUBB

‘It chose me!,’ Parchment says when asked how she had started her insurance career. But after twenty years of working for Chubb, prior to its recent acquisition with ACE, she is still enthused by her relationship-centric role; she has no… Read More

CLARE PARDY

ECCLESIASTICAL

Pardy is a 30-year old insurance veteran who has decided to move to independent art broker Hallett Independent from her previous employer, Ecclesiastical. Instead of talking about her previous role, she prefers to talk about the art of broking. ‘The… Read More

OLIVER SCOTT

WILLIS PRIVATE CLIENTS

Oliver Scott is happy. Maybe it’s because it’s because he’s talking to Spear’s on a gorgeous September day in London, maybe it’s because the world around him seems pretty happy — or maybe it’s because business is booming for the… Read More

KATIE SMALL

RKH GROUP

Such is the nature of the insurance business that nothing stands still for very long. Katie Small sold her own broker to RK Harrison, which then sold itself to Howden. ‘It has meant a change of brand for me, where… Read More