Argo Group has become a member and network partner of GBN Worldwide, a global network of (re)insurers, independent brokers and specialty suppliers, which operates in more than 140 countries.
GBN Worldwide grants partners mutual market access across regulatory regimes and adheres to shared compliance and service standards.
Argo explained that the partnership will enable it to provide instant and efficient client services around the world, particularly in under-served emerging markets.
The move also supports Argo’s digital strategy and presents significant opportunities for the company to source new business.
Ewelina Kudla, head of international marketing & producer management at ArgoGlobal commented: “Becoming part of GBN provides us with significant distribution opportunities and extends our global reach in a single step,”
She added: “Connect Marketplace, a Lloyd’s-recognised digital placing platform, gives us an unparalleled virtual presence around the world, which will benefit our existing and prospective clients.”
GBN’s founder and chairman, Jamil Bahou, said: “I am extremely pleased to welcome Argo as a member of GBN Worldwide at a global level.
“We have a shared vision when it comes to digital distribution, and through their interaction with GBN Members and their virtual presence on the Connect Marketplace platform, we can help them grow their distribution with access to low-limit, high-volume specialty business, not typically seen in the Lloyd’s and London markets.”