Pioneer launches International Property Facultative Division

01 December, 2015

Pioneer Underwriters (‘Pioneer’) today announces the launch of its new International Property Facultative Division, which will be led by Robert Coker as Head of International Property Facultative, who joins Pioneer today. He will report to Andrew Stout, Director of Underwriting at Pioneer Underwriters.

Based in London, the International Property Facultative Division will underwrite on a worldwide basis focused on primary property facultative and binder risks targeting SME business and building upon extensive trading relationships.

Robert Coker has 25 years’ experience in the insurance and reinsurance sector. He joins from Faraday Underwriting, where he was part of the well-established and successful Property D&F team for eight years. Prior to that he was at Manufacturers P&C Ltd in Barbados, having started his underwriting career with Swiss Re in Zurich. Darren Doherty, CEO of Pioneer Underwriters, commented: “I am pleased to welcome Robert to Pioneer as we launch our International Property Facultative Division, the latest step in our ongoing plan to build and scale the business. There are significant opportunities to grow Pioneer’s presence in this market and Robert’s experience of developing profitable long term books of business will play a key role in the development of the account.”

Robert Coker said: “I look forward to getting started and leveraging Pioneer’s brand and the operational excellence it is known for, as we grow a market leading book of international property facultative business.”

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