Volante MGA to launch in Q1 2018

UK-based Volante Global Limited (Volante), a new multi-class and multi-territory international managing general agent platform, will begin trading during Q1 2018, subject to Lloyd’s Coverholder approvals. Talbir Bains is founder and CEO.

Volante will underwrite specialist portfolios of insurance and reinsurance business, including property & casualty, professional & financial lines, motor, space & aviation and marine & energy.

Bains was formerly Group CEO and CUO of Dual International Ltd, and prior to this spent 14 years at Australia-based commercial insurer QBE.

Other members of the Volante executive committee are: Jim Donnet, Chief Financial Officer (formerly MD in the FIG investment banking teams of KBW, FPK and ABN Amro); Damian McNamara, Chief Distribution Officer (formerly Head of International Business Development at Artex and Kane) and Adrian Williams, Chief Legal Officer (formerly General Counsel (EMEA) at Swiss Re and another QBE alumnus). A Chief Actuarial Officer and an Underwriting & Franchise Director are yet to be announced.