• A+ rated capacity for all lines
  • Market-leading specialists across the portfolio
  • Consistent underwriting, tailored cover, superior service
  • A joined-up, centrally managed team, offering insurance solutions for FI, Cyber (Imminent Launch), D&O, PI and Activist Protection Insurance

The London-based MGA provides a wide range of financial and professional lines insurance products for companies on a global basis, offering comprehensive cover across all these business-critical lines.

Underwriting bespoke products across financial institutions, cyber (soon to be launched), directors’ and officers’ liability, professions’ (ex-U.S.) and M&A insurances, Volante Financial and Professional Lines provides robust cover for all industry sectors. A+ rated capacity supports every programme, delivering the policy security that an increasingly demanding and litigious business environment requires.

Led by one of the most respected figures in the sector and with market-leading specialists across the portfolio, the team is acutely aware of the threats facing businesses throughout the corporate arena. That awareness ensures product certainty for companies and their executives, with each solution crafted to meet individual insurance needs or company-wide exposures.

The Financial and Professional Lines team distributes via a wide broking network of London market practitioners and local market specialists, ensuring a strong presence in all key territories.

Our broking relationships are secured upon a commitment to consistent underwriting, tailor-made cover and long-term commitment from capacity providers, while offering ease of trading and superior service from first submission to claims payment. That commitment is made to every firm in our network.

Our specialist market knowledge is sharpened through our work with leading sector-specific data providers. That data feed supports informed underwriting decisions, more accurate pricing and greater product flexibility to stay on top of evolving market trends and regulatory developments.

The Volante Financial and Professional Lines Team

Andrew Pearson

Managing Director

Executive Committee

Biography

Andrew Pearson

Managing Director

Executive Committee

Andrew has over 30 years of experience in the financial and professional lines sector across both underwriting and broking. Prior to joining Volante, Andrew was Divisional Head – Financial &amp Professional Lines at Barbican Managing Agency Ltd (Syndicate 1955). He has also held senior roles at Marsh FINPRO and BMS Bermuda, and was previously a Chair of the Lloyd’s Market Association’s (LMA) FI panel.

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Charlotte Flook

Assistant Underwriter

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Directors & Officers

Biography

Charlotte Flook

Assistant Underwriter

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Directors & Officers

Charlotte works directly with the Volante F&PL team in her capacity as Assistant Underwriter.

She joined Volante from Barbican Insurance Group where she was an Underwriting Assistant, primarily focusing on FI, but also working across the broader Financial Lines portfolio, including Commercial D&O, Commercial PI and Cyber.

Charlotte is Cert CII qualified.

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David Mercer

Managing Director

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Professional Indemnity

Biography

David Mercer

Managing Director

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Professional Indemnity

David Mercer is a highly respected professional indemnity practitioner with over 30 years of insurance industry experience spanning both the broking and underwriting arenas.

Most recently, he was a Director of PI at an international MGA, having joined that firm in 2008. Prior to this, David was an Executive Director of the PI team at Lockton and their predecessors Alexander Forbes and Nelson Hurst. He is ACII qualified.

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Davood Khalaghizadeh

Managing Director

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Directors & Officers

Biography

Davood Khalaghizadeh

Managing Director

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Directors & Officers

Davood is a highly experienced underwriter with a strong track record for developing diverse, successful books of business.

During his career in the insurance industry he has held a number of senior underwriting positions. Most recently, he was Head of Commercial D&O at Aspen Insurance UK. Prior to this, he spent six years at Starr Underwriting where he progressed to Head of Management Liability. He has also worked at QBE Europe and AIG.

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Graeme King

Managing Director

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Cyber Lockout

Biography

Graeme King

Managing Director

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Cyber Lockout

Graeme has over 30 years of experience as an IT consultant, a technology and intellectual property lawyer and a cyber and technology E&O underwriter. A highly respected figure in the cyber insurance arena, he is at the forefront of the evolution of cyber risk mitigation solutions as a driver of cyber insurance and the use of AI to assess cyber risk.

Previously, Graeme was Business Group Leader for Cyber and Tech at Barbican Insurance, among the top five cyber markets in London. From 2012 – 2014, he led a regional team of technology and cyber underwriters at Allianz, focussing on large global primaries. Prior to that, he specialised in underwriting Tech E&O risks for Hiscox in London, India and Australia.

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Jack Spencer

Underwriting Assistant

Underwriting Administration

Biography

Jack Spencer

Underwriting Assistant

Underwriting Administration

After graduating from university in 2018, Jack began his career within Insurance at AmTrust. Jack joined Volante, as an Underwriting Assistant for the Financial Lines team, in 2019.

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Jacob Hersom

Underwriting Assistant

Underwriting Administration

Biography

Jacob Hersom

Underwriting Assistant

Underwriting Administration

Jacob has 3-4 years’ experience within the Insurance market. Working for Aon, Tokio Marine Kiln and joined Volante as an Underwriting Assistant for the Financial & Professional Lines team in 2019.

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Jenna Terry

Underwriter

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Professional Indemnity

Biography

Jenna Terry

Underwriter

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Professional Indemnity

Jenna joins Volante with our regional PI team, she has 8 years experience in the insurance industry and is Cert Cii qualified. Starting off as an insurance technician within a Lloyds MGA, Prior to joining Volante, she was a professional indemnity underwriter at CNA Hardy.

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Kristy Mannin

Regional Portfolio Manager

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Professional Indemnity

Biography

Kristy Mannin

Regional Portfolio Manager

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Professional Indemnity

Kristy Mannin is a well-respected professional indemnity practitioner with over 12 years of insurance industry experience spanning both the broking and underwriting arenas.

Most recently, she was an Underwriter at DUAL, having joined that firm in 2014. Prior to this, Kristy was Team Leader of a Commercial Wholesale broking department. She is DIP qualified and currently working towards her ACII. Kristy has also been nominated for two Women In Insurance Awards including Underwriting Professional of the Year.

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Liana Bond

Underwriter

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Financial Institutions

Biography

Liana Bond

Underwriter

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Financial Institutions

Liana has over 15 years of experience in the London market specialising in Financial Institutions.
Prior to joining Volante Financial and Professional Lines, Liana was a Financial Institutions Underwriter at Canopius Managing Agents, underwriting a portfolio of predominantly US domiciled Financial Institutions risks. Liana began her career in the London insurance market in 2002, when she joined Trenwick International (now known as Canopius Managing Agents).

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Rachel Darke

Assistant Underwriter

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Professional Indemnity

Biography

Rachel Darke

Assistant Underwriter

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Professional Indemnity

Rachel has a wealth of experience at Heath Lambert in the wordings team, Swiss Re on the RI side, moving back to Heath and then joining Millers. She has also supported the UW teams at Antares.

Rachel’s last role before joining Volante was 6 years at Maven, Aon’s MGA, in the PI team.

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Robert Yaxley

Assistant Underwriter

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Directors & Officers

Biography

Robert Yaxley

Assistant Underwriter

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Directors & Officers

Rob has previous experience as an Insurance Broker for the FinPro Commercial D&O team at Marsh, where he spent 2 years working in a wholesale role focusing predominantly on larger global clients.
His most recent role before joining Volante Global was as a Health and Safety advisor for a marine geophysical/environmental service company, working both on and offshore.

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Steve Redding

Managing Director

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Financial Institutions

Biography

Steve Redding

Managing Director

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Financial Institutions

Steve has over 30 years of experience in the London market, including 25 years specialising in Financial Institutions. Writing business on a worldwide basis, he has gained an incredible insight into the unique coverage requirements of different territories and industry sectors.

Prior to joining Volante Financial and Professional Lines, Steve was Financial Institutions Manager at Antares Underwriting working across a diverse portfolio of business. Previous roles have included Financial Institutions Underwriter at Württembergische Versicherung and Deputy Accident Underwriter Eagle Star Re.

He began his career in the London insurance market in 1986, when he joined Trinity Insurance.

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Jamie Bryant

Senior Underwriter

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Directors & Officers

Biography

Jamie Bryant

Senior Underwriter

Volante Financial & Professional Lines - Directors & Officers

Jamie has extensive underwriting experience in the London D&O market. He has developed portfolios on Lloyd’s and company market platforms and comes with experience across multiple product lines within the management liability space. Prior to joining Volante Financial and Professional Lines, Jamie was a Senior Underwriter at Aspen Insurance UK. He has also held underwriting positions at The Navigators Group and CV Starr.

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