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David Merry joins as head of Besso Re

February 11, 2020

London headquartered insurance broker, Besso insurance group has named David Merry as head of Besso Re.

Merry joins with over 3 decades of experience as a broker in both the London and international wholesale insurance markets. He joined the business in 2018 to explore strategic growth and development opportunities for Besso group.

The broker’s reinsurance arm, Besso Re, will have a focus on facultative reinsurance and products for international wholesale P&C for large commercial insureds, complimenting the firms existing capabilities of its international unit.

The broker explains that Besso Re has been recruiting high calibre practitioners that bring significant facultative reinsurance and large account experience. They will work closely with the firm’s other divisions to offer a seamless server to clients exploiting all facets of the D&F market.

The team, which is expected to continue to expand in the coming months, includes Ross Beeden as a divisional director, Andrew Coleman as operations director, Nikki Melbourne as a divisional director, Rob Pound as divisional director, Simon Richardson as a divisional director and Jason Savage as executive director.

Commenting on his new role, Merry said: “Facultative reinsurance is an area where we can bring additional value to our clients, complementing our wholesale offering and working across Besso teams to provide cogent solutions for our clients in a challenging market.

“We know that there is keen client demand for brokers offering an independent view combined with relevant scale and that is exactly what we provide without the constriction of organisational silos. It is encouraging to see our approach attracting talented individuals who share our straightforward view of how to extract maximum performance across Besso Re to the benefit of our clients.”