European boutique Managing General Agent Alta Signa Europe B.V. (“Alta Signa”) announces the opening of a French office in Bordeaux.
The office was first established in December 2020 and following regulatory approval, has now become fully operational – offering Financial Lines products including Commercial Directors & Officers (D&O), Commercial Professional Indemnity, Cyber, Crime, and Financial Institutions.
In addition to its French office, Alta Signa has successfully launched in Belgium and set up branch offices in Spain and Italy over the last year. It has also recently received regulatory approval from the FSMA for further branch offices in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, and expects these to become fully operational in the near future.
Jérôme Gillet, Branch Manager, France, said: “The French market is a key part of Alta Signa’s expansion strategy and the opening of our Bordeaux office will further strengthen our “close to source” underwriting approach – and clearly demonstrates the Group’s desire to differentiate itself and to stay close to our brokers. I am certain that our MGA model will bring more solutions and flexibility for our clients and broker partners and I am very proud to be able to participate in the expansion of Alta Signa in Continental Europe.”
Alta Signa is also pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Dubreuil as Senior Financial Lines Underwriter. Based in Brussels, Marc will be responsible for developing Alta Signa’s product offering in the French market as well as writing some Financial Lines business in Belgium.
Marc has joined Alta Signa from Marsh where he was a Financial Lines Manager based in Paris. He was previously a Team Leader and D&O Chief Underwriting Officer with AXA and prior to this, he was a Senior Financial Lines Underwriter with AIG.
Jérôme Gillet commented: “Marc’s knowledge of the French market will add extensive value to our clients as we combine local expertise and a suite of complementary specialised solutions to help them manage their evolving risks. He has over 10 years of senior and highly relevant Financial Lines underwriting experience in France and I know that we will benefit enormously from his extensive insights and expertise. I am delighted to welcome Marc to our growing team.”
Marc Dubreuil, Senior Underwriter, added: “I am very excited to have joined Alta Signa at such an important time in its development. Having local underwriters in the field working closely with clients and brokers is invaluable as we build out our Financial Lines capabilities in France. I am very much looking forward to working with Jérôme and the excellent Alta Signa team and to playing an integral part in the continued growth and success of the business.”