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Rokstone appoints new group MD

Rokstone is one of the world’s largest MGAs, with offices in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia, Africa and the Middle East

Rokstone, the International Speciality (Re)Insurance MGA, part of Aventum Group, has announced the appointment of Ian Anson as managing director.

Ian Anson joined the group last year as a portfolio manager and before joining Aventum he spent six years at Alesco Risk Management Services where he was initially a placing broker for four years before being promoted to Associate Partner in 2017.

As MD of Rokstone’s global group operations, the firm said Anson will work closely with the CEO and CUO in delivering profitable growth across the group.

Rokstone is one of the world’s largest MGAs, with offices in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

It is a leading specialist MGA serving the needs of international (re)insurance brokers in specialty lines business. It currently underwrites USD500m GWP in several specialty lines including Marine, Terrorism and Political Violence, Direct and Facultative Property, Treaty Property, Construction and Engineering and Liability.

James Potter, CEO of Rokstone, said: “When Ian joined us just 18 months ago to take up a Portfolio Manager role, we knew then that we were securing one of the brightest new talents in the market. He has already delivered multiple commercial growth opportunities and aptly demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities.

“It was soon clear to us that his advanced commercial, strategic and critical thinking would make him the perfect candidate. As managing director he will be a driving force on our journey to become the best global (re)insurance specialty business in the world.”

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