BMS Re, the specialty reinsurance broker, today announces the appointment of Christopher Larson as managing director, co-head of casualty broking, effective immediately. Based in New York, Larson will report to Sean Ryan, deputy chief executive officer, and immediately contribute to the continued build out of BMS Re’s North American casualty and treaty capabilities. In addition, Larson will have oversight responsibilities for the branch offices.
Larson joins BMS from QBE Re, where he worked for 24 years and last served as the head of global casualty, senior vice president. In this position, Larson managed the New York office which held a book of around $500M USD inclusive of casualty, property, and health. Larson was integral to the development of QBE’s North American operations, specifically their treaty and casualty reinsurance offerings and primary insurance capabilities. Prior to QBE Re, Larson worked as an underwriter at AIG.
Ryan said: “At BMS Re, we consistently invest in exceptional individuals who share our belief in a culture in which talent and innovation shine, so we are thrilled that Chris as a strong technical expert and tactical leader has decided to join us. His experience is extremely impressive, and he has a proven record of growing business and maintaining valuable trading relationships. I am looking forward to working with Chris and the team to ensure our clients receive the best tailored solutions.”
Larson added: “I am very pleased to be joining the growing BMS Re team as co-head of casualty broking. One of the key attractions of this role was the emphasis that BMS places on both its internal culture and also its client centred approach which is based upon innovative solutions and our independence in the market. I look forward to using my expertise and experience to advance BMS’ growth in the casualty broking space.”