12 January 2021Life

Hamilton Managing Agency hires Ormes and Mognetti

Hamilton Insurance Group has made two senior appointments in its Lloyd's operations, Hamilton Managing Agency (HMA).

Trevor Ormes has been named as deputy active underwriter of Syndicate 4000 and head of professional lines, while Florence Mognetti becomes head of political risk.

Ormes has 35 years of industry experience and previously spent 20 years with Chubb in London, most recently as head of financial lines, having initially joined then ACE as a PI underwriter. Before that he spent two years as a PI underwriter at Lloyd's Syndicate SVB and 10 years at Aon in London in the professional services group.

Mognetti has 24 years of political risk experience and previously spent six years with Acappella Syndicate 2014 where she was divisional head of political risk. Before that she was head of UK market, transactional cover unit with Euler Hermes, responsible for leading, managing and underwriting a political risk and credit portfolio with a worldwide remit. She also spent 14 years at Coface, where she initially trained in Paris, before becoming political risk director for London and Paris, establishing a political risk and credit portfolio from inception.

The pair will be based in London, with Mognetti set to start on January 18 and Ormes expected to take up his post later in the year, in accordance with notice periods. Both report to Miles Osorio, active underwriter of Lloyd's Syndicate 4000.

Adrian Daws, chief executive officer of HMA, said Ormes will help drive profitable growth in a complementary longer-tail class of business and provide balance to the Syndicate's portfolio.

"Hiring such impressive talent signals our ongoing commitment to these important classes of business during this dynamic time in the industry, as we look to grow the Hamilton franchise,” said Daws. “During our search, [Mognetti’s] name came up time and time again as a leader in this specialist class.”