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Howden Specialty, Miami launches Financial Lines division; appoints Gerardo Jacobo and Nestor Rodriguez


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Connecting Latin American clients with London Market to offer choice and capacity

28 July, 2021, Miami – Howden Specialty, part of international insurance intermediary Howden Broking, announced today that it has appointed Gerardo Jacobo and Nestor Rodriguez as Executive Director, Head of Financial Lines, Latin America and Executive Director, Financial Lines, Latin America respectively. Jacobo and Rodriguez will be based in Miami, reporting to Charlie Langdale in London.

Jacobo and Rodriguez will lead and develop the new specialist Financial Lines team, connecting Miami and London markets to bring innovative product development and reinsurance market expertise to clients throughout the Latin American region. Both have more than 20 years’ experience across the full range of disciplines, which include insurance company underwriting, consultancy, product development, broking and claims handling.

Gerardo Jacobo, Executive Director, Head of Financial Lines, Latin America, commented: “I am excited to be joining Howden’s Financial Lines team. In unprecedented times like this, having an embedded knowledge of the Latin American region becomes key to develop market-leading solutions to clients beyond insurance and reinsurance.”

Nestor Rodriguez, Executive Director, Financial Lines, Latin America said: “This presents a great opportunity to connect two markets and numerous participants within it, bringing more choice and capacity to Latin American clients.”

Max Scagnetti, MD Howden Specialty, Miami, commented: “I am thrilled that Gerardo and Nestor are joining the Group and excited to work closely with them. Adding their industry expertise, insight and strong relationships to our Miami Hub significantly enhances our ability to deliver client solutions throughout Latin America, providing a credible and best-in-class alternative for Financial Lines clients in the region.”

Charlie Langdale, MD Financial Lines said: “A key aim for us is to give our clients seamless access to global markets and having Gerardo and Nestor lead our Latin American capability from Miami is a huge step to achieving this goal.”