David Barber Joins Fortegra as CUO for Specialty Lines, London

Barber is a widely recognized Lloyd’s underwriter for 30 years specializing in U.S. casualty business.

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Fortegra Financial Corporation (Jacksonville, Fla.), an international specialty insurer and subsidiary of Tiptree Inc. (New York), has announced that David Barber, a widely recognized Lloyd’s underwriter for 30 years specializing in U.S. casualty business, is joining the Fortegra leadership team as the Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for specialty lines in London.

“David spent 30 years in the Lloyd’s insurance market specializing in U.S. casualty business on both a direct and reinsurance basis,” comments Richard Kahlbaugh, CEO, Fortegra. “We are thrilled David is joining the Fortegra team. He is an exceptionally talented underwriter, and he is widely recognized as a leader in his field with a broad base of industry support. We fully expect David to be a meaningful catalyst for continued growth in specialty lines.”

“I am delighted to join Fortegra’s management team,” says Barber. “The Fortegra vision and agent-focused approach were quite refreshing and appealing. Fortegra approaches the market with discipline. They are entrepreneurs and consider each opportunity on the merits. I look forward to contributing across the enterprise and further developing the London office offering.”

Experience and Agency Relationships

“David’s expertise and experience in the London markets as a specialty underwriter provide us with experience and a broad array of agency relationships,” says Mark Rattner, EVP and U.S. CUO. “We are hopeful that David will attract both old and new clients.”

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