Brussels: 25 July, 2022 - European boutique Managing General Agent (MGA), Alta Signa Europe B.V. (“Alta Signa”), is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeroen Kisters as Professional Indemnity Manager for the Netherlands.
Based in Rotterdam, Jeroen will be responsible for developing Alta Signa’s professional indemnity (PI) product offering in the Dutch market as part of the business’s wider focus on carefully targeted, sustainable and profitable growth within specialty markets across Europe.
Jeroen has more than 30 years’ experience as an Insurance Consultant, Wholesale Broker, Legal Risk Management Consultant and Underwriter in respect of Commercial Lines, General Liability, Employer’s Liability, Product Liability, Professional Indemnity (Facultative Reinsurance) and Directors & Officers Liability. Prior to joining Alta Signa, he was a self-employed PI Legal Risk Management Consultant and subject matter expert having previously held senior underwriting roles at Liberty Specialty Markets, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and AXA. Jeroen is a fluent Dutch, English and German speaker.
Alta Signa Head of Distribution Dennis Gattenger said:
“As an established MGA dedicated to the European Specialty Insurance market, we are focusing on specialty insurance where global expertise and local underwriting experience is critical, and where policyholders buy your capacity because they feel comfortable that you completely understand their risk exposures. Professional Indemnity is one such market where we are looking to grow selectively across Europe on a country-by-country basis with a local boots-on-the-ground presence. Jeroen’s knowledge of the Dutch PI market is second to none and will add extensive value to our clients as we bring specialised solutions to help them manage their evolving risks.”
Alta Signa Branch Manager for Benelux Mark Haverkate commented:
“We are pleased to have Jeroen join the Benelux team. With his expertise and knowledge on Dutch PI we will elevate the Benelux operation to the next level. Jeroen brings a wealth of complementary underwriting, broking and consulting experience and I know that our clients and business partners will benefit enormously from his extensive expertise and sector insights.”
Alta Signa Professional Indemnity Manager, Netherlands, Jeroen Kisters, said:
“I am very excited to have joined Alta Signa at such an important time in its development. The company has a forward-thinking and entrepreneurial approach and the big driver for me is that I will be able to build a book of PI business implementing my own clear underwriting strategy without being held back by outdated systems or market habits which inhibit the potential for growth. This is a great opportunity to bring 30 years of sector experience across Europe and my clear underwriting philosophy to benefit our clients and business partners – initially within the Netherlands and in other markets over time.
Contrary to what some in the market are saying, PI markets in Europe are soft with ample opportunities and lots of capacity so you have to stand out and have your USPs in order. Differentiation and relevance are key and if you have a good strategy, a compelling value proposition and a strong local network to allow you to underwrite profitably, the prospects are favourable. I am very much looking forward to working with Gerard and my excellent Alta Signa colleagues across Europe, and to playing an integral part in the continued growth and success of the business.”
Expansive MGA Alta Signa has successfully launched operations in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain since it began operations in 2019.