Validus Reaseguros will specifically target the Latin American and Caribbean markets

Validus Holdings has formed a company, Validus Reaseguros, which will act as an approved Lloyd’s coverholder for Syndicate 1183.

Based in Miami, the company will specifically target the Latin American and Caribbean markets.

As an approved Lloyd’s coverholder Validus Reaseguros will receive its underwriting capacity from Syndicate 1183 which is managed by Talbot Underwriting.

Validus Reaseguros will underwrite business on both a facultative and treaty basis across a range of lines.

Validus Reaseguros is led by chief executive officer J Andrew Downey. Downey has worked in the region for over eleven years, most recently as senior vice president & underwriting manager for the Latin American & Caribbean Division of Transatlantic Re, a post he had held since 2002.

Downey is currently supported by a team including Rafael Saer (Chief Operating Officer), Jorge Beltran (Treaty Manager), Mario Montero (Facultative Manager) and Luis Sonville (Miscellaneous Lines Manager). The current team has over 50 years of underwriting experience and is expected to continue to add staff to meet client needs.