Vibe Syndicate 5678, the legacy & live underwriter, continues building out its live platform by appointing
highly regarded market practitioners Steve Hart, Andy Palmer and Stephen Hankey to its growing team.
Steve Hart will join the Syndicate in 2016 to spearhead its move into the Credit, Surety, Political Risk and
Terrorism markets. Hart, who is moving from AmTrust Lloyd’s syndicate, has over fifteen years’ experience
in the sector.
Andy Palmer will join the growing Professional and Financial Risk team at Vibe as the Class Underwriter for
Professional Risks. Palmer spent 19 years at Markel Syndicate 3000 and will take up his new position in
January 2016. Both Steve and Andy will report to the Active Underwriter Bradley Knight.
With over 30 years’ experience in the market Stephen Hankey joined Vibe in September this year having
been PA Treaty underwriter at AIG. He reports to the A&H Class Underwriter, Steve Ranzetta.
Dinah Gately, CEO of Vibe said “This is good news for Vibe as Steve, Andy and Stephen are major hires for
the Syndicate who will help execute our strategy of developing our underwriting platform and growing our
business by disciplined underwriting. The addition of the PA Treaty and Political Risk classes of business
complements our existing business lines and this together with our sophisticated investor base (Quantum
Strategic Partners Ltd managed by Soros Fund Management LLC and Pine Brook Partners) sets the scene
for an exciting future.”
Chief Executive Officer
Photo attributed to Stuart Monk / Shutterstock.com