14th August 2018

Tristan Sargeaunt joins Protean Risk from Marsh to lead Fintech and Payment Services Unit


Posted by: Omar Elhag
Tagged: Crytocurrency, FinTech & Technology

Protean Risk, a specialist insurance broker for asset management, financial services, and technology firms, have appointed Tristan Sargeaunt as Director of Fintech and Payment Services, where he will spearhead the development of distinct insurance solutions for firms operating in this area. As part of their commitment to innovation, the team will also focus on insurance for cryptocurrency and digital assets.

Tristan joins from Marsh where he was part of the Financial Institutions Industry Practice. He has over 10 years client servicing experience, specialising in the day-to-day management of complex insurance programmes. His key responsibilities at Marsh included relationship management, service delivery, global network coordination, and business development.

Charlie Cooper, Account Manager at Protean Risk, joins the Fintech and Payment Services Unit with immediate effect and will report directly to Tristan.

Also joining Protean Risk from Marsh is Luke Chesworth as Senior Account Manager, Financial Institutions. Reporting to Bethany Thomas, he will be responsible for broking, renewal supervision, and client management. Luke brings eight years of insurance experience with him with a particular focus on specialising in covers for multinational financial institutions.

Nathan Sewell, CEO, Protean Risk said “We are excited to be one of the first insurance brokers to launch a team dedicated to firms in the Fintech and Payment Services arena.  Tristan brings a wealth of experience and will further enhance our capabilities as a leading insurance specialist in the Fintech space. Tristan and Luke joining our team also demonstrates our ability to attract the best talent in the industry to better serve our clients. We have already launched a revolutionary product this year in PSD Bond and we want to continue to challenge the status quo, by providing our clients with access to innovative insurance solutions that are the best fit for them through our highly experienced team.”

About Protean Risk

Protean Risk is a Lloyd’s broker that provides specialist insurance broking services to firms in the investment industry, financial services and technology sectors. We now have over 500 clients in these sectors ranging from start-ups to international corporations.

Protean Risk has set itself apart in the Payments Sector by creating new insurance products and solutions. As well as launching PSD Bond in 2018, we developed the first ‘PSD2 compliant’ PI insurance policy and we now place insurance for the majority of UK authorised AISP and PISP firms.

When Protean Risk was formed in 2008, the aim was to combine the knowledge and experience gained from working for large, global insurance broking firms with a high level of personal service and attention. We recognised the importance of this personal approach in helping companies achieve better insurance results. Remaining true to our core values of sector specialisation, personal service and problem solving, has helped us to grow and in 2016 we became a Lloyd’s Broker.

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