Stephen joined AEGIS London in 2011 and is part of the International Casualty team where he underwrites a diverse book of open market and programme business across a number of territories globally. Stephen specialises in Canadian business and is responsible for managing the binding authority book within the portfolio. Prior to joining AEGIS, Stephen spent eight years as a Lloyd's broker, starting on the claims side before moving across to the placing side. During his time as a broker, Stephen gained valuable experience in the placing of facultative and programme business in the Lloyd's market, as well as a detailed understanding of the claims handling and negotiation process. Stephen travels regularly to Canada to visit clients and develop business. In 2010, Stephen became an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII).