Assistant General Counsel
Head of Group Compliance
Posted on 1/25/2024
Argo Group

1,001-5,000 employees

Insurance
Company Overview
Argo Group is a U.S.-focused underwriter of specialty insurance products in the property and casualty market. We offer a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of businesses. Since 1957, we share a firm commitment to working together with independent agents, wholesale brokers and retail brokerage partners to deliver innovative products for niche markets. Headquartered in Bermuda, we’re a diverse company with multiple offices in the United States. Our belief that the company’s success is linked to our employees drives our commitment to creating an environment and culture of respect where everyone can thrive. We value helping the communities around us, growing alongside our employees through innovation and creating a workplace with work-life balance.
Financial Services

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$17.9M

Founded

1996

Headquarters

New York, New York

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

1%

1 year growth

1%

2 year growth

1%
Locations
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
CategoriesNew
Legal & Compliance
Requirements
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 8+ years of experience in-house at a U.S.-domiciled P&C insurance company, or within a law firm’s insurance practice managing insurance regulatory compliance matters
  • Experience developing and maintaining compliance frameworks, including working knowledge of sanctions, cybersecurity, privacy, and other corporate compliance requirements
  • Experience managing a team of insurance regulatory professionals
  • Strong understanding of U.S. insurance laws
  • Excellent project management skills, well organized, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment and manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure
Responsibilities
  • Lead the Argo Group Compliance Program, overseeing all compliance function activities for the organization including development and implementation of policies and procedures, training, and monitoring activities
  • Draft the annual Argo U.S. Compliance Plan and monitor actual performance against the plan on an ongoing basis
  • Manage the Regulatory and Compliance and Regulatory Reporting teams, providing support and feedback to team members in their handling of matters such as licensing, surplus lines, commercial deregulation, regulatory data reporting and data calls
  • Provide legal and regulatory advice to Underwriting, Finance, Operations, and Claims colleagues on regulatory and compliance matters
  • Keep well informed of changes to statutes, regulations, governmental interpretations, industry trends, and lessons learned within the organization
  • Work with the Sr. Regulatory Counsel and other members of the Legal and Compliance team on matters involving Federal, State, and regulatory authorities or other relevant parties in issues of compliance, including queries, market conduct exams, and investigations
  • Develop and implement processes for managing information, such as consumer complaints, a whistle-blowing system, and other mechanisms
  • Investigate and respond to potential violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards of conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures
  • Monitor and have oversight of the Argo Group licensing framework, ensuring that Argo’s operations have in place the necessary licenses on an ongoing basis
  • Work with Human Resources to execute and maintain the compliance training program for Argo Group
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications
  • A high level of intellectual, professional, and interpersonal agility and flexibility
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, written, and oral communication skills
  • Team-oriented and able to work collaboratively and effectively with business clients and other legal department members, as well as being a self-starter comfortable working independently
  • Professional demeanor with a high degree of discretion and confidentiality
  • Embodies Argo Group Culture: Values, Code of Conduct, Innovation, Diversity & Inclusion