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Meet Our Leadership Team

ASIC is operated by Shevawn and Simon Barder, who each have over 30 years of experience in successfully operating profitable businesses in the excess and surplus lines market, with over 80 years combined experience working in insurance. Both have Lloyd’s of London expertise and training in the excess and surplus market, with Simon having run excess and surplus syndicate operations successfully at Lloyd’s for over 20 years.


In 2000, the Barders launched MarineRe. Shevawn Barder was the Chief Operating Officer and Simon Barder was the Chief Executive Officer. Together, the Barders’ built the agency from a start-up to its acquisition by Ironshore in 2008. MarineRe was incorporated as a division of Ironshore, which the Barders’ ran successfully until they sold out in December 2012 to embark upon creating AM Holding Company and its subsidiaries.


Prior, Simon was SVP at Gerling Global and Cologne RE, after being an active underwriter and deputy managing director at Barder & Marsh Agency Syndicate at Lloyd’s of London.


The Barders’ have had longstanding careers in management positions and have an excellent reputation in the U.S. market. More specifically, the Barders’ have long standing relationships in the primary U.S. market, the London market and with international brokerage firms and the reinsurance markets.


Shevawn Barder

Founder & CEO

Shevawn has more than 30 years’ experience in the re/insurance industry. Shevawn is the Chief Executive Officer and Principal of AM RE and ASIC. Prior to this, Shevawn was the President of Ironshore Marine Re. Shevawn has held roles at Marine Re, Sedgwick, Alexander & Alexander and Willis.

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Simon Barder

Founder & Chairman

As Chairman and Principal of ASIC, Simon has more than 30 years' underwriting and leadership experience in the re/insurance market. Prior to this, Simon was Chief Executive Officer of Ironshore Marine Re. Simon has held roles at Gerling, Cologne Re and Barder & Marsh.

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The Barder Backstory


Seizing the US Market Opportunity

Shevawn and Simon Barder recognized the opportunity in establishing a presence in the US market and decided to capitalize on their Lloyd's of London experience, founding Marine Re. Marine Re, the sole reinsurance MGA in North America at the time, wrote on behalf of a panel of Lloyd's of London and North American capacity.

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