Liberty Syndicates Management, a member of Liberty Mutual Group, has entered into agricultural and weather reinsurance market by hiring of a team of specialist underwriters.

Liberty Syndicates has appointed Jean-Christophe Garaix to the position of class underwriter and as head of agriculture reinsurance business.

The new team will operate from Liberty Syndicates’ Paris office and will underwrite agricultural and weather reinsurance programs on a global basis including North America, Latin America and Asia.

Liberty Syndicates CEO Nick Metcalf said that the addition of agriculture reinsurance to the aviation, trade credit and political risk insurance (PRI) reinsurance business enhances the company’s offering and increases position as a must see market.