James Poole

James Poole MBA FCII

Risk Advisory Consultant

London, United Kingdom

James is the Managing Director of AGILE Risk Advisory and he is responsible for deal-structuring, engagement of venture capital, and risk- capital. James has been trading in the Lloyd’s and the London market since 2003. He began placing insurance and facultative reinsurance deals as a broker with Heath Lambert, qualified as a Chartered Insurance broker in 2006 and moved to Cooper Gay & Co in 2008.

He worked as a Broker / Account Director for FTSE 100 clients and with Willis in 2010 which involved engagement with C-suite-level insurance buyers in the Power & Utilities sector. After completing his MBA, James started a team at AJ Gallagher in 2015 that focused on facultative reinsurance risk emanating from Latin America. He delivered $1.1m in new revenues in the first 12 months before being poached to begin an exploration of the nascent insurance-linked security market with Price Forbes & Partners in 2016.

After a period, leading insurance market sales for Geospatial Insight, a VC-backed data-analytics team, James started AGILE Risk Advisory in 2018, raised seed capital funding, and started AGILE in 2019.