(Hamilton, Bermuda, October 17, 2016) - The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has awarded the prestigious ‘Chartered Insurer’ title to Argus Insurance Company (Europe) Limited, the Argus Group’s Gibraltar-based insurance company, and one of Gibraltar’s leading providers of insurance advice and support.

The Chartered Insurer status is an exclusive title awarded only to firms that meet rigorous criteria relating to professionalism and capability. All Chartered Insurers commit to the CII’s Code of Ethics, reinforcing the highest standards of professional practice in their business dealings.

Argus Insurance Company (Europe) Limited specialises in providing insurance for individuals and businesses in Gibraltar as well as in Malta.

Tyrone Montovio, General Manager, Argus Insurance Company (Europe) Limited, and holder of the individual Chartered Insurer title commented: “Securing Chartered Insurance status is a landmark achievement for Argus. We are delighted to be recognised by a prestigious industry body like the CII.  As a Chartered Insurer we are committed to delivering quality service, the continued development of our staff and upholding the highest professional and ethical standards.”

Alison Hill, CEO of the Argus Group, says: “I would like to congratulate the Argus team in Gibraltar for this well-deserved designation. The Chartered Insurer title is highly exclusive and reserved for leading insurance firms around the world. Joining other worldwide Chartered Insurers, Argus earns formal recognition that we work hard every day to provide consistent and world-class service to meet the needs of our diverse client base.”

To date, fewer than 30 firms worldwide have achieved Chartered Insurer status, and Argus is the first company in Gibraltar to be awarded this designation.

For further information, contact Kathleen Wilkes, Office Manager, on 011 350 200 79520 ext. 235.

About CII

As the premier professional body for the insurance and financial planning professions, the CII promotes higher standards of integrity, technical competence and business capability.

With over 120,000 members in more than 150 countries, the CII is the world’s largest professional body dedicated to these sectors.

Success in CII qualifications is universally recognised as evidence of knowledge and understanding. Membership of the CII signals a desire to develop broad professional capability and subscribe to the standards associated with professional status.

The CII works with businesses to develop bespoke, company-wide solutions that ensure competitive advantage by enhancing employees’ technical and professional competence.

Individually, CII’s members are able to drive their personal development and maintain their professional standing through an unrivalled range of learning services and by adhering to the CII’s Code of Ethics.

About Argus Insurance Company (Europe) Limited

Based in Gibraltar and part of the Argus Group since 2006, Argus Insurance Company (Europe) Limited is the Gibraltar market leader offering a full service to both the local community and international businesses, writing all major general insurance classes.

In Malta, it operates through a general agent, Argus Insurance Agencies Limited, and writes a portfolio of personal and commercial insurance for the local community.

About Argus

The Argus Group, or Argus, is the collective name for Argus Group Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries: a multi-line insurance and financial services organisation offering a full range of insurance, pensions and investment products targeted at local and international organisations and individuals and operating in Bermuda, Gibraltar and Malta.