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Company and personal history

History of the company

The company was founded in September 2013 by Ares Pagnamenta (FINMA register No. 11391) under the name ares insurance broker. In 2017 it was transformed into an anonymous company: ares INSURANCE SERVICES SA (register FINMA 33128) was established.
Ares Pagnamenta is an insurance broker highly qualified, respected and appreciated, since 2005. Already an important partner of the brokerage firm with headquarters in Lugano, internationally active.
Professionalism, friendliness, integrity, ethics, efficiency and transparency are the foundations on which the team of ares INSURANCE SERVICES pose to offer solutions to any requirement in the insurance field.
ares INSURANCE SERVICES has agreements with all the major insurance companies, health insurance and pension foundations based in Switzerland. It offers international solutions, negotiated with Lloyd’s of London, respectively, with international insurance companies.
For the Italian market, ares INSURANCE SERVICES has the privilege of being able to conclude and manage insurance in Italy, with Italian companies, thanks to the agreement with a brokerage firm based in Italy.
ares INSURANCE SERVICES based in Taverne, north of Lugano (Switzerland). The managed portfolio of the company amounts to CHF 33 Mio and is constantly growing.

"I knew Ares via BNI (Business Network International - www.bnischweiz.ch) of which we are both part in Lugano. I approached a person from the rare quality; its delicate and simple approach to others, makes his knowledge very pleasant, allowing to go beyond the typical professional relationship. His way of being, made sure that I had the confidence to propose him in our company to examine and expose all our insurance situation. Thanks to his professionalism and extensive knowledge of the industry, he has made us aware that for years we were not properly insured. He proposed and explained in detail an insurance renewal plan, taking the time to understand our business needs and responding to our every doubt and question. This is why we decided to appoint him as our insurance broker, in order to manage all our insurances

Sarah Schlatter - Chairman of the Board of Directors GIARDINI SCHLATTER SA, SORENGO

Personal history

Ares Pagnamenta was born in Lugano September 7, 1969. He works in the insurance industry since 1985. He gained experience in Lugano, inside the insurance companies Genevoise Assurances, Berner Versicherung and AXA-Winterthur, where he worked both in the field of claims and underwriting.
He obtained his federal diploma in private insurance in 1999. At AXA-Winterthur, in 2001, he was appointed Assistant Vice President. In 2005 he began his career as an insurance broker at the John P. Gandolfi Insurance Brokers, broker Authorised by Lloyd’s, Lugano. Since 2009 is a partner of Gandolfi & Partners Insurance Brokers, a company that leaves at the end of August 2013 to set up its own company, ares insurance broker, later transformed into ares INSURANCE SERVICES SA.
He speaks very good English (he lived three years in Los Angeles), German and French as well as Italian (mother tongue).
He has also been a professor at the Center for Banking Studies, Vezia, at the courses for obtaining the federal attestation in the insurance field.

Ares Pagnamenta