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Willis Towers Watson develops new solution for mid-market clients

24th June 2019

Re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has launched a new solution for General Industry mid-market clients as part of its Differentiated Broking Solutions (DBS) strategy. Notably, the solution features pre-agreed terms and conditions, meaning it will act almost like a facility with guaranteed capacity at guaranteed rates for WTW’s clients. WTW said ... Read the full article

P&C pricing to reach double-digit increases through 2H19: Credit Suisse

12th June 2019

Analysts at Credit Suisse have predicted that property and casualty (P&C) insurance pricing is due to enter hard market territory throughout the second half of 2019, with rate increases reaching into the double-digits. This forecast is more optimistic than the firm’s previous April update, when it forecast that pricing would firm ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance expands Professional Liability team with trio of hires

4th June 2019

Everest Insurance, a division of Bermuda-based reinsurer Everest Re, has announced the addition of three new members to its Professional Liability group. This segment, which operates within the Everest Insurance Financial Lines unit, provides coverage for architects and engineers, lawyers, accountants, as well as miscellaneous professional liability. Brittany Lannan joins the Lawyers ... Read the full article

Hannover Re to restrict underwriting for coal-based risks

18th April 2019

Hannover Re has announced that it plans to adopt a more restrictive underwriting policy for the reinsurance of coal-based risks in order to help combat climate change. As a general principle, the reinsurer will not provide coverage for any planned new coal-fired power plants or coal mines, and aims to no ... Read the full article

InsurTech startup Cytora secures £25m in funding, eyes international expansion

17th April 2019

London-based InsurTech startup Cytora has secured £25 million in a Series B funding round led by Swedish venture capital firm EQT Ventures. Cytora, which was founded at the University of Cambridge in 2014, deploys artificial intelligence (AI) into commercial underwriting processes to improve and assist with the automation of decisions throughout ... Read the full article

HDI Global Specialty hires leader for new aviation team in Australia

29th March 2019

HDI Global Specialty SE – Australia, the collaborative specialty insurance venture between HDI Global and Hannover Re, has hired James Bowes to lead a new General Aviation team in the Asia Pacific markets. Bowes has 20 years’ experience and joins HDI Global Specialty SE – Australia from QBE, where he served ... Read the full article

ICA estimates current industry Townsville losses at $606mn

15th February 2019

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has recorded 15,571 insurance claims from the flooding in Townsville, Queensland so far, with current industry losses estimated to be around AUD $606 million (US $429 million). Rob Whelan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the ICA, today briefed the Queensland Deputy Premier on the re/insurance ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets hires casualty leader for Italy

12th February 2019

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has entered the casualty market in Italy for the first time, appointing Paolo Pitton to lead the initiative. Pitton will join LSM’s existing Milan office, arriving from Chubb Europe, where he most recently served as Deputy Casualty Manager. LSM has been ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s names David Duclos as Non-Exec Chairman of Global Network

6th February 2019

Insurance and reinsurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London has confirmed the appointment of David Duclos as Non-Executive Chairman of Lloyd’s Global Network, effective immediately. In this role, Duclos will serve as a key advisor in the development of Lloyd’s international network. He has more than 40 years’ experience in the international re/insurance industry, ... Read the full article

ACORD reveals 2019 Board of Directors

28th January 2019

International standard-setting body for the insurance sector, ACORD, has announced its new 2019 Board of Directors, as well as numerous returning members. J. Spero Zacharias will continue as Chair of the Board of Directors, which consists of 27 members, including nine new Directors. ACORD President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bill Pieroni, ... Read the full article

Chubb’s ABR Reinsurance hires Ramlal as Underwriting Director

21st January 2019

ABR Reinsurance Capital Holdings, the self-reinsurance vehicle jointly operated by Chubb and investment management firm Blackrock, has appointed Sean Ramlal as an Underwriting Director. Ramlal joined ABR Re in November 2018 from QBE Reinsurance, where he served for the previous four years as Vice President, Treaty Underwriter. At QBE Re, he was responsible ... Read the full article

Berkshire BHSI enters UK construction, appoints SCOR’s Seamer to lead division

16th January 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett’s global insurance and reinsurance company, is expanding into the UK property construction insurance market and has added Simeon Seamer to lead as Head of Property Construction, UK & Ireland from the firm's London office. Alongside property construction, BHSI's UK expansion ... Read the full article

Compre appoints Simon Hawkins as CFO

8th January 2019

Compre, the independent European re/insurance legacy acquirer, has announced the appointment of Simon Hawkins as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately. He succeeds outgoing CFO Paul Matson, who held the role for the previous three years and completed a four-month handover to Hawkins before departing at the end of 2018. Hawkins joined ... Read the full article

Nat Re’s Allan Santos elected Chairman of Philippine re/insurers association

7th January 2019

The Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association (PIRA), the trade association of the Philippines’ non-life re/insurance industry, has elected Allan Santos as its new Chairman. Santos, who is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines (Nat Re), was elected by the Board of Trustees of ... Read the full article

Hamilton Underwriting appoints Robert Vetch as CFO

7th January 2019

Hamilton Underwriting Limited, the managing agency of Syndicate 3334 and the Lloyd’s operations of Hamilton Insurance Group, has appointed Robert Vetch as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Vetch joins Hamilton Underwriting from W.R. Berkley Corporation, where he spent the previous nine years as CFO for WRB Underwriting. He has also worked as Finance ... Read the full article