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CNA hires QBE’s Franzetti as EVP of Worldwide Claim

13th February 2020

US commercial property and casualty (P&C) insurer CNA has announced the appointment of Daniel Franzetti as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Worldwide Claim, effective April 6, 2020. He joins CNA from QBE North America, where he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Claims Officer. In his new role, Franzetti ... Read the full article

Chris Castaldo appointed QBE North America CFO

17th January 2020

The North American division of global insurer QBE has appointed Chris Castaldo to the role of Chief Financial Officer, effective March 2020. Based in New York, he will also serve as a member of the QBE North America executive committee and report to Todd Jones, Chief Executive Officer, QBE North America. Castaldo ... Read the full article

Helix launches in Bermuda, secures first agency agreement with QBE

10th January 2020

Helix Underwriting Partners Ltd., the first multi-line independent Managing General Agent in Bermuda, has announced the receipt of all necessary approvals to begin operations. At the same time, the company has announced that it has entered into its first agency agreement to underwrite Middle Market Property Insurance on behalf of insurer ... Read the full article

QBE North America recruits Specialty & Commercial President from Aon

9th January 2020

The North American unit of global primary insurance group QBE has announced the appointment of Tom Fitzgerald as President, Specialty & Commercial. Fitzgerald joins the company from Aon Risk Solutions, where he most recently served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its global broking operations. As a member of the executive leadership ... Read the full article

Markel hires QBE’s Anirudh Singh as CUO for India

9th January 2020

Specialist insurer Markel International has announced the appointment of Anirudh Singh as India Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), effective from December 24, 2019. Singh has 16 years’ re/insurance industry experience, and joins Markel from QBE General Insurance, where he most recently served as Chief Risk Officer. In this role, he was also responsible ... Read the full article

Adverse weather claims to impact QBE’s North America crop results

18th December 2019

Australian re/insurance group QBE is expecting to see a deterioration in the performance of its North American Crop business in 2019, owing to recent adverse weather conditions. Conditions such as an unusually cold growing season and heightened crop hail are likely to push the crop business’s operating ratio to around 107-109% ... Read the full article

QBE North America promotes Mark Pasko to Chief Legal Officer

4th December 2019

The North American operations of global primary re/insurance group QBE has promoted Mark Pasko to the role of Chief Legal Officer. Pasko, whose appointment is effective immediately, most recently served as senior vice president and general counsel, Business Unit Support. He will report jointy to Todd Jones, QBE North America Chief Executive ... Read the full article

Aspen Re’s Abdallah Balbeisi to join QBE as SEO, Head of MEA region

29th November 2019

QBE Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Aspen Re's Abdallah Balbeisi as Senior Executive Officer (SEO), Head of Middle East and Africa (MEA), effective May 2020. In his new role, Balbeisi will be based in Dubai and will report to Stephen Postlewhite, Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of QBE Re. He ... Read the full article

QBE joins cyber modelling, prediction platform Corax

18th October 2019

QBE Europe, part of the QBE Insurance Group, is set to begin leveraging cyber exposure data and loss analytics provided by Corax. QBE will look to use the Corax platform to underwrite and manage cyber risk exposure. Founded in 2014, the cyber risk modelling and prediction platform has been available to the ... Read the full article

QBE North America adds Charles Cygal as Head of Surety

19th September 2019

QBE North America has announced the appointment of Charles Cygal as Head of Surety, effective immediately. Cygal brings 20 years’ experience to the role and joins from Ironshore Insurance Services where for almost a decade he served as the Vice President of Surety, Political Risk and Trade Credit. Before that, he held ... Read the full article

WTW’s Todd Jones to succeed Johnston as CEO of QBE North America

15th August 2019

Australian and global primary insurance and reinsurance group QBE is to appoint Todd Jones as Chief Executive Officer, North America. Jones succeeds Russ Johnston, who has made the decision to depart the company after three years in the role. “I want to thank Russ for his valuable contribution to QBE over the ... Read the full article

QBE 29% profit jump driven by lower attritional claims experience

15th August 2019

QBE Insurance Group Limited (QBE) has reported a 29% rise in net after-tax profit for the first-half of 2019 to $463 million, driven by a significant improvement in attritional claims experience across all divisions. Supporting the improved attritional claims experience in the period, QBE's net investment return increased to almost 7% ... Read the full article

National General acquires QBE North America’s National Farmers Union

5th August 2019

National General Holdings Corp. has completed its previously announced acquisition of National Farmers Union Property and Casualty Company (National Farmers Union Insurance) from QBE North America. The purchase price for this deal was $52.8 million subject to customary post-closing adjustments. The firm explains that the change in the closing purchase price ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) adds QBE manager, opens Cologne office

10th July 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett’s global re/insurance company, has appointed Andreas Krause as Country Manager for Germany and announced the establishment of a new office in Cologne. Krause joins with close to 20 years’ industry experience and was most recently a General Manager at QBE ... Read the full article

QBE North America names Kris Hill as President for Alternative Markets

11th June 2019

QBE North America has announced its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Kris Hill, is to immediately move into a new role as President, Alternative Markets. Hill, who joined QBE in January 2017, will remain a member of the QBE North America Executive Committee following the appointment, reporting to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ... Read the full article