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Vault holdings acquired by HSCM Bermuda

13th November 2020

Private investment firm Cornell Capital LLC and Hudson Structured Capital Management, doing its re/insurance business as HSCM Bermuda, have announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Vault Holdings. Florida-based Vault first launched in October 2017 and offers insurance that combines an advanced technology platform and personalised concierge service ... Read the full article

Orchid adds Ross Bowie as Head of Personal Lines

24th June 2020

Independent managing general underwriter Orchid Underwriters Agency has named Ross Bowie as Head of Personal Lines. “We are thrilled to have Ross join Orchid to lead our personal lines business,” said Brad Emmons, President and Chief Executive Officer at Orchid Insurance. “He is a consummate professional whose career has spanned the management of ... Read the full article

B.P. Marsh investee firm XPT acquires 100% of Texas-based LP Risk

24th April 2020

B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc has announced that investee firm, XPT Group LLC, has acquired 100% of LP Risk, Inc, the Houston, Texas-based managing general agency (MGA) and surplus lines brokerage. As well as its headquarters in Houston, LP Risk has additional offices in Dallas and San Antonio (Texas). The MGA ... Read the full article

Marsh announces Brian Hanuschak as CEO of Victor

10th March 2020

Global insurance brokerage Marsh has announced the appointment of Brian Hanuschak as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Victor Insurance Holdings, effective immediately. In his expanded role as CEO of the world's largest managing general underwriter (MGU), Hanuschak takes oversight of the company's global operations including Victor North America, ICAT, Dovetail, and ... Read the full article

Clyde & Co in Australia adds three insurance partners

11th February 2020

Global law firm Clyde & Co has announced the addition of three new insurance partners from Norton Rose Fulbright to its Melbourne, Australia office. Nicole Wearne, Ganga Narayanan, and Mark Attard all join Clyde & Co in Australia and bring decades of accumulated experience to the firm. Clyde & Co explains that ... Read the full article

Victor sets up Lloyd’s Syndicate 2288, names Active Underwriter

10th December 2019

Managing general underwriter (MGU) Victor Insurance Holdings has received approval from Lloyd’s to establish Victor Syndicate 2288 and commence underwriting from January 1, 2020. Victor Syndicate 2288 will launch at Lloyd’s with a stamp capacity of £57 million, supporting a business plan of US $100 million. Jill Frances has been named as ... Read the full article

SageSure names Paul VanderMarck as Chief Tech & Innovation Officer

3rd December 2019

SageSure Insurance Managers, an independent US residential property managing general underwriter, has announced the appointment of Paul VanderMarck as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. In this role, VanderMarck will lead the teams responsible for SageSure's proprietary technology platform. He will also drive the company's broader innovation strategy, including developing partnerships with emerging ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s to repeal Singapore scheme by November 2022

28th November 2019

Insurance and reinsurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London has announced that its scheme allowing Lloyd’s underwriters to write Singaporean domiciled risk will be repealed by November 2022. The scheme was established in 2000 as a temporary measure until the Lloyd’s Asia platform reached maturity. Under the scheme, Lloyd’s underwriters outside of Singapore are ... Read the full article

Praedicat to develop named peril casualty product from Lloyd’s Lab

13th November 2019

Praedicat, a risk analytics and modelling company for casualty re/insurers and industrial firms, has announced that it plans to develop a new named peril casualty product in the Lloyd’s Lab. Lloyd’s Lab, the innovation accelerator launched by the Lloyd’s market last year, selected Praedicat as part of the third cohort ... Read the full article

Adverse reserve development dents Travelers’ Q3 results

22nd October 2019

US primary insurer Travelers has identified unfavourable prior year reserve development as having driven an increased combined ratio and lower net income for the third quarter. At 101.5%, Travelers’ CR stands at 4.9% higher against the prior year quarter. Net income was reported at $396 million, compared to $709 million. Overall, Travelers took ... Read the full article

RSG wraps up acquisition of hotel-focused program manager

17th October 2019

Ryan Specialty Group, an international specialty insurance organisation, has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Suitelife, a program manager based in West Chester, PA that specialises in hotels. Founded in 2010, Suitelife offers package, liability, property, umbrella, auto and workers’ compensation coverages to hotels, resort properties and private resort communities. Its program management ... Read the full article

Marsh’s Torrent Technologies develops new flood offering

18th September 2019

Torrent Technologies, a Marsh company, has announced the launch of FloodPlus Commercial, a new private market primary flood insurance offering for agents of its Write Your Own (WYO) carrier clients. FloodPlus commercial provides up to $2.5 million in flood coverage for small commercial property owners’ building, building personal property (BPP), and ... Read the full article

Gallagher acquires lettings & landlord insurance broker RGA Group

5th September 2019

Global insurance brokerage Gallagher has announced the acquisition of RGA Group, a UK insurance intermediary comprised of the companies Rentguard Limited, Home & Travel Limited and RGA Underwriting Limited. In aggregate, Brentford-based RGA Group manages the insurance requirements of over 140,000 policyholders and since 2001 has built a multi-channel specialist capability ... Read the full article

U.S. Risk acquires Floridian wholesale brokerage Regency

4th September 2019

U.S. Risk, a Property & Casualty wholesaler and Managing General Agent, has announced the acquisition of Regency Insurance Brokerage Services, a Florida-based wholesale brokerage and Managing General Agent. Though terms of the sale have not been disclosed, it has been confirmed that the Regency team will join U.S. Risk Brokers, the ... Read the full article

Ryan Specialty Group to acquire hotel-focused program manager

23rd August 2019

Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) has entered an agreement to acquire the assets and operations of The Suitelife, a program manager based in West Chester, PA that specialises in hotels. Founded in 2010, Suitelife offers package, liability, property, umbrella, auto and workers’ compensation coverages to hotels, resort properties and private resort communities. Its ... Read the full article