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Swiss Re CorSo names Sergio Bunin CEO of Mexico

16th January 2020

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (Swiss Re CorSo), the commercial insurance arm of reinsurance giant Swiss Re, has announced the appointment of Sergio Bunin as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mexico, effective January 15th, 2020. Bunin has worked in the industry for more than three decades and has spent the majority of ... Read the full article

State Farm’s venture arm invests in Cape Analytics

16th January 2020

State Farm Ventures, the venture arm of U.S. P&C insurer State Farm, has made a significant investment in Cape Analytics, a provider of AI-powered geospatial property data. Cape Analytics is set to use the proceeds from the investment to accelerate the development of ground-breaking solutions for property insurance firms, utilising geospatial ... Read the full article

Reinsurance pricing momentum to be carried forward in 2020: S&P

16th January 2020

Analysts at S&P Global Ratings believe that the positive reinsurance pricing momentum seen at the recent January renewals is likely to be carried forward into the other upcoming renewals in 2020. According to S&P data, global average rate increases were in the low-to-mid single digits in aggregate at the 1/1 reinsurance ... Read the full article

Allianz bolsters claims supply and experts team with dual hire

16th January 2020

Global insurance giant Allianz has appointed Nathan McLay and Kevin Knight to its claims supply and experts team. McLay, who joined Allianz in 2012, has been appointed to the role of motor engineer services manager, following the retirement of Paul Roberts. He will be responsible for the embedding recent structural and operational ... Read the full article

Premium renewal rates continue to climb in Q4: IVANS

16th January 2020

Premium renewal rates continued to increase during the fourth quarter of 2019 for almost all major commercial lines products, according to the IVANs Index, a division of Applied Systems. The IVANS Index is released on a monthly basis as a data-driven report of current conditions and trends for premium rate renewal ... Read the full article

CorRisk Solutions expands to include CorPro

16th January 2020

Ryan Specialty Group subsidiary CorRisk Solutions has expanded to include the business and management team of CorPro Underwriting Managers. CorPro, a series of RSG Underwriting Managers, will continue to operate as usual to provide the market access to best-in-class Management Liability products. Moving forward, CorRisk will provide professional liability for architects & ... Read the full article

The Hartford’s Kathleen Creedon joins Falvey Cargo Underwriting

16th January 2020

Falvey Cargo Underwriting has announced the appointment of Kathleen Creedon to its team of underwriters. Creedon joins with over 20 years’ experience and most recently served at The Hartford. Based in Denver, Colorado, she will be responsible for managing and developing a cargo insurance portfolio which includes underwriting management, production, and broker/client-centric ... Read the full article

DARAG concludes reinsurance arrangement with Lloyd’s Syndicate

15th January 2020

Legacy acquirer, DARAG Group Limited has today announced the completion of a transaction with a leading Lloyd's of London syndicate, to provide reinsurance for a book of U.S. liability business. Under the terms of the agreement, DARAG'S Malta-based risk carrier, DARAG Malta Insurance and Reinsurance PCC Ltd., will provided the reinsurance. Tom ... Read the full article

Fairfax Brasil partners with Farmers Edge on data-driven crop insurance

15th January 2020

Fairfax Brasil, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canada's Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, has collaborated with digital agriculture firm, Farmers Edge, to bring bespoke, data-driven crop insurance to growers in Brazil. This landmark partnership between the two companies is expected to create new opportunities for growers to capitalise on their data with premium ... Read the full article

Arch promotes Chris Hovey to COO

15th January 2020

Arch Capital Group Ltd. has announced that Chris Hovey, previously Executive Vice President (EVP), Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Arch Capital Services Inc., has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer (COO), Arch. Hovey has been with Arch since January 2014, initially serving as COO of Arch Mortgage Insurance Company through to ... Read the full article

Fathom collab opens US flood model to public

15th January 2020

UK-based flood risk modeller Fathom has announced its participation in a US partnership that will open flood mapping and coastal risk data analysis to the public. Fathom joined US Non-Profit organisation First Street Foundation to produce a comprehensive flood and coastal risk analysis of the US. The data will be used to ... Read the full article

Lars Forsstedt rejoins Aon’s Nordic M&A team

15th January 2020

Global insurance and reinsurance brokerage Aon has announced that Lars Forsstedt has re-joined its Nordic team from Willis Towers Watson (WTW). Forsstedt has been appointed to Aon's Nordic M&A and Transaction Solutions team, joining from WTW where from October 2017 he served as Practice Leader, Private Equity - Nordics. He first joined ... Read the full article

Chubb makes changes to European leadership team

15th January 2020

Insurer and reinsurer Chubb has announced a number of changes within its European leadership team, including the appointment of Nadia Côté as Head of Major Accounts Division for Europe, succeeding Suresh Krishnan. Krishnan takes on the role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Chubb North America Accident and Health. In his new ... Read the full article

S&P remains stable on US P&C insurance

15th January 2020

Rating agency S&P has maintained its stable outlook on the US property and casualty (P&C) sector going into 2020, with strong capitalisation and pricing momentum offset by weakening reserves and concerns around loss emergence. Capital in the P&C industry keeps reaching record highs, with analysts estimating that US insurers had a ... Read the full article

Ed Bermuda names Colin Kelley as Head of Liability Division

15th January 2020

Global reinsurance brokerage Ed has announced the appointment of Colin Kelley as Head of its new Liability Division in Bermuda. Effective immediately, he will lead the professional lines, casualty and healthcare teams for Ed Bermuda. Kelley joins Ed from Sompo International, where he has held the role of Commercial Lines Practice Leader, ... Read the full article

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