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News on Beazley, the London-market headquartered specialty insurance and reinsurance company.

Beazley’s Q1 GWP rise 12% driven by solid growth in cyber & property lines

12th May 2023

Specialist re/insurer Beazley has reported that Q1 2023 gross written premiums increased by 12% YoY to $1.37 billion as the firm remains "confident of delivering strong growth and profitability." According to Beazley, its Cyber Risks class performed well with 24% growth in Q1 ($280 million of GWP), reflecting expansion in Europe ... Read the full article

Beazley’s Lodestone hires its new Chief Executive Officer

9th May 2023

Beazley’s wholly-owned subsidiary, global cybersecurity firm Lodestone, has announced the hire of Alton Kizziah as its new Chief Executive Officer. Lodestone specialises in incident response, digital forensics, offensive security, and threat detection. Kizziah is an information security expert. In his new role, he will focus on expanding the senior leadership team, adding ... Read the full article

Energy transition concerns deflecting focus from climate: Beazley

27th April 2023

New data from specialist re/insurer Beazley suggests that short-term concerns about the energy transition may be deflecting focus away from climate change as the environmental issue of most concern. However, Beazley’s survey of 2000 senior business leaders also shows that the long-term threat that climate change poses is rising to the ... Read the full article

Specialty reinsurers’ combined ratios may be ‘too conservative’: RBC Capital Markets

18th April 2023

RBC Capital Markets said specialty reinsurers' combined ratios may be "too conservative" due to factors such as conservative reserving, rebuilding reserve buffers, and higher investment returns which could offset weaker underwriting returns. Insurers are expected to report strong solvency positions and detail any relevant asset exposures, with a focus on the ... Read the full article

Beazley improves UW result as profits dip on investments

2nd March 2023

Specialist insurer and reinsurer Beazley has reported a 48% dip in profits for 2022 as a poor investment performance offset improvements in its underwriting result. Beazley’s profit before tax for the year came to $191.0 million, compared with $369.2 million for 2021. This was due to a net investment loss of $179.7 ... Read the full article

Beazley appoints Bannister as Chair Designate

13th February 2023

Following the conclusion of an external search, Beazley has announced the appointment of Clive Bannister as Chair Designate and a non-executive director. On 21 July 2022, the firm announced that David Roberts would be standing down as Chair in the autumn of 2022 to take up the role as Chair of ... Read the full article

Beazley predicts complex cyber threat landscape through 2023

3rd February 2023

Greater incident complexity, a shift in the way threat actors use stolen data, and a rise in US class actions will drive the cyber threat landscape in 2023, according to a Beazley report. The Cyber Services Snapshot report presents global data on incidents handled by Beazley Cyber Services including cause of ... Read the full article

Beazley launches new private equity liability insurance product

27th January 2023

Beazley, the specialist insurer, has announced the launch of a new private equity liability insurance product. The insurer stated that the tailored product is designed to focus on the inherent directors and officers (D&O) risks within the long-term lifecycle of portfolios held by private equity firms. Across the full lifecycle of investments, ... Read the full article

Beazley hires Swiss Re’s Fred Kleiterp as European General Manager

25th January 2023

Beazley has appointed former Swiss Re executive Fred Kleiterp to the role of European General Manager as the firm continues its growth across Europe. Kleiterp will join the company on 1 June 2023 and will additionally become a member of the Executive Committee. Beazley suggests that the appointment is another step in ... Read the full article

Beazley confirms placement of market’s first cyber cat bond

9th January 2023

Specialist re/insurer Beazley has now confirmed that it has sponsored a ground-breaking cyber catastrophe bond transaction, designed to cover remote probability catastrophic and systemic cyber events, with the potential for more deals later in 2023 and beyond. It was reported earlier by the Financial Times that Beazley, the London headquartered ... Read the full article

Beazley launches $45 million cyber catastrophe bond

9th January 2023

Specialist insurer and reinsurer Beazley has launched a $45 million cyber catastrophe bond, providing the carrier with protection against "remote probability catastrophe and systemic events", opening up a much larger source of capital for the firm, according to a report by the Financial Times. It's been described as the first cyber ... Read the full article

Beazley poised to expand presence in property market throughout 2023

20th December 2022

With an expected turnaround in the fortunes of the property re/insurance markets throughout 2023, Beazley’s Group Head of Treaty, Patrick Hartigan, suggests the firm is ready to step up and support insurers and commercial buyers to find cover as peers pull back in the face of investor disillusionment due to ... Read the full article

Beazley Smart Tracker Syndicate 5623 given Lloyd’s approval

8th December 2022

Beazley Smart Tracker Syndicate 5623 has been granted Lloyd’s approval, meaning it will move from a Special Purpose Arrangement to full syndicate status. A statement from Beazley said that the approval will be effective from the beginning of January. Adrian Cox, CEO Beazley, said: “As a pure follow syndicate, 5623 offers a ... Read the full article

Ellie Horner takes over as Head of Ceded Reinsurance at Beazley

24th November 2022

Specialist insurer Beazley has named Ellie Horner as Group Head of Ceded Reinsurance, following the departure of William Mills to AGCS. Horner has served as Ceded Reinsurance Manager at Beazley since 2020. Prior to this, she spent 12 years working as a US Casualty Treaty Broker at Aon, having joined the firm ... Read the full article

Marsh places insurance for UK space launch with Beazley

23rd November 2022

Broker and risk advisory firm Marsh says it has placed insurance with Beazley for the first space rocket launch from the UK. The firm said that the launch – which is expected to take place this year at Spaceport Cornwall, one of the UK’s first domestic spaceports – will carry, among ... Read the full article