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New Dawn Risk Group gets approval to operate as registered Lloyd’s broker

18th July 2017

New Dawn Risk Group Limited, an independent specialist intermediary for non-marine liability and specialty insurance and reinsurance, has been given approval to operate as a registered Lloyd's broker. The approval comes after the group traded for nine years as an appointed representative of Grosvenor Brokers (America) LLC and more recently of ... Read the full article

Choolhun joins Ed from RKH Specialty as a Divisional Director

18th July 2017

International reinsurance broker, Ed, has named Roshan Choolhun Divisional Director of its Accident & Health (A&H) and Contingency operations. As part of his new role at Ed, Choolhun will be tasked with growing the firm's A&H and Contingency business with a focus on expanding the company's presence in the Middle East, ... Read the full article

Tom Hettinger to lead Guy Carpenter’s U.S. & Canadian advisory capabilities

18th July 2017

Global reinsurance broker, Guy Carpenter, has announced the appointment of Tom Hettinger as the new head of its capital, structured risk, growth and rating agency advisory capabilities in both the U.S. and Canada. Hettinger will report to Rob Bentley, head of Global Strategic Advisory, and will be based in the broker's Chicago, U.S. office. Hettinger ... Read the full article

Willis adds Divisional Director to Financial Solutions Division

13th July 2017

Global insurance and reinsurance broker, Willis Towers Watson, has hired Stephanie Pariot as a Divisional Director within its Financial Solutions Division, which is part of the firm's Global Financial Lines and Corporate Risk and Broking unit. Pariot joins Willis Towers Watson with more than a decade of investment banking experience, having ... Read the full article

TigerRisk becomes first broker to join blockchain research centre

10th July 2017

TigerRisk Partners has become the first insurance broker to join R3 and ACORD's, Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development, insurance industry Centre of Excellence for Distributed Ledger Technology/blockchain. The Centre of Excellence was launched to provide a dedicated environment for both R3 and ACORD members to research and experiment with ... Read the full article

Willis acquires 49% stake in Indian insurance broker Almondz

10th July 2017

Willis Towers Watson has acquired a 49% stake in Indian composite insurance broker Almondz, the joint venture will combine Willis' global network and expertise with Almondz' local reach and clientele. Almondz serves clients across a broad range of industries and sectors with nine offices throughout the country and over 300 associates. Almondz ... Read the full article

Willis names James Jackson Head of FINEX FI for Great Britain

10th July 2017

Global insurance and reinsurance brokerage, Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has named James Jackson Head of FINEX Financial Institutions (FI) for Great Britain (GB), succeeding Dr. Paul Search. WTW's FINEX business is part of its Corporate Risk and Broking division, and acts as the broker's financial, executive and professional risk specialty group.  Jackson ... Read the full article

John Doyle to succeed Peter Zaffino as CEO of Marsh

7th July 2017

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. has announced the appointment of John Doyle as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Marsh, replacing Peter Zaffino after his recently announced move to AIG. Doyle's appointment is effective immediately, and he will report to President and CEO of Marsh & McLennan, Dan Glaser, and will continue to ... Read the full article

Jonathan Tilman announced as Ed’s Chief Actuary

6th July 2017

International reinsurance brokerage, Ed, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Tilman from Charles Taylor Managing Agency, as Chief Actuary. Tilman will take up the position during the final quarter of this year, and brings more than 30 years of London market experience, and 20 years of executive management experience to the new ... Read the full article

Beach & Associates names Daniel Shaw Senior Vice President

6th July 2017

Insurance and reinsurance broker Beach & Associates (Beach) has announced the appointment of Daniel Shaw as Senior Vice President (SVP), leading the firm's wholesale property and casualty treaty unit in London. Shaw brings nearly two decades of industry experience to the new role, and most recently served as North American Casualty ... Read the full article

James Kent to replace Cavanagh as global CEO of Willis Re

6th July 2017

Global reinsurance broker Willis Re has announced that James Kent will replace John Cavanagh as Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO), when he retires at the end of December, 2017. Kent joined Willis Re in 2004, and has held the position of Deputy Global CEO since December 2016. Prior to this, and ... Read the full article

Brian Ingle named head of analytics at Willis Re North America

30th June 2017

Reinsurance broker Willis Re, part of the Willis Towers Watson group, has appointed Brian Ingle to be the new head of Analytics for the Willis Re North America division. The appointment comes as a result of the appointment of previous analytics head Alice Underwood to become global head of Willis Towers ... Read the full article

Innovative risk distributors as winners in the tech-age: John Doyle, Marsh

28th June 2017

Speaking at the MMC Young Professionals Forum, President of Marsh LLC, John Doyle, highlighted distributors of risk as winners of the tech-driven future saying that as the industry faces disruption middle market distribution will make gains as it "continues to consolidate." Doyle called attention to data and distribution as major drivers of change ... Read the full article

Ed hires James Blacker as MD property and casualty from AJG

28th June 2017

Reinsurance brokerage Ed has announced the hiring of James Blacker from rival Arthur J Gallagher, who will join the firm as managing director of its property and casualty P&C division. Blacker will begin in the role in December and will report to Chris Bonard, CEO of Ed Specialty. He has more than ... Read the full article

BMS Capital Advisory assists in Coverys’ acquisition of R&Q Managing Agency

27th June 2017

BMS Capital Advisory, the investment banking and capital markets focused unit of insurance and reinsurance broker BMS and owned by Minova Insurance Holdings, said today that it was the sole investment banker to Coverys in its recently announced acquisition of Randall & Quilter's Lloyd's of London managing agency. The acquisition, ... Read the full article

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