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JLT Re partners with kWh Analytics to deliver solar energy solution

20th September 2017

JLT Re, the reinsurance arm of global broker JLT, has entered into a new partnership with data repository and risk management provider for the solar industry, kWh Analytics. The new partnership is JLT Re's latest move in the the InsurTech space, and will see the development of a new risk transfer ... Read the full article

Willis Re in senior hires of Wafer & Livingston for North America

20th September 2017

Global reinsurance broker Willis Re has made two senior hires in its North America unit, with the appointment of Tom Wafer as Chairman, Willis Re, North America, and Jeffrey Livingston as Vice-Chair. Tom Wafer joins Willis Re from hedge fund strategy reinsurer Third Point Re (USA) Ltd., where he held the ... Read the full article

Ed names Minesh Jani named CEO of MENA & India

19th September 2017

Global reinsurance brokerage, Ed, has named Minesh Jani as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MENA, India and Indian sub-continent. He joins the broker from Aashvaasanam Analytics Limited in Mumbai, a company which he founded in order to support the development of a global reinsurance operation. Before founding Aashvaasanam Analytics, Jani ... Read the full article

Willis appoints Martin Hiller to Head of International Construction

18th September 2017

Willis Towers Watson has named Martin Hiller, who joins from JLT, as Head of International Construction of its Corporate Risk and Broking unit. Hiller will lead client management, technical, placement and risk management specialists to support Willis Towers Watson construction clients in risk mitigation, reporting to Alex Clayton, CEO of Construction. Alastair Swift, ... Read the full article

Lack of capacity and demand hindering terror market expansion: GC

15th September 2017

The changing terror risk landscape, underlined by an increased focus on "mass casualty and fear-inducing" events, suggests a need for greater capacity and a different approach to the peril, according to Guy Carpenter Managing Director, Charles Gibbs, and Vice President, Jamie Russell. "There has been a major shift in the focus ... Read the full article

The stars are “aligned” for private capital to enter Florida: JLT Re’s Flandro

15th September 2017

At the 2017 reinsurance conference Monte-Carlo press briefing, JLT Re's David Flandro highlighted potential opportunities for greater levels of private capital to enter the Florida market, in light of hurricane Irma. David Flandro, Global Head of Analytics at JLT Re, speaking at the reinsurance broker's press briefing, said; "The thing to ... Read the full article

Efficiently marrying capital to the customer is an intermediary model: Steve Hearn, Ed.

14th September 2017

Steve Hearn, the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of reinsurance broker Ed., in an interview with Reinsurance News, recently discussed the role and relevance of the broker in a rapidly changing risk transfer industry. Speaking to Reinsurance News at the annual meeting of the reinsurance industry in Monte-Carlo, Hearn underlined disruption ... Read the full article

JLT Re announces new Partner within its Paris office

13th September 2017

Global reinsurance broker JLT Re has announced the appointment of Thierry Cuisenier as a Partner within its Paris office, effective 18th September, 2017. Cuisenier has held numerous senior positions at a number of major reinsurance companies, and brings more than 25 years of industry experience to JLT Re, the reinsurance arm ... Read the full article

Market conditions suggest increased flow of legacy run-off transactions: GC

13th September 2017

In light of intense competition in the marketplace and the continued influx of capital, the number of transactions in the run-off market will continue to expand, according to Guy Carpenter's (GC) Head of M&A Advisory, Andrew Beecroft. Increasingly active capital management combined with challenging markets across the risk transfer industry is ... Read the full article

Stephen Balderston to leave Guy Carpenter for JLT Re

11th September 2017

Global reinsurance broker, JLT Re, has announced the appointment of Stephen Balderston from Guy Carpenter to its Credit & Political Risk team, as a Partner. Balderston spent eight years with broker Guy Carpenter, where he was Senior Vice President in Credit, Bond & Political Risk Treaty Reinsurance. He is expected to ... Read the full article

Ben Northridge to join Capsicum DA as a Director from Willis Re

8th September 2017

Specialist binding authority broker, Capsicum Delegated Authority (Capsicum DA), has announced the hiring of Ben Northridge from Willis Re as a Director, based in the firm's London office. In his new role, Northridge will focus on the development of the company's Accident & Health product distribution, as well as some other ... Read the full article

Marsh announces new management structure & names key senior executives

8th September 2017

President and Chief Executive Officer of Marsh, John Doyle, has announced the addition of Global Risk & Digital and Global placement specialities units as well as new appointments to the firm's executive management team as part of a restructuring effort. Doyle commented; “this is an exciting time in our industry as ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter hires Eisele from Swiss Re to be new Pacific region CEO

8th September 2017

Reinsurance brokerage Guy Carpenter has named Andre Eisele from reinsurer Swiss Re, to become its new CEO of the Pacific Region. Additionally, Guy Carpenter has appointed ex-Munich Re managing director Heinrich Eder to the Guy Carpenter Advisory Board for the Pacific Region. The two senior appointments reflect Guy Carpenter's push deeper into ... Read the full article

BMS Re US hires Paul Knutson from Willis Re as Exec Vice President

7th September 2017

Specialist re/insurance broker BMS Re US has appointed Paul Knutson, who joins from Willis Re, to Executive Vice President. Knutson will assume responsibility for expansion of business targeting regional multi-line and coastal property catastrophe reinsurance clients, reporting directly to BMS Re US CEO Andrew Bustillo. Andrew Bustillo, CEO, BMS Re US, commented; ... Read the full article

Ed receives Guernsey license, appoints Nick Bachmann from Willis to direct expansion

7th September 2017

International wholesale and specialty reinsurance brokerage, Ed, has received a commercial insurance intermediary license by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, and also announced the appointment of Nick Bachmann, as it expands its offering on the island. Bachmann joins Ed from rival insurance and reinsurance broker, Willis Towers Watson, and will assume ... Read the full article

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