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Hub targets growth with launch of first eight industry specialty practices

14th February 2018

Global insurance brokerage, Hub International Limited (Hub), has launched its first eight industry specialty practices, based on industries that are positioned for growth and where the firm has solid expertise. As well as being based on industries that hold good growth potential and where Hub has expertise, the eight specialty practices ... Read the full article

Brokerslink names Jacqueline Legrand as Chief Executive Officer

9th February 2018

Brokerslink has appointed Jacqueline Legrand to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) set to succeed José Manuel Fonseca, who is stepping back to focus on managing the significant growth of a Brokerslink reference shareholder MDS Group. Jacqueline Legrand, CEO of Brokerslink said; “I am honoured to have this opportunity to lead Brokerslink and ... Read the full article

Ed appoints Marcus Taylor to Head of Reinsurance for Asia Pacific

5th February 2018

Ed has named Marcus Taylor, who joins from a managerial reinsurance role with IAG, to Head of Reinsurance for Asia-Pacific. Taylor is set to be based out of the firm's Singapore office and report to Kieran Angelini-Hurll, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reinsurance and Stephen Britten, CEO of Asia-Pacific. Angelini-Hurll said; “Marcus is ... Read the full article

Aon Benfield names Leonora Siccardi as Chief Operating Officer, UK

5th February 2018

Reinsurance broker Aon Benfield has promoted Leonora Siccardi, appointing her to the role of Chief Operating Officer of Aon Benfield UK, in addition to her role as EMEA & UK Head of Client Services. Siccardi will report to Nick Frankland, UK CEO of Aon Benfield, and Maggie Westdale, CFO of Aon ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson names Tim Rees as new cyber leader

5th February 2018

Willis Towers Watson has expanded its UK cyber unit with the appointment of Tim Rees as Client Engagement and Strategy Leader for the UK Cyber Risk Solutions business. Based in London and reporting to Anthony Dagostino, Global Head of Cyber Risk, Rees will be responsible for developing the firm's integrated approach ... Read the full article

Capital efficiency strategies drive alternative capital interest: GC Securities

30th January 2018

The collateralized reinsurance and retrocession markets continue to expand despite the impacts of 2017 catastrophe events, as capital management and capital efficiency strategies drive interest in insurance-linked securities' (ILS) mechanisms, according to GC securities, the capital markets and ILS arm of reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter. In a discussion with Reinsurance News around ... Read the full article

Ed appoints Henry Warner as Cyber Broker/Producer

30th January 2018

Global reinsurance broker Ed as announced the hiring of Henry Warner as Cyber Broker/Producer, effective immediately, and reporting to Divisional Director, Professional and Executive Risks (ProEx), James Baird. He started his career with Marsh as a client advisor for both cyber and professional indemnity risks, and joins the firm from SafeOnline, ... Read the full article

2018 could see a “brutal battle” between alternative & traditional reinsurance: Willis

29th January 2018

Alternative reinsurance capital continues to expand, with non-life insurance-linked securities (ILS) capital reaching $88 billion at year-end 2017. And with growth expected to continue, there could be a "brutal battle" between ILS and traditional capacity, according to Willis Towers Watson Securities. Data from capital markets and insurance-linked securities (ILS) brokerage unit, ... Read the full article

London market’s PPL used to close Aon Client Treaty facility

29th January 2018

The London market electronic placing platform PPL was used to close one of Lloyd's largest transactions, the Aon Client Treaty facility for 2018. The transaction is said to be one of the most complex in the Lloyd's market; at 191 pages long, it covers 20 different underwriting ... Read the full article

Alesco appoints Sebastian Graham to Partner of North American power unit

29th January 2018

Alesco Risk Management Services (Alesco) has announced the appointment of Sebastian Graham as a partner to head up the North American power business. His appointment takes effect from May 2018, and is the newest hire to Alesco’s expanding, specialist energy division. Jonathan Lyne, chairman of Alesco’s energy division, said; “it has been ... Read the full article

Lockton names Debbie Goldstine EVP & U.S. Casualty leader

26th January 2018

Broker Lockton has announced the appointment of Debbie Goldstine as Executive Vice President (EVP) and U.S. Casualty leader. Goldstine has been with Lockton for 12 years, and most recently served as Senior Vice President (SVP) and U.S. excess casualty practice leader. In her new, expanded role, she will support the delivery of strategic ... Read the full article

Stéphane Debard appointed Brokerage and Solutions Manager, Cbp Group

25th January 2018

Cbp Group, the Insurance Brokerage Business Unit of Financière CEP Group, has appointed Stéphane Debard to Brokerage and Solutions Manager, to accelerate the European growth of the unit. Stéphane Debard started in his new role on January 2nd 2018 and reports ... Read the full article

Global insured losses from natural disasters hit $134bn in 2017: Aon Benfield

24th January 2018

Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe risk modelling unit of reinsurance broker Aon Benfield, has said that total natural disaster losses in 2017 reached $353 billion, while insured losses reached $134 billion. Of the $353 billion, a huge 97%, or $344 billion was due to weather-related events, which includes the impacts of hurricanes ... Read the full article

TigerRisk hires Marc Beckers of Aon Benfield to lead European operations

23rd January 2018

Reinsurance and risk capital advisory TigerRisk Partners LLC has made a senior hire from Aon Benfield, appointing Marc Beckers as its new head of European operations. Beckers takes on the role of Partner and Head of EMEA for TigerRisk Partners, a position that will see him tasked with growing TigerRisk's profile ... Read the full article

2017 catastrophes a “perfect opportunity” for reinsurers to showcase adaptability

22nd January 2018

Guy Carpenter's Vice Chairman David Priebe called the recent catastrophic events a "perfect opportunity" for reinsurers to showcase their ability to adapt solutions to the unique risk profiles of individual clients, a reminder that the flip side of every major disaster is an opportunity for the innovative and entrepreneurial. 2017's record ... Read the full article

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