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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

JLT Re makes Deanna Williams new Bermuda business Partner

22nd June 2017

JLT Re has announced the hiring and appointment of Deanna Williams to Partner of the firms' Bermuda-based reinsurance brokerage business. She will be reporting to Charles Withers-Clarke, Partner of JLT Re in Bermuda. Withers-Clarke welcomed Williams to her new role; “I have worked with Deanna for many years and know her can do ... Read the full article

Andy Marcell named President of Aon Benfield

22nd June 2017

Andy Marcell has been promoted to the position of President at global reinsurance intermediary Aon Benfield, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Eric Andersen. Marcell joined Aon Benfield in 2015, becoming the Head of Strategy and working on ways to grow business coming through the broker's existing client base, as well ... Read the full article

B.P. Marsh invests in Ruggieri backed distribution startup XPT

20th June 2017

B.P. Marsh & Partners has invested $6 million into a New York based specialty lines insurance distribution company, XPT Group LLC (XPT). The investment represents a 35% shareholder gain in insurance distributor XPT, described as "a newly established operation which is in active discussions with a number of parties over potential minority or majority investments ... Read the full article

Ed makes five appointments as it expands professional and executive risks business

20th June 2017

Reinsurance broker Ed has made five new appointments as it looks to expand its professional & executive risk operations, which will be led by Paul Richards as Managing Director. The broker has named James Baird as Director, Neal Hughes as Divisional Director, Rupert Alabaster as Divisional Director, and James Faith as Producer/Broker. Chris ... Read the full article

Brokerage – the most attractive P&C re/insurance subsector: reports

14th June 2017

The broker community has remained a safe haven within the P&C re/insurance market, buoyed up by a hedge of commission rates, near-term positive organic growth prospects, and a strong bargaining position fuelled by the stiffly competitive soft market environment. However, looking farther ahead, the increasingly blurred roles of brokers and re/insurers could ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson restructures Corporate Risk and Broking leadership

14th June 2017

Insurance and reinsurance broking group Willis Towers Watson has restructured the leadership of its Corporate Risk and Broking business, in an effort to better align itself with client needs and to better manage their risks. The team is led by Philip Smaje, Global Head of Broking, and consists of broking leaders ... Read the full article

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