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Aon’s Jerry Blake to join Gallagher Re as partner in 2021

15th September 2020

Specialist reinsurance broker Capsicum Re has appointed Jerry Blake partner within Gallagher Re, effective September 2021. The company announced this month plans to rebrand itself to better reflect its parent company, aligning its reinsurance business with the broader Gallagher retail and wholesale insurance broking arm. Capsicum Re was launched in December 2013 as ... Read the full article

Aon’s Adam Salama to join Capsicum Re following rebrand to Gallagher Re

4th September 2020

Specialist reinsurance broker Capsicum Re has announced the appointment of Adam Salama as partner, effective March 2021. Salama will be joining the company after the completion of its previously-announced rebrand to Gallagher Re in October 2020. Capsicum Re announced its rebranding decision this week, as part of an effort to align ... Read the full article

Capsicum Re to rebrand as Gallagher Re from October

1st September 2020

Reinsurance brokerage Capsicum Re is set to rebrand itself, to reflect its parent company, as Gallagher Re from October 1st, aligning its reinsurance business with the broader Gallagher retail and wholesale insurance broking arm. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. increased its interest in Capsicum Reinsurance Brokers LLP to 100%, from ... Read the full article

Raja Balasuriya takes over from Grahame Chilton as Chair of Capsicum Re

9th July 2020

Specialist reinsurance brokerage Capsicum Re has announced that co-founder, Raja Balasuriya, has been appointed as Chairman, taking over from fellow Capsicum Re founder, Grahame Chilton. Balasuriya served as Capsicum Re's first ever Managing Partner from 2014 and, alongside his partners, has led and grown its UK Motor & Liability unit since ... Read the full article

Capsicum Re helps Arch secure additional mortgage reinsurance

2nd July 2020

Arch Mortgage Insurance Company (Arch MI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has secured $528 million of indemnity reinsurance via a mortgage insurance-linked note (ILN) transaction and direct reinsurance. The $528 million of mortgage reinsurance covers a pool representing around $44 billion of mortgages for Arch MI, and ... Read the full article

Capsicum Re adds Shane Aldons to Motor & Casualty division

3rd June 2020

Capsicum Re, the specialist reinsurance broker, has continued its investment in industry talent and specialist expertise with the appointment of Shane Aldons to its Motor & Casualty division, who joins this week. Aldons brings over 20 years’ reinsurance market and its hoped his background in underwriting, pricing and senior client relationship ... Read the full article

Capsicum Re launches Gh0st, a ransomware modelling solution

26th May 2020

Specialist reinsurance broker Capsicum Re has announced the launch of Gh0st, a dedicated ransomware modelling solution. The proprietary model is designed to help clients and markets quantify diverse and realistic ransomware scenarios and optimise their portfolios. Gh0st allows clients to input all their affirmative cyber policies and extract a picture of exposure ... Read the full article

Capsicum Re adds trio to Property & Specialty team

5th May 2020

Specialist reinsurance brokerage Capsicum Re has expanded its Property & Specialty team with the additions of Neil Bramley, Tom Regan, and Tom Hipperson. Bramley has joined as a Specialty Account Executive, bringing two decades of industry experience and expertise in data solutions and catastrophe modelling analytics, having previously worked for Price ... Read the full article

AJ Gallagher takes 100% ownership of Capsicum Re

13th January 2020

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has announced that it has increased its interest in Capsicum Reinsurance Brokers LLP to 100% from the previous 33%, effective January 1st, 2020. Grahame Chilton and Rupert Swallow founded Capsicum Re in December 2013 through a strategic partnership with Gallagher. Since then, the firm has grown ... Read the full article

Capsicum Re establishes aviation reinsurance team

6th January 2020

Specialist reinsurance brokerage Capsicum Re has announced the launch of a new aviation reinsurance team led by David Bell, who will be based in London. Bell joins with 36 years of aviation industry experience and began his career at C.T.Bowring before joining Aon in 1999. In 2016 he joined AIG as Global ... Read the full article

AJG agrees terms to take 100% ownership of Capsicum Re

27th November 2019

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) has announced that it has agreed heads of terms to pursue the necessary transaction to take 100% ownership of reinsurance specialist brokerage Capsicum Re. The transaction has been in the offing, as time was running out on an option that AJG had to expand its ... Read the full article

Capsicum Re expands London cyber team with four new hires

5th September 2019

Specialist reinsurance broker Capsicum Re has expanded its capabilities with the addition of four new appointments to its cyber team, based in London. Umair Ghani and Thomas Lashkari have joined as a cyber pricing actuary and a cyber analyst, respectively, and will report to Justyna Pikinska, Head of Analytics, Specialty Lines ... Read the full article

Swiss Re & Capsicum Re launch holistic cyber reinsurance solution, Decrypt

2nd September 2019

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has partnered with specialist reinsurance broker, Capsicum Re, on the launch of a new holistic cyber reinsurance solution, called Decrypt. The new solution offers a single, flexible, end-to-end solution to insurers' cyber risk challenges, including embedded, silent, and affirmative cyber exposures. An announcement on the release explains ... Read the full article

Cyber may force reinsurers to redefine boundaries of war: Capsicum Re

9th August 2019

A new report by specialist reinsurance broker Capsicum Re has contended that cyber perils transcend traditional lines of business and challenge the very concept of war as it has historically been understood by the re/insurance market. Analysts argue that current war exclusionary language has been rendered unfit for purpose, due to ... Read the full article

Mortgage reinsurance growth is a gradual, educational process: Capsicum Re’s Rance, Scarratt

8th July 2019

The mortgage reinsurance market appears to be set on a growth path, and as companies increasingly look to leverage the vast amounts of available data, education remains an essential part of the landscape, according to Capsicum Re’s Steven Rance and Freddie Scarratt. Prior to the financial crisis the U.S. mortgage insurance ... Read the full article

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