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Casualty reinsurance

Hudson Insurance recruits head of wholesale casualty unit from Navigators

10th September 2019

Hudson Insurance Group has appointed of Joseph Savarese to lead its wholesale casualty business unit, encompassing both primary general liability and excess liability. Savarese most recently served as president of the primary casualty department at Navigators Specialty Insurance Company. He has decades of experience in the industry, with previous roles covering primary ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance bolsters Excess Casualty team

15th August 2019

Everest Insurance has bolstered its Excess Casualty team with the appointments of Rey Haliti as a Director and Auberson Eustache as a Manager. Haliti spent over 5 years at Chubb as an Assistant Vice President, Excess Casualty. He previously worked at AIG as a Senior Underwriter and began his career as a ... Read the full article

Argo warns of $32.5m casualty reserve impact & accident year losses

26th July 2019

Global specialty re/insurer Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. has revealed an expected $32.5 million hit to its second-quarter results, largely driven by reserve increases for its casualty business, as well as some current accident year losses as well. Argo warned that its second quarter of 2019 results will be impacted by ... Read the full article

Praedicat recruits Grant Dewar as VP for Global Industrials

24th July 2019

Praedicat, a risk analytics company for casualty insurers and global industrial firms, has announced the appointment of Grant Dewar as Vice President (VP), Global Industrials. Grant’s previous roles include four years as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the EMEA Insurance Group at FIS, where he was responsible for driving growth in ... Read the full article

Sompo International to utilise casualty analytics platform from AIR Worldwide

19th June 2019

Bermuda-based property and casualty re/insurer Sompo International has begun using Arium, the casualty analytics platform from AIR Worldwide, to better understand and quantify its liability and loss potential across multiple commercial liability lines. As part of the collaboration, AIR is also offering portfolio data coding services to Sompo International that include ... Read the full article

Loss creep on casualty lines hardening rates across all sectors: AmWINS

30th May 2019

The continued deterioration of loss development on casualty lines has driven market hardening to a greater degree than was originally projected, according to analysts at specialty insurer AmWINS. The group’s State of the Market report for Q2 2019 noted that firming has spread out from segments such as New York construction, ... Read the full article

AXA XL promotes Marc Bertha to lead U.S East Region Multinational Casualty team

20th May 2019

AXA XL has promoted Marc Bertha as team lead for the U.S Eastern Region Multinational Casualty group, based in New York. He will be tasked with leading the region’s underwriting team as they partner with new and existing clients in the management of complex international risks. Bertha joined AXA XL in 2013 ... Read the full article

Casualty erosion prompts A.M. Best to downgrade Allied World rating

18th February 2019

The Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long Term ICR) of Allied World Assurance Company and its affiliates has been been downgraded by AM Best from a+ to a, while its Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) has been affirmed. The ratings agency has also downgraded the Long-Term ICR of Allied World’s ... Read the full article

Moderate casualty reinsurance rate increases expected in 2019: AmWINS

30th January 2019

After several years of declines, casualty reinsurance premiums bucked the recent trend in 2018, and going into 2019, continued, modest increases are expected in primary casualty reinsurance, according to AmWINS. According to the global specialty insurance provider, rate increases in casualty reinsurance are being driven by a number of factors. This ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual Re adds international casualty underwriter to Paris office

17th January 2019

Liberty Mutual Re, the reinsurance arm of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Vincent Gilardi as Senior Underwriter for International Casualty, effective immediately. Based in the company's Paris office, Gilardi reports to the reinsurer's Head of Europe and MENA, Eric Sugier. He joins the firm from XL Catlin, where he served as ... Read the full article

Pricing broadly stable across U.S casualty renewals, finds Willis Re

3rd January 2019

The latest 1st View report from Willis Re has found that U.S casualty reinsurance pricing trends were mixed at the 1 January 2019 renewals, with pockets of rate increases and decreases across a broadly stable market. The findings came as part of the broker's wider market analysis, which found that Read the full article

Hamilton Re appoints Liam Chan as SVP, Casualty & Specialty

28th November 2018

Hamilton Re, the reinsurance arm of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group, has promoted Liam Chan to the position of Senior Vice President (SVP), Casualty & Specialty. Reporting to Tim Duffin, Chan will underwrite a broad portfolio of casualty and professional lines business including several specialty classes. Chan joined Hamilton Re in 2015 as ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual restructures excess casualty operations, increases capacity

22nd November 2018

U.S primary insurer Liberty Mutual Insurance has realigned its excess casualty operations and increased its capacity for the business to $100 million. Effective from 1 January 2019, the company’s excess casualty capabilities will benefit from dedicated underwriting teams on both an admitted and excess and surplus (E&S) basis. All admitted excess casualty ... Read the full article

Commercial insurance market set to firm as casualty losses mount: WTW

7th November 2018

Commercial insurance buyers are expected to face firming prices across multiple business lines, driven in part by losses across the casualty space, according to broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW). Casualty insurance losses are mounting, WTW says in its latest Marketplace Realities report, leading the broker to forecast some firming of prices ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance appoints leader for Risk Management business unit

23rd October 2018

Everest Insurance, a division of global reinsurer Everest Re Group, has announced that Christopher McKeon, current Vice President and Head of Commercial Casualty, will also assume leadership for the company’s Risk Management business unit. Risk Management and Commercial Casualty will continue to join with the Workers’ Compensation, Multinational, Energy and Transportation ... Read the full article

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