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Gallagher Re welcomes Mathilde Le Merle as Executive Director

9th June 2023

Global reinsurance broker Gallagher Re has announced the appointment of two new Executive Directors, Mathilde Le Merle and Juan Manuel Fernandez Romo. Based in Paris, France, Le Merle joins the company with more than 20 years’ legal experience in the reinsurance and the broking industry, both in direct insurance and reinsurance. She ... Read the full article

California wildfires reshape re/insurance industry strategies and dynamics: Gallagher Re

9th June 2023

The devastating wildfires that have plagued California in recent years have become a focal point for insurers and reinsurers, forcing them to reassess their approaches to underwriting and pricing, according to Gallagher Re - 2023 US Wildfire State of the Market report. The size and frequency of these destructive events, coupled ... Read the full article

Swiss Re’s Daniel Knüsli joins Gallagher Re S&FA team

8th June 2023

Global reinsurance broker Gallagher Re has added Daniel Knüsli to its Strategic & Financial Advisory (S&FA) team. He will be based in Zurich but will have a global role, according to the announcement. Knüsli will split his time between London and other international insurance hubs as needed by clients. Bringing more than ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re’s Tsimaratos takes on Products & Practices, Spenner to lead EMEA

6th June 2023

Gallagher Re has announced changes in two leadership positions within its International division as part of the reinsurance broking group's overall evolution and positioning for growth. As of this month, Alkis Tsimaratos, who remains as Managing Director, is taking up a newly created role as leader of Gallagher Re’s Products and ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re Brazil appoints new CEO, Treaty Operations

2nd June 2023

Global reinsurance broker Gallagher Re has announced the appointment of Daniel Veiga as CEO of Gallagher Re Brazil, Treaty Operation, effective immediately. Veiga will be based in Rio de Janeiro and work closely connected to São Paulo. Veiga’s appointment is part of Gallagher Re Brazil’s growth plans and strategic investment in ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re names Linda Johnson as Vice Chairperson for North America

1st June 2023

Global reinsurance broker Gallagher Re appointed Linda Johnson as Vice Chairperson for its North American team, effective immediately. In her new role, Johnson will be responsible for generating new business opportunities for large casualty and structured reinsurance solutions across North America, with a particular focus on the regions of New York ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re names new CEO for China & Hong Kong, and Head of Beijing

31st May 2023

Reinsurance broker Gallagher Re has made senior appointments in China, with a new CEO for the Mainland China and Hong Kong business, as it hired Jia Lou from rival Guy Carpenter to take on the role. Jia Lou is a well-known figure in the China insurance and reinsurance marketplace, and has ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re names Ian Kerton as new CEO for UK region

15th May 2023

Global reinsurance broker Gallagher Re has appointed Ian Kerton as CEO of its UK operations, replacing Tom Wakefield, who is to succeed James Kent as global CEO of Gallagher Re. Throughout his three-decade-long career, Kerton has held multiple roles within the reinsurance industry, including Executive Director at HSBC Insurance Brokers, ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re confirms departure of CEO James Kent

12th May 2023

James Kent, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global reinsurance broker Gallagher Re, is retiring from the company on June 1st, so will not be taking up his new role within Gallagher. Back in March, the firm announced that Tom Wakefield would take over as CEO, with Kent set to transition ... Read the full article

Global InsurTech funding rises by 37.6% in Q1 2023: Gallagher Re

4th May 2023

InsurTech funding has bounced back strongly in the first quarter of 2023, with global investments reaching $1.39 billion, according to the latest Global InsurTech Report from Gallagher Re. This marks a 37.6% increase from the previous quarter's lowest total since Q1 2020. While the deal count remained steady, the average deal ... Read the full article

Global nat cat economic losses reach $77bn in Q1 2023: Gallagher Re

19th April 2023

Global natural catastrophe economic losses reached an estimated $77bn in the first quarter of 2023, with public and private insurance entities covering at least an estimated $22bn of that total, resulting in a 72% or $55bn protection gap, Gallagher Re reported. According to the broker’s Q1 2023 Natural Catastrophe report, these ... Read the full article

TWIA needs $1.043bn of fresh reinsurance for 2023 as Board rejects ILW option

19th April 2023

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) needs to procure $1.043 billion of new traditional reinsurance limit at the mid-year renewals to take its 2023 tower to the 1-in-100 level of $4.508 billion, with the Board recently declining an industry-loss warranty (ILW) option for the top of its tower. Previously, TWIA's Board ... Read the full article

Capacity for space insurers change ‘little’ in 2023: Gallagher

17th April 2023

In the latest edition of Plane Talking, re/insurance broker Gallagher noted capacity changed "little" from 2022 for space insurers and market position has been "as before" for the majority. In its Q4'22 edition of Plane Talking, Gallagher noted that market feedback on capacity and reinsurance renewals was suggesting continued strong support for ... Read the full article

Hard market for aviation reinsurance to continue: Gallagher Re

14th April 2023

As aviation reinsurance continues to recover from large losses caused by a number of challenges in the last few years, the medium-term outlook suggests that the market will remain hard for some time to come, according to a recent Gallagher Re report. The market has gone through a turbulent few years, ... Read the full article

Resolute Global partners with Gallagher Re and KCC on innovative cat reinsurance contract

14th April 2023

Resolute Global Partners, an investment advisor specialising in re/insurance, has launched a brand new type of reinsurance contract created in collaboration with global reinsurance broker Gallagher Re and catastrophe modelling firm Karen Clark & Company (KCC). This innovative reinsurance contract named Footprint focuses on natural catastrophe risk in the United States, ... Read the full article