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Marine reinsurance

Andy Wakefield joins reinsurance broker Ed from Willis Re

8th February 2017

Global reinsurance broker Ed has appointed Andy Wakefield as Managing Director of its Marine and Energy Reinsurance business. Wakefield will take up the new position later in the year, reporting to Kieran Angelini-Hurll, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reinsurance, Ed. Commenting on the appointment, Angelini-Hurll said; "Andy is an excellent addition to our ... Read the full article

Soft marine reinsurance market savings passed on to shipowners

27th January 2017

The current low cost of marine reinsurance, due to the softening of global reinsurance rates, is now resulting in direct savings for shipowners as protection and indemnity clubs pass on the benefits. The main shipping insurance renewals are just weeks away, when the P&I clubs tend to close the majority of ... Read the full article

International Group won’t renew €100m “fall back” reinsurance in 2017

25th January 2017

Marine re/insurer the International Group of P&I Clubs has said that it will not renew its €100 million of fall-back reinsurance protection in 2017, after changes to its reinsurance program meant the risk of shortfall has been reduced. Recently the International Group changed its reinsurance panel, dropping U.S. based reinsurers, ... Read the full article

International Group avoids U.S. reinsurance to cover Iran oil exports

17th January 2017

According to a report, the marine re/insurer International Group of P&I Clubs has avoided the use of U.S. domiciled reinsurance in its 2017 program, which enables it to cover Iranian exports such as oil. Reuters reported this morning that the global shipping insurance and reinsurance market has come up ... Read the full article

Barbican reveals launch of marine insurance division

6th January 2017

Barbican Protect, the UK insurance arm of Barbican Insurance Group, has today reported the launch of a new marine insurance division. London-based Sarah Joiner has been appointed as marine underwriter, she will be reporting to Stuart Kilpatrick, managing director of Barbican Protect. Barbican underwrites both marine insurance and marine reinsurance, as well ... Read the full article

Polar waters standards for marine re/insurance underwriters released

29th December 2016

A new set of industry standards have been launched for marine insurance and reinsurance underwriters offering "critical risk mitigation directives and support" to those writing marine risks in the polar waters of the Arctic or Antarctic. POLARIS, an initiative led by London-based lawyer Michael Kingston, a representative of the International Union ... Read the full article

International Group cites “favourable” marine reinsurance market renewal

15th December 2016

The International Group of Protection & Indemnity Clubs cited the "current favourable state" of the marine reinsurance market at its latest renewal for the 2017/18, saying that has taken opportunity of pricing conditions to save itself money on premiums paid. The International Group said that arrangements for the renewal of its ... Read the full article

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