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Marine reinsurance

LMA Marine Committee elects new members

9th March 2018

A recent ballot of Lloyd’s managing agents has elected three new members to Lloyd’s Market Association’s (LMA) Marine Committee, in addition to re-electing seven others. The committee will now welcome James McDonald, who serves as Global Head of Marine and Energy at Talbot, Richard Tomlin, who is currently Atrium’s Class Underwriter ... Read the full article

Skuld reveals 9.4% growth in 2018 P&I renewals

26th February 2018

Marine insurer Skuld has revealed a 9.4% net increase in mutual P&I gross tonnage from 2017 to 2018 following January renewals which completed on 20th February. Skuld's continued growth in the January renewals brings its mutual P&I tonnage to 92 million gross tonnes (GT), and includes committed tonnage for delivery throughout 2018. Ståle Hansen, ... Read the full article

SafeWaters grows marine offer with range of Aspen-backed products

16th February 2018

SafeWaters Underwriting Managers has expanded its marine offering to include Aspen Insurance-backed cargo, hull, machinery and marine liabilities cover. Jorge Pecci, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SafeWaters, said; “with the support of Pat Hickey and his team at Aspen, we are bringing the capacity and strong security of one ... Read the full article

Ryan Specialty acquires Lodestar Marine P&I MGA from Tawa

13th February 2018

Chicago-based Ryan Specialty Group LLC (RSG) has announced that it's agreed to acquire Lodestar Marine Ltd. from Tawa Associates Ltd. for an undisclosed fee. Lodestar is a London domiciled managing general agent (MGA) focused on the protection & indemnity (P&I) fixed premium marine sector, and under the transaction will become part ... Read the full article

XL Catlin promotes Mike MacColl to Global Practice Leader for Hull

6th February 2018

XL Catlin has promoted Mike MacColl from Head of Hull for the UK to the position of Global Practice Leader for Hull with immediate effect. Commenting, Rob McAdams, Chief Underwriting Officer for Global Marine at XL Catlin, said; “Mike has proven to be a hugely valuable member of the UK Marine ... Read the full article

Marine insurer Gard appoints Patrick Michael as New York office Managing Director

25th January 2018

Gard, a shipowner-controlled P&I marine and energy insurer, has named Patrick Michael Leahy as Managing Director of its New York office with effect from 1 August, 2018. He is set to replace Sandra Gluck who will be retiring. Michael re-joined Gard in March 2016 as a Senior Claims Executive in New York, having ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson names Patrick Murphy as Global Head of Cargo & Specie

10th January 2018

Willis Towers Watson has named Patrick Murphy, who joins from a role as Global Marine Practice Leader at Integro, as Global Head of Cargo and Specie within its Marine Corporate Risk and Broking Division. Murphy will lead client management, technical, placement and risk management specialists, supporting Willis Towers Watson marine clients in risk ... Read the full article

Beazley appoints underwriter within new U.S. marine platform

5th January 2018

Beazley has announced the appointment of John Moy has U.S. marine underwriter within its recently launched U.S. marine platform, reporting to Head of U.S. marine at Beazley, Steve Vivian. In his new role Moy will be responsible for underwriting and building the firm's U.S. hull, protection and indemnity (P&I) and ... Read the full article

Pioneer announces leader of new Ocean Marine division

2nd January 2018

Pioneer Underwriters has launched a new Ocean Marine underwriting division that will be led by Zach McAbee as Head of Ocean Marine. McAbee is based in Seattle and reports to Gene Hinman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pioneer’s U.S. operation. He brings over 20 years of ocean marine industry experience to the role, and was most ... Read the full article

International Group secures lower rates for 2018 reinsurance renewal

15th December 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, the International Group of Protection & Indemnity Clubs has secured reinsurance renewal premium reductions on the Group programme, after finalising its 2018/2019 General Excess of Loss (GXL) reinsurance contract and the Hydra reinsurance programmes. The Group has announced that in spite of uncertainty in the global insurance ... Read the full article

Skuld appoints Rachael Simpson to SVP of London P&I Operations

13th December 2017

Marine insurer Skuld has named Rachael Simpson as Senior Vice President (SVP) of London P&I Operations, with effect from March, 2018. Simpson will report to Matthew Burton, Head of London P&I, and will focus on business development throughout North America. Ståle Hansen, Skuld President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), said; "The North American ... Read the full article

Beazley announces launch of U.S. marine insurance platform

1st December 2017

Specialist insurer Beazley has expanded into the U.S. marine sector with a new platform that offers hull, protection indemnity (P&I) and liability cover for the marine and marine construction sectors. These products will be offered on both an admitted and non-admitted basis and have been designed to complement large-scale risk coverage ... Read the full article

Navigators promotes Michael McKenna to Chief Underwriting Officer, U.S. Insurance

29th November 2017

Navigators has promoted Michael McKenna to Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for the U.S. Insurance segment, from his role as President of U.S. Marine. In the newly created role, McKenna will work with the U.S. Insurance divisional leaders to advance the growth and profitability of the segment's business, including expanding the portfolio into new ... Read the full article

UK P&I Club the latest to announce post-Brexit subsidiary plans

24th November 2017

Provider of P&I insurance and related services to the global shipping industry, UK P&I Club, has announced plans to establish a subsidiary in the Netherlands amidst continued uncertainty surrounding the UK's vote to leave the European Union (EU). The announcement comes shortly after North P&I Club and Sunderland Marine announced ... Read the full article

Claes Lindh to step down from Skuld’s exec management team

22nd November 2017

Provider of marine insurance solutions, Skuld, has announced that Claes Lindh will stand down from the company after ten years of service, effective January 1st, 2018. Lindh, a member of the firm's executive management team, formally steps down at the beginning of January, 2018, but will continue to work on a ... Read the full article