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News on insurance and reinsurance industry hiring, appointments and people move news and announcements. Covering key hires and people moves across the global reinsurance, commercial and specialty insurance markets.

Landmark deal with China sees launch of Allianz Insurance Asset Management

30th July 2021

Allianz Insurance Asset Management, part of the global insurer's business in China, is set to become the first wholly foreign-owned company of its kind to secure approval from the county's Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission. Headquartered in Beijing with registered capital of RMB 100 million, Allianz China IAMC will commence its ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual appoints Hamid Mirza CEO of US Global Retail Markets

30th July 2021

Liberty Mutual Insurance has appointed Hamid Mirza as President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Retail Markets US. It's hoped he'll drive profitability and growth to an organisation that provides solutions to clients across personal lines in the US. Mirza joined Liberty Mutual in 2009 and most recently served as GRM Executive Vice President, ... Read the full article

Palomar Holdings adds Daina Middleton to board of directors

30th July 2021

Specialty property insurer Palomar Holdings has appointed Daina Middleton, Chief Executive Officer of Britelite Immersive, to its board of directors. Prior to Britelite Immersive, Middleton served as the CEO of Ansira, an independent marketing technology and services company focused on customer relationship development. She also held top-level management positions with Twitter, Performics, ... Read the full article

Occam Underwriting promotes Mark Fisher to CEO

30th July 2021

Specialty Lloyd’s of London managing general agent, Occam Underwriting, has appointed Mark Fisher to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Currently the company's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Fisher has been at Occam for the last three years and holds 25 years of experience within the insurance industry. He has worked with both carriers and ... Read the full article

Rokstone launches specialist US agriculture division

30th July 2021

International speciality re/Insurance MGA Rokstone has announced the launch of a specialist agriculture division for the US market as it looks to continue its expansion into the region. The new division, Rokstone Agriculture Risk Underwriters, will be led by underwriting specialist Eric Conklin who has over 20 years’ experience underwriting livestock ... Read the full article

AIG names Sabra Purtill as EVP, Chief Risk Officer

30th July 2021

Global insurance carrier, American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has announced that Sabra Purtill will serve as Executive Vice President (EVP), Chief Risk Officer (CRO), based in New York. Purtill has been serving as interim CRO for the company since February 2021 and now takes on the position in full, reporting to ... Read the full article

Howden expands into Italy, launches start-up platform

29th July 2021

International insurance broker Howden has launched a new business in Italy following the acquisition of broker Andrea Scagliarini SpA (Scagliarini). Establishing operations in Italy is seen as vital to enabling the firm to expand in Europe, enabling them to deliver service to both local and multinational clients. The launch of Howden Italy ... Read the full article

GRS expands CCS unit with four hires

29th July 2021

International loss adjuster Global Risk Solutions (GRS) has expanded its Complex Claims Solutions (CCS) business unit with the addition of four appointments. Michael Morgan has been appointed as Head of Energy within Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He will focus on the specialised loss adjusting needs of GRS clients with major, ... Read the full article

McGill and Partners adds David Cousar to Fac Reinsurance team

29th July 2021

Specialist re/insurance broker McGill and Partners has lined up David Cousar to join its Facultative Reinsurance team in 2022. Cousar brings over 26 years’ experience to the role, starting off as a Property Underwriter at Legal & General before moving to direct writing reinsurers National Re and General Re. He has spent ... Read the full article

CFC appoints Graeme Newman as CEO

29th July 2021

Specialist insurer CFC has appointed current Chief Innovation Office Graeme Newman as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As CEO, Newman will lead all aspects of CFC’s underwriting business based in London, including the company’s growing data, technology and operations functions. He succeeds founder Dave Walsh, who will assume the role of ... Read the full article

Swiss Re names Nagarajan Head of Client Markets P&C

29th July 2021

Reinsurer Swiss Re has appointed Balasubramanian Nagarajan as Head of Client Markets Property & Casualty. Nagaraja will also assume the position of Head of Swiss Re Asia’s Malaysia Branch, succeeding Marcel Omar Papp, who has been in the role for the last three years. In his new role, Nagaraja will aim to ... Read the full article

Stonybrook Capital names William Generous as SVP

28th July 2021

Stonybrook Capital & Risk Management has appointed William Generous as Senior Vice President of Stonybrook Capital. Generous will assist the team in expanding its capacities in capital raising and advisory in the general insurance and InsurTech space. He has joined Stonybrook from EJF, a hedge fund with $12 billion of assets under ... Read the full article

Aon establishes executive committee in client-focused strategic push

28th July 2021

Global re/insurance broker Aon has established a new executive committee intended to help facilitate it in accomplishing the objectives laid out across its four-pronged United blueprint. The motivations driving Aon's United Blueprint include creating new sources of value for clients, delivering more effective client service, driving innovation at scale and ensuring ... Read the full article

BMS appoints Price Forbes & Partners duo as directors of marine division

28th July 2021

Independent specialist re/insurance broker BMS has added Nick Hocking and Tony Cuthbertson as directors of its marine division, effective immediately. They report to John Hoare, managing director of BMS marine, and will be based in London. Hocking re-joins BMS after more than a decade at Price Forbes & Partners, having most recently ... Read the full article

CLARA hires Tom Warden as Chief Insurance and Science Officer

27th July 2021

CLARA Analytics, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the commercial insurance industry, has appointed Tom Warden as Chief Insurance and Science Officer. Warden is an experienced leader in using data, analytics and AI to solve complex business problems, and will apply his skills to oversee CLARA’s scientific, technological and ... Read the full article

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