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

CRC Group appoints President of new Charlotte, NC office

15th October 2019

Specialty insurer CRC Group has announced the addition of Greg Watson as Office President of a new branch the firm is set to open in Charlotte, North Carolina. Watson started his career as a personal lines underwriter, and brings more than a decade of industry experience to CRC. CRC states that his ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal adds Noel Praveen to Dubai underwriting team

15th October 2019

ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, has announced the appointment of Noel Praveen to its underwriting team in Dubai. He will taken up his position as Senior Underwriter for Casualty and Professional Lines with immediate effect. Praveen joins ArgoGlobal from Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company, where he most recently ... Read the full article

AXA XL announces new UK Head of Energy

15th October 2019

Peter Welton has been promoted to UK Head of Energy at AXA XL, succeeding Luis Prato, who was named Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for UK Legal entities earlier this year. In his new role, Welton takes responsibility for developing the UK energy book and providing and designing innovative insurance and ... Read the full article

EmergIn Risk announces key hires to Miami, NYC offices

14th October 2019

EmergIn Risk, part of Ryan Specialty Group, has appointed David Overton and Ryan Kratz as director of sales and underwriter-cyber, respectively. Based in the EmergIn’s newly opened Miami office, Overton will oversee the development of growth globally and distribution strategy. He brings over 20 years’ experience and joins from Integro Insurance Brokers, ... Read the full article

Globe Underwriting recruits Senior Engineering Underwriter from Pioneer

14th October 2019

Globe Underwriting, the UK-based managing general agent, has announced the appointment of Dan Watson as Senior Engineering Underwriter, effective immediately. Watson joins Globe Underwriting from Pioneer, where he also worked as an Engineering Underwriter, having joined the company in March 2017. He has more than 15 years’ industry experience, including 12 years ... Read the full article

Markel CATCo portfolio managers depart to launch Chard Re

14th October 2019

Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd., the collateralized reinsurance and retrocessional investment fund manager, has announced that two of its portfolio managers will be leaving the company to establish a new investment manager and fund, called Chard Re Investment Management (Chard Re). Rick Montgomerie and Charlie Vaughan were the portfolio managers for ... Read the full article

PartnerRe makes key exec changes as EVP & CFO departs

11th October 2019

Mario Bonaccorso, the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bermudian reinsurer PartnerRe, is to depart the company on 31 March 2020 in order to pursue a new entrepreneurial venture. Bonaccorso will be succeeded by Nicolas Burnet, who joins from Zurich after serving across a number of senior positions for ... Read the full article

Trident Marine adds Jeana Ramos as director of underwriting

11th October 2019

Trident Marine Managers, a specialty marine and offshore energy Managing General Underwriter, has announced the appointment of Jeana Ramos as director of underwriting. Ramos’ appointment coincides with the establishment of a new office in Lodi, California. She brings over 25 years’ experience across the commercial and recreational Marine sector, as well as ... Read the full article

Sedgwick bolsters UK leadership team

11th October 2019

Sedgwick, a provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has made two senior staff adjustments designed to position the firm’s UK leadership team to deliver on strategic development plans. Adrian Cartwright-Bain has been promoted to oversee a newly created specialist division focused on forensic accounting services and the global ... Read the full article

HDI Specialty appoints RSA’s Simon Hunt as finance director

11th October 2019

HDI Global Specialty SE, the specialty lines insurer launched collaboratively by Hannover Re and HDI Global, has added Simon Hunt as director of finance and operations, effective immediately. Hunt will be based in the firm’s London office and will also join its UK executive team. He joins from RSA, where he served ... Read the full article

Aon execs John Zern and Cary Grace to step down

10th October 2019

Re/insurance broker Aon has revealed that two of its executive leaders, John Zern and Cary Grace, are to depart the company to pursue new opportunities. The announcement came alongside the launch of the next stage in Aon’s ‘Developing Aon United’ growth strategy. The strategy will see the firm implement a common ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s chairman Carnegie-Brown takes on role at auto insurtech Cuvva

10th October 2019

Bruce Carnegie-Brown, the Chairman of specialist re/insurance marketplace Lloyd's of London, has taken on a new role at auto insurtech Cuvva, The Financial Times has reported. App-based Cuvva allows users to purchase car insurance by the hour, day, week or month and was founded in 2014 by Freddy Macnamara and James ... Read the full article

Munich Re’s asset manager MEAG names Andree Moschner Chairman

10th October 2019

It's been announced that Andree Moschner will take over as Chairman of the Management Board of MEAG MUNICH ERGO asset manager GmbH, alongside his responsibilities as member of the Management Board of ERGO Group AG, effective November 1st, 2019. MEAG is the asset manager of reinsurance giant Munich Re and ERGO, ... Read the full article

Specialist MGA Thames expands team with four new underwriters

10th October 2019

Niche construction and commercial lines MGA Thames Underwriting has appointed four underwriters to be split between a new office in Leadenhall Street and its headquarters in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Stuart Daffin and Paul Savva both join the newly established London office as construction new business underwriters and most recently served at HSB ... Read the full article

Marsh adds Aon directors to UK Real Estate Practice

10th October 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Marsh has announced the appointments of Bryce Check as a Business Relationship Director and Anna Whitfield as a Client Service Director, both within its UK Real Estate Practice. Part of Marsh JLT Specialty, the UK Real Estate Practice provides insurance and risk advisory services to real estate owners, ... Read the full article

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