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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.

Dick Dowd appointed American Integrity Exec VP

20th August 2019

Florida domiciled residential property insurer American Integrity has announced the appointment Dick Dowd as Executive Vice President. Dowd, who most recently served as Senior Vice President of Aegis General, brings over 30 years’ experience across personal, commercial, standard and specialty insurance lines. He reports to Bob Ritchie, President and Chief Executive Officer, ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance appoints Kyle Adams to lead Bermuda operations

20th August 2019

Everest Insurance, a division of global reinsurer Everest Re Group, has appointed Kyle Adams to lead the firm’s Bermuda operations. Kyle, who brings over 20 years’ experience to the role, joins from JLT Specialty Bermuda having served as Co-Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his time at JLT, Adams spent 19 years with ... Read the full article

Liberty adds Aon’s Douglas Schrift as CUO of SDI offering

20th August 2019

Liberty Mutual Surety, a business unit of US primary insurer Liberty Mutual, has appointed Douglas Schrift to develop the firm’s Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI) offering as Chief Underwriting Officer. Schrift joins from Aon’s Construction Services Group SDI practice, where he served as Managing Director. Prior to that, he served as Vice President ... Read the full article

Lockton appoints Marsh’s Beresheim to lead Specialty Practices

19th August 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Lockton has appointed Devin Beresheim to succeed the recently-retired Brian Kawamoto as Executive Vice President of its Specialty Practices business. Beresheim, who joins from Marsh with nearly 30 years’ experience, will report to Lockton’s US President and Chief Operating Officer, Peter Clune. "Using a baseball analogy, Devin is the ... Read the full article

Cobbs Allen forms specialty brokerage CAC, announces leadership

19th August 2019

US risk management and insurance brokerage Cobbs Allen has announced the formation of CAC Specialty, a platform which will combine the capabilities of an investment bank and an insurance broker. Cobbs says this new specialty insurance brokerage and investment banking platform will work as a response to the long-term convergence of ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty bolsters FRS Multi-Buyer Trade Credit practice

16th August 2019

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has announced that James Goodliffe has joined the firm's Financial Risk Solutions (FRS) Multi-Buyer Trade Credit practice as Senior Underwriting Officer. In his new role, Goodliffe will be responsible for credit and transaction underwriting, portfolio and client relationship management, negotiation and ... Read the full article

Aon names Don Magee as UK Chairman, Reinsurance Solutions

16th August 2019

Insurance and reinsurance broking group Aon has named one of its long-standing senior leaders Don Magee as its new UK Chairman of the Aon Reinsurance Solutions business. Magee has significant industry experience, having first joined Benfield, Lovick & Rees back in 1991, and previously working at Hall, Harford Jeffreys International, Thomas ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson names Adam Garrard as new CRB leader

15th August 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has revealed that Adam Garrard is to replace Todd Jones as leader for the Corporate Risk & Broking (CRB) segment. Garrard is currently WTW Head of International and member of the broker's Operating Committee, and he will continue to serve as acting ... Read the full article

AkinovA adds industry veteran Tatsuhiko Hoshina to advisory board

15th August 2019

AkinovA, an electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of insurance risk, has announced the addition of re/insurance industry veteran Tatsuhiko Hoshina to its advisory board. Hoshina, who brings over 30 years’ experience to the role, built Tokio Millennium Re from its establishment in 2000 before going on to lead the ... Read the full article

WTW’s Todd Jones to succeed Johnston as CEO of QBE North America

15th August 2019

Australian and global primary insurance and reinsurance group QBE is to appoint Todd Jones as Chief Executive Officer, North America. Jones succeeds Russ Johnston, who has made the decision to depart the company after three years in the role. “I want to thank Russ for his valuable contribution to QBE over the ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance bolsters Excess Casualty team

15th August 2019

Everest Insurance has bolstered its Excess Casualty team with the appointments of Rey Haliti as a Director and Auberson Eustache as a Manager. Haliti spent over 5 years at Chubb as an Assistant Vice President, Excess Casualty. He previously worked at AIG as a Senior Underwriter and began his career as a ... Read the full article

AIG hires Richard Olsen from Munich Re as Chief Actuary, General Insurance

15th August 2019

Insurance giant America International Group (AIG) has announced the hiring of a new Chief Actuary for its General Insurance division, appointing Richard Olsen who the firm has hired from Munich Re. Olsen takes on the role immediately and will be based in New York. He will report to Mark Lyons, Executive ... Read the full article

AXA XL’s Gino Smith joins AXIS Re as Head of Property, EMEA LatAm

14th August 2019

Gino Smith has joined AXIS Re, the reinsurance arm of Bermuda's AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, as Head of Property for EMEA LatAm, effective November 2019. In his new role he will be based in Zurich and will report to President of EMEA LatAm, Andy Hottinger. Smith will take oversight of the reinsurer's ... Read the full article

Black to lead Risk Strategies’ National Professional Liability Practice

14th August 2019

U.S. domiciled insurance brokerage Risk Strategies has appointed Darren Black to lead its National Professional Liability Practice group. Industry veteran Black joins Risk Strategies after leading the professional services practice for U.S. brokerage, IMA Financial Group. Prior to this, Black served as Managing Director and leader of the design liability practice at ... Read the full article

Liberty GTS names Jugdeep Singh as Head of Tax

14th August 2019

Liberty Global Transaction Solutions (GTS), a global, stand-alone unit of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has named Jugdeep Singh as Head of Tax, based in London. Singh will manage Liberty GTS' international tax liability insurance team for tax risks related to merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, restructurings and other bespoke situations across the ... Read the full article