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The Hartford’s Kathleen Creedon joins Falvey Cargo Underwriting

16th January 2020

Falvey Cargo Underwriting has announced the appointment of Kathleen Creedon to its team of underwriters. Creedon joins with over 20 years’ experience and most recently served at The Hartford. Based in Denver, Colorado, she will be responsible for managing and developing a cargo insurance portfolio which includes underwriting management, production, and broker/client-centric ... Read the full article

Arch promotes Chris Hovey to COO

15th January 2020

Arch Capital Group Ltd. has announced that Chris Hovey, previously Executive Vice President (EVP), Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Arch Capital Services Inc., has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer (COO), Arch. Hovey has been with Arch since January 2014, initially serving as COO of Arch Mortgage Insurance Company through to ... Read the full article

Lars Forsstedt rejoins Aon’s Nordic M&A team

15th January 2020

Global insurance and reinsurance brokerage Aon has announced that Lars Forsstedt has re-joined its Nordic team from Willis Towers Watson (WTW). Forsstedt has been appointed to Aon's Nordic M&A and Transaction Solutions team, joining from WTW where from October 2017 he served as Practice Leader, Private Equity - Nordics. He first joined ... Read the full article

Chubb makes changes to European leadership team

15th January 2020

Insurer and reinsurer Chubb has announced a number of changes within its European leadership team, including the appointment of Nadia Côté as Head of Major Accounts Division for Europe, succeeding Suresh Krishnan. Krishnan takes on the role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Chubb North America Accident and Health. In his new ... Read the full article

Ed Bermuda names Colin Kelley as Head of Liability Division

15th January 2020

Global reinsurance brokerage Ed has announced the appointment of Colin Kelley as Head of its new Liability Division in Bermuda. Effective immediately, he will lead the professional lines, casualty and healthcare teams for Ed Bermuda. Kelley joins Ed from Sompo International, where he has held the role of Commercial Lines Practice Leader, ... Read the full article

R&Q’s Joint CEO Roger Sellek resigns

15th January 2020

Changes at the top continue at non-life legacy and run-off investor and capacity provider to program business Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (R&Q), with one of its Joint CEO's resigning and set to depart immediately. The company said this morning that Roger Sellek has resigned from his position at R&Q ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s of London’s Jon Hancock to step down in 2020

14th January 2020

The specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace has announced that Performance Management Director, Jon Hancock, has decided to step down in 2020. In 2019, Hancock took the lead on Blueprint One as part of the Future at Lloyd's strategy, designed to modernise the oldest insurance market in the world. His ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual Re opens Singapore office, adds regional manager

14th January 2020

Liberty Mutual Re, the reinsurance arm of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has opened a new office in Singapore and appointed Annie Leong as regional underwriter manager in Asia Pacific. The reinsurer will be operating with a full treaty license as part of the LSM Asia Pacific office in Singapore and will ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal bolsters leadership team with dual hires

14th January 2020

Lloyd's of London insurer and Argo Group subsidiary ArgoGlobal has added Jeremy Shallow as head of international specialty and Ross MacDonald as head of non-US international casualty. Both appointments are effective immediately and will report to John Moffatt, active underwriter of Syndicate 1200 and Nigel Mortimer, head of international casualty, respectively. Shallow ... Read the full article

Blackstone hires Gilles Dellaert to lead Insurance Solutions business

14th January 2020

U.S investment giant Blackstone has announced the appointment of Gilles Dellaert as Head of its insurance division, Blackstone Insurance Solutions (BIS), effective April 1, 2020. Dellaert was formerly Co-President and Chief Investment Officer at retirement and life insurance company Global Atlantic. In these roles, he was responsible for investment and reinsurance activity ... Read the full article

BGC’s Piiq Risk Partners adds Ian George as Senior Partner

14th January 2020

Piiq Risk Partners, the recently branded global aerospace brokerage of BGC Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of Ian George as Senior Partner. Set to join the firm later this year, George brings 23 years of global experience in both the aviation and space sectors. He joins Piiq from Willis Towers ... Read the full article

Lee Stevenson joins LineSlip Solutions as President

14th January 2020

LineSlip Solutions, a commercial insurance-focused SaaS company, has appointed Lee Stevenson as President. Stevenson will look to drive sales and support company growth and joins after 25 years at Marsh. He most recently served as a managing director and operations & technology leader for the US and Canada. “Having Lee Stevenson join LineSlip ... Read the full article

BLM adds Clyde & Co’s McNerlin to London office

14th January 2020

BLM, an insurance risk and commercial law firm, has appointed Jason McNerlin to its London office and as head of product recall and liability. McNerlin, a specialist in product recall and product liability, joins after five years at Clyde & Co and brings 20 years’ experience to the role. His experience includes ... Read the full article

New Paradigm recruits Matthew Grunewald from Greenlight Re

14th January 2020

New Paradigm Underwriters, a specialist managing general underwriter and insurtech platform focused on parametric risk transfer, has appointed Matthew Grunewald as Executive Vice President (EVP) for Underwriting and Risk Capital. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for developing and underwriting parametric reinsurance and alternative risk transfer solutions, sourcing ... Read the full article

Catalina Holdings adds Old Mutual & Guardian Life execs to board

14th January 2020

Catalina Holdings, the Bermuda-headquartered non-life run-off and legacy insurance and reinsurance specialist, has appointed Bruce Hemphill and Thomas Sorell to its board of directors. Effective from December 2019, the two senior insurance executives will become Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) on the board. Hemphill was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Old Mutual PLC, ... Read the full article

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