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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.

JLT Re’s David Flandro joins Hyperion X as Managing Director, Analytics

4th September 2019

Hyperion Insurance Group's data and technology division, Hyperion X, has announced the appointment of David Flandro as Managing Director, Analytics. He joins the firm from global reinsurance broker JLT Re, where he served as Global Head of Analytics and a member of the company's Executive Committee. In his new role, Flandro will ... Read the full article

Aon adds Purves as a partner in risk settlement team

4th September 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Aon has announced the appointment of Stephen Purves as a partner in its Risk Settlement team. Purves most recently served at Aviva as Head of core business and was responsible for four deal teams and led on several significant transactions in the bulk annuity market. He joins Aon with ... Read the full article

Former TMR CEO Ruoff to join ILS specialist Schroder Secquaero

4th September 2019

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager Schroder Secquaero, has announced that Stephan Ruoff, former CEO at Tokio Millennium Re (TMR), is set to join the company as Deputy Head in November. Ruoff served as Group CEO of TMR from April 2015 to March 2019, having joined the company as CEO for Continental ... Read the full article

Marsh appoints senior leaders for Property and FINPRO practices

4th September 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Marsh has announced the appointments of Michael Rouse as head of US Property and Michelle Sartain as head of Financial and Professional Liability (FINPRO) for the US and Canada. Effective immediately, Rouse will now assume leadership of Marsh’s US Property Practice from Duncan Ellis, who has left the ... Read the full article

Marsh’s Duncan Ellis to join AIG as Head of Retail Property, NA General Insurance

4th September 2019

Global insurer American International Group (AIG) has appointed Duncan Ellis as Head of Retail Property, North America General Insurance, based in New York and reporting to Ken Riegler, President of North America General Insurance, Product & Field Management. Ellis joins the firm in late September from global re/insurance broker Marsh, where ... Read the full article

Pioneer Underwriters names Hazel Beveridge as Chief Actuary

3rd September 2019

Pioneer Underwriters, the underwriting group within Minova Insurance Holdings Ltd, has named Hazel Beveridge as Chief Actuary. Effective September 1st, 2019 Beveridge will join the firm's Executive Committee and reports to Pioneer's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Andrew McMellin. She brings more than 20 years of pricing and reserving experience to the role, ... Read the full article

Chris Beazley named Head of Reinsurance at MS Amlin as James Few departs

3rd September 2019

Global insurer and reinsurer MS Amlin has announced that Chris Beazley, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MS Amlin AG, will take on the additional role of Head of Reinsurance, replacing James Few. The expansion of Beazley's leadership role to include all of MS Amlin's reinsurance business is effective immediately, and sees ... Read the full article

Validus’ Jonathan Ritz appointed President of Aspen

3rd September 2019

Bermudian insurer and reinsurer Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has announced the appointment of Jonathan Ritz as its President, effective immediately. Formerly, Ritz was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Validus' US Insurance operations, including Western World Insurance Group, Crop Risk Services and Validus Specialty, all of which were acquired by AIG in ... Read the full article

BGC Insurance adds JLT’s Bruce Fine to aviation re/insurance brokerage

3rd September 2019

BGC Insurance Group (BGCI), a division of broker and fintech firm BGC Partners, has announced the addition of Bruce Fine to its new global aviation and space re/insurance brokerage. Based in Atlanta and Chicago, Fine will serve as Managing Partner for US Aviation and Aerospace, as well as President of the ... Read the full article

Fidelis Underwriting adds marine experience to London underwriting team

3rd September 2019

Bob Clarkson has joined the London underwriting team of Fidelis Underwriting Limited, a subsidiary of Bermuda-based Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited. His appointment comes as part of the group's strategic initiative to continue to develop its focused offering of specialty insurance solutions. Clarkson brings three decades of industry experience to the role, as ... Read the full article

Liberty promotes Alice Blake in Bermuda reinsurance build-out

3rd September 2019

Liberty Mutual Re, part of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the promotion of Alice Blake to the role of Senior Underwriter – Financial Risks Reinsurance. Based in Bermuda, her appointment comes as part of a push to build out Liberty Mutual Re’s reinsurance operations on the island. Blake will also ... Read the full article

Steven Farr promoted to Global Head of Upstream Energy, AXA XL Insurance

2nd September 2019

AXA XL Insurance has announced the promotion of Steven Farr to Global Head of Upstream Energy, effective immediately. In his new role, Farr will be tasked with leading the firm's Global Upstream Energy team, based in London. He will be responsible for developing the Upstream Energy book, expanding on and delivering ... Read the full article

Talbot’s Noufal Manzil appointed Class Underwriter at Chaucer MENA

2nd September 2019

Specialty re/insurance group Chaucer has announced the appointment of Noufal Manzil as Class Underwriter within its property team in Dubai. Chaucer says the addition of Manzil, who joins from Talbot and brings over 20 years’ experience to the role, reaffirms its commitment to establishing a broad marine and non-marine underwriting team ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s broker MNK Re launches Residual Value Insurance Centre of Excellence

2nd September 2019

Specialist Lloyd's of London brokerage, MNK Re Limited, has launched a new dedicated Residual Value Insurance (RVI) Centre of Excellence. MNK Re has a specialist focus on Financial Risks, Casualty, Terrorism, Cyber risks and Marine liabilities, with clients in more than 50 countries across the world. It's been announced that Robert Prince ... Read the full article

Former Swiss Re exec Takashi Goda named Senior Advisor for Japan, PERILS

2nd September 2019

Catastrophe loss data aggregator PERILS has announced the appointment of Takashi Goda as Senior Advisor for Japan, based in Tokyo. In his new role, Goda will work closely with the PERILS team and the local insurance industry, tasked with supporting the expansion of PERILS' services into the Japanese market. Goda brings extensive ... Read the full article

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