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Cobbs Allen expands insurance brokerage team with David Payne hire

7th August 2019

David Payne has joined Cobbs Allen from JLT US as the firm continues to expand its insurance brokerage team. He is set to join the company's leadership team that is building a national specialty platform dedicated to providing complex risk solutions for corporate and private equity clients. Most recently, Payne served as ... Read the full article

Hudson Structured adds Rachel Bardon as Partner, Chief Actuary

6th August 2019

Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd., the insurance-linked securities (ILS), reinsurance and transportation focused investment manager, has named Rachel Bardon as Partner and Chief Actuary of HSCM Bermuda. The investment manager conducts its insurance and reinsurance business as HSCM Bermuda, and original member of the team, Bardon joined HSCM Bermuda in 2016 ... Read the full article

Zi Jai Li named head of Munich Re’s Beijing consulting service, SiTao Consulting

6th August 2019

Zi Jai Li has been appointed Managing Director of Smart Thinking Consulting (Beijing) Company Limited (SiTao Consulting), Munich Re's technology-based consulting service in Beijing. Li is also responsible for the reinsurer's innovation lab in Beijing and in his new role, will report to Steven Chang, who was recently appointed as Read the full article

Beazley adds three underwriters to US cyber & tech team

6th August 2019

Specialist insurer Beazley has announced the continued expansion of its U.S. cyber and technology team with the addition of three new underwriters. Over the past two years, Beazley states that this division has grown by 25% and that expansion looks set to continue with the appointments of the three new underwriters ... Read the full article

RT Specialty promotes Mannschreck to President of Claims, Chief Claims Officer

5th August 2019

RT Specialty, LLC, a subsidiary of Ryan Specialty Group,has promoted Todd Mannschreck to the role of President of Claims, Chief Claims Officer. Mannschreck had led the claims function at RT Specialty since he joined the company in 2013, being based out of the firms Kansas City office. Since he joined, the RT ... Read the full article

Munich Re names Steven Chang CEO, Greater China

5th August 2019

Reinsurance giant Munich Re has announced the appointment of Steven Chang as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Greater China, effective August 1st, 2019. Chang will be based in Beijing, and will lead Munich Re's non-life business and operations in the Greater China region, which includes mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and ... Read the full article

Ed bolsters Asia Pacific leadership with appointment of David Lim

5th August 2019

Re/insurance brokerage Ed has announced the appointment of David Lim as Chief Executive Officer of Retail for Singapore and Head of Marine for Asia Pacific. Effective immediately, Lim will be based in Singapore and report to the CEO of Asia Pacific, Stephen Britten. He joins from Brit Global Specialty Singapore with over ... Read the full article

BGC Insurance adds a further Marsh exec to aviation & space brokerage

5th August 2019

BGC Insurance Group (BGCI), a division of BGC Partners Inc., has announced the appointment of Oyin Heath to its newly formed global aviation and space re/insurance brokerage. Heath joins BGCI from Marsh JLT Specialty, where she was a Managing Director and Leader of the Aerospace and Manufacturer Segments of the Aviation ... Read the full article

HSCM recruits Validus’ Jeff Sangster as CFO & Head of Strategy

2nd August 2019

Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. (HSCM) has announced the appointment of Jeff Sangster, who has been named as Partner, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Head of Strategy. Sangster previously served as Executive Vice President and CFO at Validus Holdings, Ltd from February 2013 to August 2018. At Hudson, which does its re/insurance ... Read the full article

ICMIF appoints NFU Mutual exec as Chair of Intelligence Committee

2nd August 2019

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), an umbrella body for the global cooperative and mutual insurance industry, has elected Gina Fusco as Chair of its Intelligence Committee. Fusco is Head of Strategy and Marketing at NFU Mutual, and has been a member of the ICMIF Intelligence Committee since April ... Read the full article

CLARA names new CEO as Lakshmikanthan becomes Chief Product Officer

2nd August 2019

CLARA analytics, a provider of artificial intelligence-driven (AI) technology in the commercial insurance space, has revealed Gary Hagmueller as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as founder Jayant Lakshmikanthan transitions to the role of Chief Product Officer. Hagmueller brings more than two decades of industry experience to the role and has ... Read the full article

Chubb appoints Marcos Gunn to succeed Juan Luis Ortega

2nd August 2019

Chubb has announced that current Division President, Northern Latin America and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Latin America region, Marcos Gunn, has been appointed Senior Vice President (SVP), Chubb Group and Regional President, Latin America.  Gunn replaces and will also report to Juan Luis Ortega, who was recently appointed ... Read the full article

BGC Insurance adds Marsh exec to aviation & space brokerage

2nd August 2019

BGC Insurance Group (BGCI), a division of BGC Partners Inc., has announced the addition of Mark Costin to its new global aviation and space re/insurance brokerage. Costin joins BGCI from Marsh JLT Specialty, where he served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its Aviation and Aerospace division. He arrived at Marsh in ... Read the full article

Barbican Protect adds McManus to lead Professional Indemnity team

2nd August 2019

Barbican Protect, the UK arm of Barbican Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of Paula McManus as Head of Professional Indemnity for its London operations, with immediate effect. McManus, part of the Financial Lines team, will be be responsible for strengthening Barbican Protect’s PI proposition in the UK commercial SME and ... Read the full article

Swiss Re’s Jason Busti joins AXIS Re as President of North America

1st August 2019

Bermuda domiciled re/insurer AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has announced that Jason Busti has joined its reinsurance arm, AXIS Re as President of North America, based in New York. He joins the firm after 22 years with reinsurance giant Swiss Re, and in his new role, will be a member of the ... Read the full article

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