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Sompo Int. names Balthazard Head of APAC Reinsurance, Deputy CEO Singapore

23rd November 2020

Sompo International Holdings, a Bermuda-based global specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and part of Sompo Holdings, Inc., has announced the promotion of Pierre Balthazard. Formerly Senior Vice President (SVP), Head of Asia Pacific Property Catastrophe Reinsurance at Sompo International, Balthazard has been named as the company's new ... Read the full article

Sompo International names Head of Asian Risk Solutions in the US

29th October 2020

Bermuda-based specialty P&C re/insurer Sompo International has announced the appointment of Sara Gundersen as Executive Vice President, Asian Risk Solutions Segment Leader within its Sompo Global Risk Solutions (GRS) business unit. In this role, Gundersen will lead the strategy, underwriting, production, business and product development, expense control and profitability for the ... Read the full article

Sompo Holdings adopts Willis Towers Watson’s pricing solutions

26th October 2020

Insurance broker Willis Towers Watson says Sompo Holdings Asia has adopted its pricing solutions for retail business in the region in an effort to transform its pricing operations across 14 markets. Due to the current economic environment where consumer behaviour and financial markets are changing daily, it has become essential for ... Read the full article

Sompo International appoints Mike Connelly as CFO, Global Reinsurance

23rd October 2020

Bermuda-based specialty property and casualty re/insurance firm Sompo International has announced that Mike Connelly will join the Sompo International Reinsurance team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Global Reinsurance. Connelly previously served as CFO, Specialty Commercial at The Hartford, a role he held since 2017. Prior to this he spent six years as ... Read the full article

Sompo Intl. launches D&O policy for public companies

8th October 2020

Bermuda-based specialty property and casualty re/insurer Sompo International has launched a new Directors and Officers (D&O) liability insurance policy for publicly traded companies. Sompo’s public D&O solution is the latest addition to its existing Management Assurance Platform (MAP). Introduced in 2019, MAP is designed to provide private companies with the ability to ... Read the full article

Sompo International to acquire Diversified Crop Insurance Services

4th September 2020

Bermuda-based specialty property and casualty re/insurance Sompo International is set to acquire Diversified Crop Insurance Services, a subsidiary of CGB Enterprises. Diversified will join the re/insurer's AgriSompo platform and will create one of the largest crop insurance providers in North America. The acquisition provides Sompo with additional capabilities in North America in ... Read the full article

New partnership sees Sompo’s agriculture platform expand into French crop market

3rd September 2020

Bermuda-based specialty property and casualty re/insurer Sompo International Holdings has announced that its global agriculture platform AgriSompo has entered into a strategic broking relationship with InVivo Group. InVivo Group is a national union of 201 member cooperatives representing more than half of all farmers in France. Working through InVivo's Bioline Insurance subsidiary, this ... Read the full article

Brendan Plessis takes distribution role at Sompo International

2nd September 2020

Sompo International Holdings Ltd., the Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, has appointed Brendan Plessis as Executive Vice President, Distribution, International Insurance. In this newly created role, Plessis will lead the strategic development of broker and client relationships. In particular, he will focus on maximizing profitable growth and ... Read the full article

Sompo, Marsh & McLennan launch new solution for commercial real estate owners

18th August 2020

Bermuda-based specialty P&C reinsurer Sompo International has partnered with Marsh & McLennan Agency and its Global Risk Solutions unit on the launch of a new customisable insurance solution designed for commercial real estate owners. The MMA Select Commercial Insurance Program has been created to deliver industry-specific underwriting, claims, and risk control expertise ... Read the full article

Sompo International names Head of Cyber for London Market

12th August 2020

Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, has appointed Lauren Folkard as Vice President and Head of Cyber for the London Market. Folkard most recently served as a cyber class underwriter at Barbican, before which she was part of the cyber management team ... Read the full article

Nat cats & investment volatility weigh on Sompo International profits

10th August 2020

Sompo International has posted a net loss of $146 million for the first quarter of the financial year, mainly due to large natural catastrophe losses, lower investment income, and yen appreciation. The company’s adjusted profit slumped to $49 million in Q1, compared with $82 million over the same period last year. However, ... Read the full article

Sompo International hires two in Global Risk Solutions

5th August 2020

Re/insurer Sompo International Holdings has announced two appointments to its Global Risk Solutions (GRS) team. Hiral N. Shah has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Environmental Leader for Sompo GRS and succeeds Mr. Pillion who has been appointed to the role of Head of GRS Global Distribution Management. Shah will ... Read the full article

James McDonald to lead Sompo International’s energy team in London

31st July 2020

Sompo International Holdings Ltd., the Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, has announced the appointment of James McDonald as its new Head of London Market Energy. McDonald has more than 30 years of experience across both the broking and underwriting sectors. He joins Sompo International from Talbot and ... Read the full article

Sompo Intl adds Warren Diogo, Sam Bishop to Energy Business unit

21st July 2020

Specialty re/insurer Sompo International has bolstered its Energy Business Unit in London with the appointment of Warren Diogo as leader of the Renewable Energy team and Sam Bishop as Assistant Vice President, Renewable Energy Underwriter. Diogo has two decades of experience in the insurance industry as a risk manager, consultant and ... Read the full article

Sompo GRS launches new European team

1st July 2020

Sompo Global Risk Solutions (GRS), a specialty property and casualty re/insurer and part of Sompo International, has formed a new London-based team designed to serve the European market through retail brokers. Sompo GRS Europe builds on Sompo International’s existing London Market and SIIE European platform business. The move is also intended to ... Read the full article