Financial lines boosts Everest Re Q2 gross premiums

Financial lines boosts Everest Re Q2 gross premiums

Financial lines boosts Everest Re Q2 gross premiums

Everest Re Group said growth in financial lines business and from its new crop reinsurance programme, plus increased shares on property pro rata treaties, contributed to a big increase in gross premiums at the halfway reporting stage this year. Gross written premiums for the second quarter were $1.6bn, an increase of 17% compared with the second quarter of 2016. The…

Fenchurch Law boosts disputes team

Fenchurch Law boosts disputes team

Fenchurch Law boosts disputes team

London-based Fenchurch Law, which specialises in insurance disputes and works solely on the buyer side, has appointed Tom Hunter as an associate. Mr Hunter joins the claims dispute team from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC), where he was an associate in the professional and financial risks group. Mr Hunter has experience in financial lines defence work, including advising on professional indemnity,…

Beazley targets European growth as it creates Dublin-based insurer

Beazley targets European growth as it creates Dublin-based insurer

Beazley targets European growth as it creates Dublin-based insurer

Beazley is converting its existing Dublin-based reinsurance company into an insurance operation after receiving regulatory approval from Irish regulator, the Central Bank of Ireland. Beazley said under the renamed Beazley Insurance dac it will underwrite non-life insurance throughout the EU in addition to its Lloyd’s operations, which will continue to write EU business through Lloyd’s’ proposed insurance company in Brussels,…

Online service launched to identify bad debtors

Online service launched to identify bad debtors

Online service launched to identify bad debtors

Credit insurer Coface has launched an online customised credit opinion (CCO) service that will provide companies with information about their business partners and help them steer away from customers with a poor history. Coface is also offering uninsured collections, complementing its CCO services. “CCO will enable customers to make informed trading decisions regarding debtors and provides customers with a guideline…

Willis Towers Watson expands financial solutions division with hire

Willis Towers Watson expands financial solutions division with hire

Willis Towers Watson expands financial solutions division with hire

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Stephanie Pariot as a divisional director in its financial solutions division. The unit is focused on mitigating emerging and developed market country and counterparty risk aggregations for financial institution clients. Ms Pariot joins WTW with more than 10 years of investment banking experience, having worked at Crédit Agricole CIB in London, and prior to…

Willis Towers Watson appoints new global head of FINEX financial institutions business

Willis Towers Watson appoints new global head of FINEX financial institutions business

Willis Towers Watson appoints new global head of FINEX financial institutions business

James Jackson has been made head of FINEX financial institutions for Great Britain at broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW). The FINEX business is the company’s financial, executive and professional risk specialty group, and forms part of its corporate risk and broking segment. Mr Jackson will lead the UK-based teams that deliver FINEX expertise and products to financial institutions clients across…

Ironshore opens M&A unit in Frankfurt

Ironshore opens M&A unit in Frankfurt

Ironshore opens M&A unit in Frankfurt

Ironshore International’s mergers and acquisitions and tax insurance unit has opened an office in Frankfurt, Germany through Ironshore Agency Ltd, to expand its European presence. Ironshore International, which is part of Liberty Mutual, has named Markus Messinger and Daniel Müller to lead the Frankfurt operation, principally to serve German private equity and investment bank clients. Mr Messinger has been named…

Chubb launches packaged policy for technology companies in the UK and Ireland

Chubb launches packaged policy for technology companies in the UK and Ireland

Chubb launches packaged policy for technology companies in the UK and Ireland

A first- and third-party policy designed specifically to cater for the insurance needs of technology developers, producers and distributors operating in the middle market either domestically or on a multinational basis, has been launched by Chubb. The new MasterPackage policy, which is for technology companies domiciled in the UK and Ireland, includes improved cyber cover and services. Chubb said the…

Argo Pro adds two top executives to its US FI and A&E units

Argo Pro adds two top executives to its US FI and A&E units

Argo Pro adds two top executives to its US FI and A&E units

Argo Pro, part of Argo Group International, has announced the appointments of Mary Henderson as senior vice-president, head of financial institutions, and Dan Gmelin as vice-president, underwriting, architects and engineers (A&E). Ms Henderson is tasked with expanding Argo Pro’s presence in the financial institutions market through new product offerings, such as the recently announced asset management form, and by bringing…

Insurance lawyers form global network

Insurance lawyers form global network

Insurance lawyers form global network

Seven law firms across four continents have launched a network to focus on insurance law. The founders of Global Insurance Law Connect said the network will provide clients with access to global legal expertise on the ground. Global Insurance Law Connect was founded by four companies – Italy’s Batini Traverso Grasso & Associati, BLM in the UK, Byrd & Associates…

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