AGCS appoints new global head of ART

AGCS appoints new global head of ART

AGCS appoints new global head of ART

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has appointed Paul Schiavone as global head of AGCS’s alternative risk transfer (ART) business, taking over from Bill Guffey who is leaving Allianz after 15 years to pursue other opportunities. According to AGCS, ART focuses on providing tailor-made solutions for corporate, industrial and financial clients facing unusual or complex risks, where traditional (re)insurance and…

Lex Baugh to oversee AIG’s US and Canada general insurance business

Lex Baugh to oversee AIG’s US and Canada general insurance business

Lex Baugh to oversee AIG’s US and Canada general insurance business

Lex Baugh has been appointed as CEO, North America general insurance, of American International Group (AIG). In this newly-created role, he will oversee AIG’s US and Canada general insurance business. He will report to Peter Zaffino, CEO, general insurance, as a member of the general insurance executive leadership team. Mr Baugh was previously president of liability and financial lines at…

Chubb appoints head of global services and complex multinational for UK and Ireland

Chubb appoints head of global services and complex multinational for UK and Ireland

Chubb appoints head of global services and complex multinational for UK and Ireland

Barry Beard has been appointed as head of global services and complex multinational, UK and Ireland. In the newly-created role, he will lead and manage Chubb’s multinational network and services for the UK and Ireland and be responsible for helping clients deal with complex multinational captive programmes. Mr Beard has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience and is…

AIG appoints CEO international general insurance, and chairman of AIG Risk Management

AIG appoints CEO international general insurance, and chairman of AIG Risk Management

AIG appoints CEO international general insurance, and chairman of AIG Risk Management

American International Group (AIG) has appointed Chris Townsend as chief executive officer, international general insurance. He will lead the international operations of AIG’s general insurance business, in this newly created role. He is expected to join the company in the first quarter of 2018. He will have responsibility for executing AIG’s general insurance business growth strategy and building on the…

New CEO for Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group

New CEO for Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group

New CEO for Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group

Hamilton Insurance Group has appointed Pina Albo as its new CEO. She will join Hamilton from Munich Re on 1 February, 2018. She will succeed interim group CEO David Brown, who has held the position while a search was undertaken for a permanent replacement following Brian Duperreault’s departure in May this year. “It’s an honour to be joining Hamilton,” said…

DAC Beachcroft appoints partner in global practice

DAC Beachcroft appoints partner in global practice

DAC Beachcroft appoints partner in global practice

Law firm DAC Beachcroft has appointed Matthew Olorenshaw as a partner in its global insurance practice and specialist in construction and engineering-related disputes. Mr Olorenshaw joins from DWF LLP, where he was also a partner. Mr Olorenshaw has advised major insurers on defending complex claims against construction professionals, in particular architects, engineers, design and build contractors, and specialist building consultants.…

Marsh appoints president of Marsh Captive Solutions

Marsh appoints president of Marsh Captive Solutions

Marsh appoints president of Marsh Captive Solutions

Ellen Charnley has been appointed as president of Marsh Captive Solutions, which manages more than 1,200 captives in 44 domiciles worldwide. She has more than 20 years of captive industry experience, and most recently served as the global sales leader of Marsh Captive Solutions and other consulting businesses within Marsh. Prior to that, she was responsible for Marsh’s West Zone…

Argo Group appoints chief underwriting officer for international business

Argo Group appoints chief underwriting officer for international business

Argo Group appoints chief underwriting officer for international business

Steve Eccles has been appointed as chief underwriting officer for the international business of Argo Group International Holdings, subject to regulatory approval. Mr Eccles has more than 30 years’ industry experience and joins Argo from Travelers Insurance, where he served as the active underwriter of syndicate 5000 and a director on both the Travelers Insurance Company Limited and Travelers Syndicate…

Liberty Specialty Markets focuses its Latin American treaty reinsurance strategy

Liberty Specialty Markets focuses its Latin American treaty reinsurance strategy

Liberty Specialty Markets focuses its Latin American treaty reinsurance strategy

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has promoted José Ernesto Ospina to the newly-created role of LatAm reinsurance regional manager, as it refines its strategy for its Latin American treaty reinsurance operation. LSM, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, said it will increase focus, alignment and efficiency in a number of specific lines and territories. It will place the focus of its treaty…

XL Catlin Iberia expands into political risk

XL Catlin Iberia expands into political risk

XL Catlin Iberia expands into political risk

XL Catlin’s Iberia operation will begin underwriting political risk insurance after appointing Santiago Herrero as head of political risk, credit and bond for the region. Mr Herrero will be based in Madrid and will report to Dan Riordan, XL Catlin’s global head of political risk. José Ramón Morales, XL Catlin’s country manager for Iberia, said: “Emerging economies are going through…

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