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MS Amlin hires RSA marine expert Vogiatzidou for Dubai operations

17 June, 2019 - 12:52
Re/insurer MS Amlin has appointed Mary Vogiatzidou as senior marine underwriter in its Dubai operations.

Brazilian reinsurers Austral Re and Terra Brasis Re to merge

17 June, 2019 - 10:54
Brazilian reinsurers Austral Re and Terra Brasis Re have signed an investment agreement to merge their operations in order to create the second-largest domestic reinsurer in the vast South American country.

Lloyd’s Asia, Antares launch IP insurance initiative in Singapore

17 June, 2019 - 10:49
Specialist insurance market Lloyd’s Asia and managing agent Antares have teamed up with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) to launch an initiative to support innovative enterprises as they enter global markets.

Helios to buy Lloyd's Nameco for £2m; raises £1.15m through placing of shares

17 June, 2019 - 09:56
Lloyd's private capacity provider Helios Underwriting has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Nameco 1113, a limited liability member of Lloyd’s, from its owner Nigel Hanbury for just over £2 million.

Enstar appoints XL Catlin's Myron Hendry to board

17 June, 2019 - 09:33
Bermuda-based re/insurer and run-off specialist Enstar Group has appointed Myron Hendry to its board as a class II director, effective July 1.

EC3 Brokers creates new treaty leadership role in Dubai for Munich Re's Calfa

17 June, 2019 - 09:27
EC3 Brokers MEA has appointed Serge Calfa to the newly-created role of regional director of treaty. Based in Dubai, Calfa joins from Munich Re.

Sedgwick names Wayne Cheng as chief operations officer for Asia

17 June, 2019 - 09:13
Technology-driven risk solutions provider Sedgwick has named Wayne Cheng its new chief operations officer (COO) for Asia.

Swiss Re subsidiary ReAssure confirms IPO, expects LSE listing in July

14 June, 2019 - 11:22
ReAssure, a subsidiary of Swiss Re, has confirmed plans to undertake its initial public offering as per its announcement on the 7 June 2019.

Legacy firm Compre signs trio of acquisitions as part of run-off deal

14 June, 2019 - 10:58
Re/insurance legacy specialist Compre has made three acquisitions to “consolidate a complex legacy London Market pool”, involving Basler Versicherung AG (Baloise), Helvetia Swiss Insurance Company (Helvetia), and an undisclosed European insurance group.

Aon hires Phelps in Enterprise Client Group expansion

14 June, 2019 - 10:29
Global professional services firm Aon has hired Richard Phelps as an Enterprise Client Group leader as part of expansion plans. He will report to Jim Herbert, co-global head of the company’s Enterprise Client Group.

Marine insurers face ‘cocktail of risk’ after Gulf of Oman tanker attacks

14 June, 2019 - 10:04
Attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday will force insurance underwriters to scrutinise voyages more closely with premium increases for vessels in the region a “near certainty”, an industry expert has said.

Brexit a "sideshow" amid rising political risk in London market: Richard Dearlove

13 June, 2019 - 15:36
Ascot's non-executive chairman Richard Dearlove believes Brexit is “a sideshow” and is likely to have a minimal impact on the London re/insurance market.

Insurance start-up Sure nabs $12.5m Series B from WR Berkley

13 June, 2019 - 15:09
New York-based insurance start-up Sure has raised an additional $12.5 million in a Series B funding round led by WR Berkley Corporation, bringing its total financing to $23.1 million.

Allianz reshuffles AGCS aviation & marine leadership following departures

13 June, 2019 - 14:03
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has reorganised its aviation and marine management team, in a move it hopes will drive growth and profitability in its specialty business.

Chaucer taps TransRe A&H treaty underwriter to build London capabilities

13 June, 2019 - 13:40
Specialty re/insurer Chaucer has appointed Sarfraz Pivano as accident & health treaty underwriter in the reinsurance division.

Legal & General unveils first blockchain reinsurance platform using Amazon

13 June, 2019 - 11:10
UK insurer Legal & General Group has developed what it claims to be the "first pension risk transfer execution platform driven by blockchain technology" using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Lloyd’s Neal says market must ‘seize once in a generation chance to change’

13 June, 2019 - 10:59
Lloyd’s of London CEO John Neal said the market needs to seize a once in a generation opportunity to digitise and innovate or risk becoming irrelevant.

Insurtech Hi Marley attracts $8.7m Series A funding for AI-powered platform

13 June, 2019 - 10:34
Massachusetts-based insurtech firm Hi Marley has secured $8.7 million Series A funding from early stage venture capital firm True Ventures, with participation from Underscore VC.

SCOR Global Life bolsters France leadership in expansion move

13 June, 2019 - 10:24
French reinsurer SCOR's international life and health subsidiary SCOR Global Life has made three new appointments to strengthen its position in the French market.

UK insurech Inzura secures £1m funding from industry leaders

13 June, 2019 - 10:16
UK-based insurtech firm Inzura.ai has raised a further £1 million in a pre-A funding from insurance industry leaders, following a seed investment round in early 2018 and growth in the UK and South East Asian markets.

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