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The Hilb Group strengthens transportation practice with acquisition of Campisano Insurance Agency

16 October, 2019 - 14:39
Insurance agency The Hilb Group (THG) has acquired New Jersey-based LCIA, Inc. DBA Campisano Insurance Agency (LCIA).

The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company appoints Teresa Fitzgerald new managing partner of Lakeshore Wealth Strategies

16 October, 2019 - 14:37
The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company (Penn Mutual) has appointed Teresa Fitzgerald as the new managing partner of Lakeshore Wealth Strategies, its Chicago agency.

Life Insurance Settlement Association to encourage legislation that protects consumer right to sell life insurance policy

16 October, 2019 - 14:35
The Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA), the oldest and largest trade association representing members of the life settlement industry, rolled out an aggressive strategy for encouraging legislation that protects a consumer’s right to sell a life insurance policy at its 25th Annual Fall Life Settlement & Compliance Conference this week. It also announced its new board of directors.

Ryan Specialty completes acquisition of The Suitelife

16 October, 2019 - 10:43
Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) has acquired the assets and operations of The Suitelife, from Venture Insurance Programs.

Great American Insurance Group launches streamlined cyber product for small and medium-sized businesses

16 October, 2019 - 10:42
Property and casualty insurer Great American Insurance Group has launched a new admitted cyber risk insurance product, the Risk e-Business Cyber Loss & Liability Insurance Policy. With two insuring agreements and only 13 exclusions, it aims to make cyber coverage simple.

Cowbell Cyber appoints David Miles and Varun Badhwar to board

16 October, 2019 - 10:29
Cowbell Cyber, a start-up focused on artificial intelligence (AI)-powered cyber insurance for small to mid-sized enterprises, has appointed David Miles, co-founder and managing partner at ManchesterStory Group and Varun Badhwar, senior vice president of products, Prisma cloud, at Palo Alto Networks, to its board of directors.

IAT Insurance Group enters management liability market

16 October, 2019 - 10:29
IAT Insurance Group, a provider of specialty property and casualty products, is expanding its product offerings with the formation of a new management liability business unit. It will be led by John Passaro who brings more than 28 years of experience in the insurance industry, including extensive experience with management and professional lines.

Marine insurer North makes multiple leadership appointments to boost service

16 October, 2019 - 10:24
Global marine insurer North has made a number of appointments to strengthen and clarify its service to members and brokers.

The Hartford launches digitally-streamlined small business owner’s policy

16 October, 2019 - 09:58
The Hartford, a US specialist in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds, has launched the next generation of its Spectrum business owner’s policy (BOP) that delivers tailored insurance coverage recommendations, real-time, transparent pricing and simplified coverage explanations.

RenaissanceRe estimates $155 million negative impact from 2019 Q3 cat events

16 October, 2019 - 09:57
RenaissanceRe Holdings, a global provider of reinsurance and insurance, estimates that losses from third quarter 2019 catastrophe events will have a net negative impact of approximately $155 million on its third quarter 2019 results of operations.

Munich Re offers auto-underwriting expertise to the mid-tier insurance market

16 October, 2019 - 09:39
Munich Re is offering auto-underwriting expertise and software that it claims can save mid-tier insurers time and money.

Mapfre included in key Socially Responsible Investment list

16 October, 2019 - 09:18
The asset management arm of Spanish insurer Mapfre has been included in a list of companies regarded as the most committed to Socially Responsible Investment (SRI).

Blockchain insurtech B3i’s Cat XoL Product launches ahead of year-end renewals

16 October, 2019 - 09:17
Blockchain insurance start-up B3i has released the latest version of its property catastrophe excess of loss reinsurance application and successfully deployed it to production environments ahead of year-end renewals.

Nephila Capital relaunches brand with new website and logo

16 October, 2019 - 09:16
Catastrophe investment manager Nephila Capital has rebranded with a new logo, website, and brand identity.

Expanding on all fronts

16 October, 2019 - 09:06
RSG Transactional Risks Europe is the new brand for RSG’s successful transactional risk insurance business which has recently opened an office in continental Europe. Here, its business leaders discuss their strategy to expand its reach and product range with Intelligent Insurer.

Argo rejects Voce’s latest attack to highlight governance and compensation review

15 October, 2019 - 15:45
Argo has reiterated its decision to conduct a review of governance and compensation matters, run by independent directors, in response to activist investor Voce’s latest criticism of the firm.

AXA teams up with space agency for affordable healthcare

15 October, 2019 - 15:12
AXA has teamed up with the European Space Agency (ESA) to help people in emerging countries access gain access to healthcare.

US imposing sanctions on Turkey a headache for insurers

15 October, 2019 - 15:00
The United States imposing further sanctions on Turkey creates difficulties for insurers, who may struggle with some of the complexities involved.

RKH Specialty poaches two new hires from Marsh for aviation team

15 October, 2019 - 13:44
RKH Specialty has hired Jason Humphreys and Alex Robinson to add to its specialist aviation team in London as part of its ongoing expansion in aviation. Humphreys will join in February, with Robinson joining a month later once they have discharged their obligations under current contracts at Marsh.

Health insurance premiums on the rise in 97 countries: broker Pacific Prime

15 October, 2019 - 13:29
A global study conducted by Hong Kong-headquartered insurance brokerage Pacific Prime found that 97 countries witnessed increases in average international health insurance premiums for both individuals and families.

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