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French reinsurer CCR Re enjoys 16% increase in GWP in first half of 2019

3 September, 2019 - 15:07
French government backed reinsurer CCR Re enjoyed strong growth driven by new business and met its strategic targets in the first half of 2019, improving gross written premiums by 16 percent year on year.

BGC hires managing partner for US aviation and aerospace from JLT Specialty

3 September, 2019 - 14:59
BGC Insurance Group (BGCI), a division of global brokerage firm BGC Partners, has appointed Bruce Fine to join its new global aviation and space re/insurance brokerage as the managing partner for US aviation and aerospace.

Pioneer Underwriters names Hazel Beveridge as new chief actuary

3 September, 2019 - 14:50
Pioneer Underwriters has appointed Hazel Beveridge as chief actuary. She will report to Andrew McMellin, CEO of Pioneer and will join the company's executive committee.

Chaucer appoints new head of Copenhagen as Gero Michel steps down

3 September, 2019 - 14:41
Specialty re/insurer Chaucer has appointed Johnny Bøgelund as the new head of Chaucer Copenhagen, replacing Gero Michel who has stepped down from the role.

Liberty Mutual Re promotes Alice Blake to build Bermuda financial risks reinsurance

3 September, 2019 - 13:56
Liberty Mutual Re (LM Re), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has promoted Alice Blake to the role of a senior underwriter – financial risks reinsurance.

Moody's Investors Service: cyber growth, risks and profits

3 September, 2019 - 13:14
Cyber insurance started small but is growing strongly and quickly, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. Intelligent Insurer investigates.

Guy Carpenter & CyberCube: research on improving cyber cat data

3 September, 2019 - 12:17
The inexorable spread of the digital economy is fundamentally changing the nature of risk, presenting unique opportunities—and challenges—to the re/insurance industry. How the industry responds to the rapid pace of technological change is crucial to its long-term relevance and growth.

UBS says Dorian losses likely to be at mid or lower end of $5-40bn

3 September, 2019 - 11:31
Insurers’ losses for Hurricane Dorian may come in at about $25 billion, say industry analysts at investment bank UBS.

Lockton hires Simon Gilliat to lead international benefits strategy

3 September, 2019 - 10:57
Broker Lockton has appointed Simon Gilliat to drive the company’s international benefits strategy, leading teams in the UK, Asia, Latin America and MENA.

Convex selects Clearwater to automate investment operations, support 'robust' growth plans

3 September, 2019 - 10:46
Stephen Catlin and Paul Brand's newly launched specialty re/insurer Convex Group has partnered with Clearwater as a provider of cloud-based solution and services for investment accounting, reporting and other data services.

Cyber insurance: sizing up the global market

3 September, 2019 - 10:19
The cyber insurance market has been growing steadily, but how big is it now and what is driving growth in this segment? Intelligent Insurer reports.

Cyber and terror: Key threats for re/insurers in 2019 - Banana Skins report

3 September, 2019 - 10:07
Re/insurers see cyber and technology risks as the biggest threats they face in the next few years, but with technology rapidly advancing will insurers rise to the challenge? Intelligent Insurer reports on the latest Insurance Banana Skins survey.

Liberty Mutual Re looks to Guy Carpenter MD to lead Northern Europe

3 September, 2019 - 09:46
Liberty Mutual Re (LM Re), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Hans van Oort to the newly created role of head of Northern Europe.

Former Tokio Millennium Re CEO Stephan Ruoff joins Schroder as deputy head of ILS unit

3 September, 2019 - 09:33
Asset management group Schroder has hired Stephan Ruoff, most recently group CEO of Tokio Millennium Re, as deputy head of its new ILS management unit Schroder Secquaero.

Chubb bolsters accident and health for consumer lines in Continental Europe with AIG hire

3 September, 2019 - 09:26
Insurer Chubb has appointed Dónal Corcoran as regional vice president of consumer lines for accident and health, Continental Europe.

VIG Re: how reinsurers get ahead in continental Europe

3 September, 2019 - 09:17
Two years after VIG Re made the move into Continental Europe, its growth is 
ahead of expectations as clients who are appreciative of its values, expertise 
and ethos allow the company to get ahead of the pack to work with them. 
Intelligent Insurer spoke to chief executive Johannes Martin Hartmann.

AM Re Shevawn Barder: hardening rates and opportuny

3 September, 2019 - 09:04
Improving rates in the US primary insurance P&C market mean opportunities for quota share reinsurers to review and reduce their cede commissions to align them to achieve profitable results, Shevawn Barder of AM Re tells Intelligent Insurer.

Capacity for credit and political risk insurance close to all-time high, says broker Gallagher

2 September, 2019 - 15:51
Capacity is close to a record high in the credit and political risk commercial insurance market, which remains open to underwriting opportunity.

Ryan Specialty Group rebrands transactional risk managing general underwriter

2 September, 2019 - 15:16
Ryan Specialty Group Europe has rebranded its transactional risk managing general underwriter, Hunter George & Partners, as RSG Transactional Risks Europe.

Chaucer MENA makes key hire from Talbot to drive growth strategy

2 September, 2019 - 15:10
Specialty re/insurer has appointed Noufal Manzil as class underwriter in its property team in Dubai to support the company's growth plans in the MENA region.


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