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ArgoGlobal, a Lloyd’s insurer and Argo Group member, hires Helen Donegan

1 April, 2019 - 10:21
Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, ArgoGlobal, has secured Helen Donegan as head of operations – Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Beazley hires Ulrich Schaller to ‘grow footprint’ of specialist insurance in Germany

1 April, 2019 - 10:17
Specialist insurer Beazley has appointed a new lead to develop the business in Germany from 1 April 2019.

SCOR merges global life and P&C businesses into SCOR SE

1 April, 2019 - 09:47
SCOR has merged its Global Life SE and Global P&C SE businesses into SCOR SE as part of a three year strategic plan.

ILS market faces natural pause in pipeline

29 March, 2019 - 14:35
The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is facing a possible brief doldrum in 2019, before reviving in the second half of the year, according to Paul Schultz, chief executive of Aon Securities.

AM Best sees ‘negative outlook’ for 2019 UK non-life insurance market

29 March, 2019 - 11:08
AM Best has maintained a “negative outlook” for the UK non-life insurance market as it is buffeted by economic and political uncertainty caused largely by Brexit.

Marsh names new CEO of Jelf as Barton leaves to 'pursue other opportunities'

29 March, 2019 - 10:36
Broker Marsh has appointed Anthony Gruppo as new chief executive officer (CEO) of Jelf and leader of its wider UK & Ireland commercial and consumer client segment.

The Hartford unveils new global insurer network

29 March, 2019 - 10:23
US-based property/casualty insurer The Hartford has launched a new directly-managed network of insurance partners, backed by a global technology platform, to enhance its multinational capabilities.

Markel moves insurance business from London to Munich ahead of Brexit

29 March, 2019 - 10:17
Specialist insurer Markel International has moved its European insurance business from London-based company, Markel International Insurance Company, to its Munich-based company, Markel Insurance SE (MISE) ahead of UK plans to leave the European Union.

Investor Voce slams Argo for ‘invalid’ board appointments

29 March, 2019 - 09:59
In an ongoing dispute, Voce Capital Management, a shareholder of Argo Group, has questioned the legality of the re/insurer's appointment of two independent board directors.

Advent, Canopius-backed UK insurtech Kinsu shuts down

29 March, 2019 - 09:44
London-based insurtech Kinsu, which provided insurance for laptop, phones, bicycles, and other home contents, has announced that it is exiting the market "after an awesome year of fundraising".

Boeing 737 Max software fix confirmed as Munich Re assesses exposure

28 March, 2019 - 15:36
As US aircraft manufacturer Boeing announced software upgrades to its 737 Max planes, it remained unclear how far this fix could mitigate the potential losses for the global insurance industry.

Fannie Mae completes $11.7bn multifamily mortgage risk transaction

28 March, 2019 - 14:43
Fannie Mae, the US government-backed financial institution that provides liquidity to the US mortgage markets by buying mortgages from lenders, has completed a multi-tranche credit insurance risk transfer (CIRT) transaction that covers a pool of $11.7 billion of multifamily loans.

Munich Re, XL Catlin-backed insurtech Slice launches new AI-powered tool to predict risk

28 March, 2019 - 14:42
US-based insurtech platform Slice Labs has launched a new business unit, called Slice Mind, that combines artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and behavioural psychology to predict insurance risk and make recommendations.

HDI Global launches new Asia Pacific aviation unit with QBE hire

28 March, 2019 - 13:28
HDI Global Specialty SE, a new specialty lines insurer created from merging the specialty lines activities of Hannover Re and HDI Global, has launched a new general aviation operation in Australia.

CCR Re sets up France-domiciled sidecar 157 Re to access new ILS investors

28 March, 2019 - 11:07
Medium sized reinsurer CCR Re has set up 157 Re, a sidecar vehicle, which it said is the first to be domiciled in France, to give it access to new ILS investors.

Hyperion appoints Rebecca Scott as new group COO

28 March, 2019 - 11:03
Intermediary Hyperion Insurance Group, which owns MGA DUAL, retail broker Howden and specialty broker RKH, has appointed Rebecca Scott as new group chief operating officer (COO).

Centene to buy WellCare in $17.3bn US healthcare deal

28 March, 2019 - 10:35
Centene Corporation and WellCare, two big players in the US government-sponsored health insurance programme, have announced that they are merging in a deal worth $17.3 billion.

Monument Re acquires Ireland-based Inora Life from Societe Generale

28 March, 2019 - 10:06
Bermuda-based reinsurer Monument Re has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Inora Life DAC from French financial services company Societe Generale.

Aon hires new EMEA chair for M&A and transaction solutions business from Marsh

28 March, 2019 - 09:54
Re/insurance broker Aon has appointed Edwin Charnaud as EMEA chairman for its M&A and transaction solutions business.

Markel appoints new strategy director for Asia in growth move

28 March, 2019 - 09:32
Specialist insurer Markel International has appointed Christian Stobbs as strategy director for Asia.

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