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EC News (2 December 2021)

  • Publish Date: Posted 9 months ago
  • Author:by Alan Jarque

Round-up of the weekly news and developments from the global (re)insurance market with stories from Hiscox, Canopius, MS AUL and more.

Hiscox appoints Steven Pearsall as D&O line underwriter

Specialist global insurer, Hiscox has announced the appointment of Steven Pearsall as D&O line underwriter within its London Market business. He will be based in London and lead a team of five underwriters, with a key focus on US risks and certain international D&O. Read More

Fail to plan, plan to fail

The world has shifted on its axis in the past two years. Megamergers have collapsed, customer needs have shifted, systemic threats are looming and ESG is the industry's new rallying cry. Within the insurance and reinsurance industry, much is on the change agenda and margins for error have never been tighter. Read More

Canopius names Lindsay Astor chief of staff & head of strategic development

Global specialty (re)insurer, Canopius announce the appointment of Lindsay Astor to the newly created role of chief of staff and head of strategic development, effective immediately. Astor will lead, coordinate and participate in the executive of strategic initiative and become and member of the Canopius executive committee. Read More

Amir Sethu joins MS AUL as head of sustainability & ESG

MS Amlin Underwriting Limited, the Lloyd’s global specialty (re)insurer announce the appointment of Amir Sethu to the newly created role of head of sustainability and ESG. Joining the business later this month he will be responsible for the continued development and implementation of MS AUL’s ESG strategy and will report to Martyn Rodden, director of strategy and transformation. Read More

Amwins Global Risks adds Tom Graham as director of casualty division

Amwins Global Risks, the international arm of global specialty insurance broker Amwins has appointed Tom Graham as director of the casualty division. In his new role, he will focus on casualty business coming from the US, Canada and Australia, developing and running his team within Amwins Global Risks’ Professional & Financial Risks division. Read More

Tom Wakefield names as Gallagher Re’s new CEO

Gallagher Re, the reinsurance division of the global brokerage names Tom Wakefield as their new chief executive officer, taking over from Simon Behagg, who will transition to the role of managing director of Gallagher Re. Wakefield is set to join the Gallagher UK executive team, and will report to Simon Matson, CEO of Gallagher’s broking and underwriting businesses in Europe, Middle East & Asia. Read More