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EC News (19 January 2023)

  • Publish Date: Posted 18 days ago
  • Author:by Sheridan Muir

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Round-up of the weekly news and developments from the global (re)insurance market with stories from Sompo International, Liberty Specialty Markets, Miller and more.​

Sompo International opens first regional office in the UK

Specialty (re)insurer Sompo International has announced the opening of its new regional office in Birmingham, England, its first in the UK outside of London. The new office will be led by Matt Cullen, VP Retail Property and Kevin Green, VP Retail Casualty. Read More

Liberty Specialty Markets names Melanie O’Neill CUO in London

Liberty Specialty Markets, part of Liberty Mutual Group, has announced the promotion of Melanie O’Neill to the role of chief underwriting officer, effective immediately. Based in London, she will be responsible for setting and delivering the underwriting strategy and annual underwriting plan for LSM’s London-based Commercial and Specialty business. Read More

Miller appoints Claire Connolly as head of M&A

Independent specialty (re)insurance broker, Miller has named Claire Connolly as head of M&A to support the firm’s continued investment in growth. Connolly will report to Ben Speers, chief corporate and legal affairs officer. Read More

Velina Peneva will succeed Guido Fürer as CIO at Swiss Re

Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Velina Peneva as group chief investment officer and member of the group executive committee, effective 1 April 2023. Peneva will succeed Guido Fürer following his retirement after 25 years at Swiss Re. Read More

Convex promotes Brian Bissett to Group CFO

International specialty (re)insurer Convex has promoted Brian Bissett to group chief finance officer, effectively immediately. Based in London, Bissett will report to Paul Brand, CEO of Convex Group Limited. Read More

Frederico Casini joins Howden Italy as CEO

International insurance broker, Howden, has announced the appointment of Federico Casini as CEO, Howden Italy. Casini brings more than 30 years of insurance industry experience and joins from Aon SpA where he spent the last 17 years, most recently serving as executive chairman. Read More