The 2014 Brokerslink Global Conference, set to take place in Venice, Italy, on October 9 and 10, will focus on creating a unique broking alternative aimed at fuelling growth in emerging markets and delivering increasingly complex risk solutions for global clients.
Atrium Syndicate 609 has appointed James Weigall as head of aviation underwriting.
Direct Line Insurance Group has appointed Sebastian James to the board as a non-executive director.
Ironshore has expanded its capabilities for architects and engineers, offering project specific policies for contractor design firms.
Munich Re has centralised responsibility for its marine business and appointed John Wilkinson as chief executive of Munich Re’s Global Marine Partnership.
Willis Ireland, part of Willis Group, has acquired a range of Irish pension and financial advisory businesses from IFG Group.
Willis Re, the North American reinsurance operation of Willis Group, has appointed two former Guy Carpenter executives to senior positions.
Continental Reinsurance, Africa’s largest private reinsurer outside of South Africa, saw a fall in profits for the second quarter of 2014 driven by an adverse claims environment.
Canopius Group, the specialty re/insurance platform of NKSJ, has appointed Alan Law as regional casualty underwriter for its Singapore platform.
Insured losses from disasters in the first half of 2014 were much lower than the 10 year average, according to Swiss Re’s latest report.