Specialist insurer, Markel International, has appointed Myles Sunley as deputy claims manager for marine, where he will report to claims manager Kevin Phillips.
Rating agency Moody's has appointed a dedicated insurance analytic team in its Dubai office following continued and further predicted ratings growth in the area.
AllianceBernstein, the investment management firm, has appointed Etienne Rougier and Erik Vynckier as chief operating officer (COO) for insurance in EMEA and senior portfolio manager insurance respectively, focusing on specialist solutions for insurance clients. Both will be based in London and will report to Tim Ryan, chairman & CEO.
Marine insurer, Skuld, has appointed Andrew Lane as class underwriter for cargo and Kevin Campbell as underwriter for Skuld’s subsea and offshore operations in addition to his current risk manager role at Skuld Offshore.
XL Group has added a crisis management team to provide corporate clients in the US with product recall, war, terrorism and political violence, kidnap, ransom, and extortion insurance.
Willis Group Holdings has appointed Les Collett to establish a financial solutions office in Hong Kong.
Ironshore has appointed Aileen Marchese as senior vice president of the Northeast Region, to be based in New York. Marchese will be responsible for the management, oversight and operational execution of Ironshore’s business development strategies within the regional area, reporting to Joseph Boren, president of US field operations.
XL Group has appointed Louise Dennerstahl to head up its International Professional insurance business, which covers the markets in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Based in London, she will report to Bernard Horovitz, chief executive of XL Group’s Global Professional business.
Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development centre, Impact Forecasting, has launched the first catastrophe model for the East Africa region.
Guy Carpenter & Company has made a major strategic investment in a new venture designed to help develop business in Greece, Cyprus and adjacent countries.