Markel International has appointed Anne Whitaker as non-executive director.
CNA Financial, a commercial insurance writer, has appointed Sheila Chapman as vice president of reinsurance placements.
Allied World Europe has launched a new Marine insurance line of business. Bart Grefe has been appointed vice president, marine underwriting manager, to lead the team.
Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development centre of excellence at Aon Benfield, has launched a tool to understand the financial impact of riots by developing an analysis of the threat within Indonesia.
Endurance Specialty Holdings has appointed Douglas Worman as executive vice president and chief executive officer of US Insurance.
TransRe has received a license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore for its fifth office in the region, joining Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo.
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT) has invested in a significant shareholding in Insure Direct (Brokers), a Dubai-based insurance broker and employee benefits advisor.
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT) has formally launched JLT Towers Re, following its acquisition of Towers Watson's reinsurance broking business.
Non-life insurers in the UK and Western Europe remain on course to post strong overall performances in 2013, despite the windstorm of October 28. However, smaller, regionally focused German companies may incur underwriting losses for the year from an accumulation of natural catastrophes.
Aon Risk Solutions and XL Insurance (Bermuda), XL Group's Bermuda insurance, have launched a new stand-alone integrated occurrence product for the healthcare industry called Catastrophic Integrated Occurrence or CAT IO.