Alexander Ankel has been appointed as regional CEO of Asia for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), Allianz SE’s dedicated brand for corporate and specialty insurance customers.
Argo International, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, has appointed David Harris as managing director of Syndicate 1200 at Lloyd’s. Harris succeeds Jeff Radke who has been appointed to a group-wide operations role.
Daniel Tatam has joined Barbican Group Holdings as UK property and casualty underwriter.
Towers Watson, the global professional services company, has named Michael Murphy as managing director of its Risk Consulting and Software (RCS) business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Endurance Specialty Holdings has appointed Christopher Smith as a senior vice president with responsibility for building and leading a new Ocean Marine insurance unit writing bluewater hull, brownwater hull, marine liability and cargo coverage.
The Reinsurance Association of America (RAA) has appointed Tad Walker, president and chief executive officer of PartnerRe North America, as the chair of its board of directors.
Through a binder relationship with Cobalt, an underwriting agency specifically created to provide Shariah compliant commercial insurance and reinsurance products, XL Group has assigned a team of underwriters to focus on this rapidly growing market.
Aon Benfield has today launched a specialist team to address client challenges in the construction and engineering sector.
The catastrophe bond market remains on course to potentially enjoy its most prolific year ever, despite apparent low levels of issuance in the first quarter.
The growing use of international sanctions is increasingly hindering global insurers and reinsurers which must tread increasingly carefully when navigating what has become a complex web of rules and regulations around this issue.