Lloyd’s Apollo Syndicate 1969 is planning to add aviation as a class of business and participate in ANV Syndicate’s planned consortia.
XL Group has hired Lourdes Valencia from Munich Re as a senior casualty underwriter in its insurance operation in Mexico.
State Insurance, a New Zealand subsidiary of Insurance Australia Group (IAG), is consulting with employees on proposals that could see the closure of the bulk of its branch network.
Helios Underwriting, which provides investors with a limited liability direct investment into the Lloyd's insurance market, has posted a strong set of results for the first half of 2014.
Insurance law firm Berrymans Lace Mawer (BLM) is to combine with risk and insurance law firm Campbell Fitzpatrick Solicitors (CFS), which has offices in Belfast, Londonderry and a presence in Dublin.
Liberty Mutual Insurance (LMI), the commercial lines division of Liberty Specialty Markets, has appointed Natalie Briggs and Ian Floyd to boost its claims service nationally.
Tom Bolt, the director of performance management at Lloyd’s, was voted the Re/insurance Leader of the Year in Intelligent Insurer’s annual global reinsurance industry awards based on a comprehensive survey of senior industry executives globally.
Greenlight Capital Re, the specialist property and casualty reinsurer based in the Cayman Islands and Ireland, has hired two into its underwriting team.
Richard Williams, MSIG chief information officer, has called on the industry to urgently address the profound effects the digital economy is starting to have on insurance.
The AA, the UK's largest breakdown service, has appointed Andrew Blowers as a non-executive director.