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Swiss Re helps launch Bangladesh flood index

Asia Pacific21-08-2013Insurance News, Reinsurance News

Swiss Re has helped structure an innovative flood index insurance product that will cover almost 2,000 poor families living in the Char areas of the Sirajganj district of Bangladesh.

Flood losses dominate first half cat events

Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MENA, North America21-08-2013Insurance News

According to preliminary estimates by sigma, the research arm of Swiss Re, insured losses globally from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters amounted to some $20 billion in the first half of 2013 with flooding being the biggest contributor to these losses.

Data breaches greater risk than natural disasters

21-08-2013Insurance News, Specialty

Companies now rank cyber security risks as greater than natural disasters and other major business risks according to a new study by Experian Data Breach Resolution and the Ponemon Institute.

Catalina acquires ASRe; Tower reviews reserves

Bermuda, North America21-08-2013Reinsurance News

Run-off specialist Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) will now acquire American Safety Reinsurance (ASRe), a Bermuda subsidiary of American Safety Holdings, which is itself merging with financial services holding company Fairfax Financial Holdings, displacing Tower Group International on the deal.

Xuber strengthens US team

North America20-08-2013Insurance News

Xuber, Xchanging’s insurance software business, has appointed two senior members to its US team.

DUAL appoints senior underwriter

Europe20-08-2013Insurance News

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, has appointed Damian Crowe, who joins the financial institutions division in London as a senior underwriter.

Equinox Global team expands internationally

Europe, North America20-08-2013Insurance News

Equinox Global, the Lloyd’s cover holder specialising in trade credit insurance, has announced Joe McNamara as vice president – Credit and Political Risk, at Equinox Global in New York and Dagmar Böhning as underwriting manager, at Equinox Global in Hamburg, Germany.

Markel appoints managing director, Asia

Asia Pacific, Singapore19-08-2013Insurance News

Specialist insurer, Markel has appointed Matthew Cannock as managing director of Markel International in Singapore. Cannock will replace Peter Phillips, who has led Markel’s operations in Asia Pacific since 2007.

BMS appoints group chief executive officer

Europe, North America19-08-2013Insurance News

BMS Associates has appointed Dane Douetil as its new group chief executive officer.

Endurance hires specialist from CNA

North America16-08-2013Reinsurance News, Specialty

Endurance Specialty Holdings has hired Stuart Pattison to lead its US law firm practice. He joins from CNA Insurance where, from 2000 to 2013, he served as both an underwriter and as the leader of CNA’s large law firm group.

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