Willis North America has appointed Brian Murphy and Hiromoto Ushiki as North American Practice co-leaders of the Japan Global Practice Group. They together assume the position previously held by Junji Hamada who retired in April 2013.
The Florida Municipal Insurance Trust (FMIT) has completed a $20 million three year catastrophe bond, called Sunshine Re 2013-1 that covers Florida named windstorms on a per-occurrence basis.
Q-Re has released details of its new management team, led by chief executive Gunther Saacke, and the positions they will hold.
Endurance Specialty Holdings has appointed Gary Tully as executive vice president and head of the company's Contract Binding Operations insurance unit.
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.