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Endurance Appoints Housley as Global Property Insurance Leader

Bermuda-based Endurance Specialty Holdings has announced that Richard Housley has joined the company this week as Executive Vice President and Global Practice Leader for Property Insurance. He has extensive experience in property insurance markets where he has held various underwriting …

Report: Former EU Banker Urges Reactivate Securitization to Enhance Credit

Jacques de Larosiere says he is an isolated and modest man. Yet the 84-year-old former head of the International Monetary Fund is one of the most influential voices in European and global finance. An eminence grise as respected among France’s …

El Nino Seen Starting by July as UN Highlights Risk to Rice

An El Nino will probably start as soon as July, according to the Australian government forecaster, adding to predictions for the event that can affect weather patterns worldwide and roil farm-commodity prices. All the climate models surveyed indicated that an …

How Millennials View the Job Market

Briana Tony hasn’t graduated from college yet, and she’s already frustrated with the job market. She’s been through four jobs and said she moved on from each because of a lack of respect and poor upward mobility. “Our generation isn’t …

Florida Constitutional Amendment on Medical Malpractice Caps Urged

Following a Florida Supreme Court decision that struck down caps on certain awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, the members of a 2002 task force that supported those caps are calling for a constitutional amendment that would place the caps on …

Kentucky Court Clarifies Religious Exemption from Labor Laws

Religious institutions in Kentucky may hire and fire people from strictly ecclesiastical jobs as they see fit, but could face legal action if an employment contract is involved, the Kentucky Supreme Court recently ruled. In two decisions, the justices reinstated …

California Water Authority Mum Over Possible Loss of Insurance

The battle over a California water district’s insurance coverage has been a bit chilly the last few days. The Central Basin Municipal Water District hasn’t done much to head off threats by the Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers …

Sce joins Sullivan Brokers in Southern California

Sullivan Brokers Wholesale Insurance Solutions named Jim Sce to the firm’s casualty practice group as vice president. Sce will work in the Los Angeles, Calif. office. Sce has expertise in construction classes, as well as experience in all casualty lines …

Employers in Nevada Names Hallman EVP, Chief Information Officer

Reno, Nev.-based Employers Holdings Inc. named Richard P. Hallman executive vice president and chief information officer. He will oversee overseeing all of Employers’ information technology departments. Hallman previously served as senior vice president and chief information officer, a position he …

Lockton Launches Gaming, Entertainment and Sports Practice in California

Lockton has launched a gaming, entertainment and sports practice to be based in Irvine, Calif. The group is part of Lockton’s Pacific operations and it integrates multiple vertical markets. Lockton’s gaming, entertainment and sports practice provides a range of risk …

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