People & Places

Ex-Deutsche Bank South Africa Head Adds Investment Talent at RMI

Rand Merchant Insurance Holdings Ltd., which owns stakes in four insurers, hired Chris Meyer, head of RMB Morgan Stanley, as the holding company run by a former Deutsche Bank AG executive adds investment talent. Meyer will leave at the end …

Duperreault, Reardon and Deutsch Lead Hamilton Re into the ‘Data Analytics’ Future

If you’re going to successfully operate a relatively new reinsurance company in these troubled times, you better know what you’re doing. Fortunately Bermuda-based Hamilton Re would seem to pass muster. Firstly, it’s not a start-up. Hamilton Re is the successor …

Willis Re Strengthens Turkish Expertise with Gras Savoye Agreement

Willis Re announced that it has strengthened its expertise in the Turkish market by entering into an agreement with Gras Savoye Turkey. Kemal Kurklu has joined Gras Savoye as Executive Director-Treaty Reinsurance in Istanbul to work in partnership with Willis …

People – South Central

Stuart Parker, currently chief operating officer at San Antonio-based USAA, has been named to succeed current CEO Joe Robles when he retires at the end of February 2015. USAA Capital Corporation President Carl Liebert has taken over the role of …

People – East

Penn National Insurance in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Christine Sears has been elected president and CEO-elect by the company’s board of directors. She succeeds President and CEO Kenneth R. Shutts, who announced his planned retirement date of …

People – Southeast

Insurance broker and risk consultant Marsh reported that Thadd Wallace has joined the firm as a managing director in the Global Risk Management Practice in Atlanta. In this role, Wallace will work with Don Bailey, head of industry and sales …

People – West

Southwest Insurance Agents Alliance has expanded its team with the addition of Nate Call and William R. Gordon as regional vice presidents for Arizona. Both Call and Gordon will be responsible for membership service, development and insurance company relations for …

People – Midwest

Portage, Mich.-based property/casualty MGA and surplus lines broker, J.M. Wilson, has promoted Crystal Russell to accounting operations supervisor. Russell is responsible for payment and account reconciliation of company accounts and assisting the treasurer with the preparation of monthly financial statements. …

Botet Joins ACE as A&H Business Development Director for Catalonia & Balearics

The ACE Group announced the appointment of Joan Torradeflot Botet as Director of Business Development for its Accident and Health (A&H) insurance business in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, effective immediately. H will be responsible for the commercial development of …

XL Group Appoints Latham to Strengthen Captive Programs

XL Group announced the appointment of Matthew Latham as Head of Captive Programs, in a move which strengthens the Group’s offering to clients with captives. Jason Harris, Chief Executive, International Property & Casualty at XL Group commented: “The risk landscape …

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