People & Places

Hacala Appointed Financial Institutions Practice Leader, Willis Canada

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, has appointed of Roger Hacala as senior vice president and financial institutions practice leader, Willis Canada. In this new role, Hacala will oversee the financial institutions practice within Willis’s Canada region, …

Kempthorne Named Chair of Global Federation of Insurance Associations

The Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA) has announced the appointment of Governor Dirk Kempthorne as its new chair, for a two-year term. Kempthorne, who is president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers, replaces Frank Swedlove, the …

Hardy Promotes Wright in Asia; Hires Bond and Osorio in London

Hardy Underwriting Asia Pte Ltd (Hardy Asia), a subsidiary of CNA Financial Corporation, has promoted Chris Wright as director and principal officer for Hardy Asia. (Hardy is a specialist underwriting business operating within Lloyd’s of London.) In this role, Chris will …

ACE Nordics Promotes Engdahl, Adds Christensen in Financial Lines

ACE Group announced a promotion and a new appointment in its Nordic financial lines insurance team. Kristina Engdahl has been promoted to the role of financial lines manager, Nordics. Engdahl will be responsible for the performance of ACE’s financial lines portfolio …

People – West

Salt Lake City, Utah-based The Buckner Co. has named Robert F. Atwell as the firm’s healthcare practice leader. Atwell’s primary focus will be on serving the region’s healthcare community. Atwell has 40 years of experience in underwriting, risk and claims …

People – Midwest

Pete Lahn has been appointed senior vice president of Legal, as well as secretary and general counsel for Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co., in Grinnell, Iowa. The appointment is effective Dec. 19, 2014. Lahn brings more than 25 years of legal …

People – East

Retail insurance broker EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) has hired former Integro President and CEO Peter Garvey as chief operating officer based in New York. In this newly created position, Garvey will be responsible for driving EPIC’s regional growth strategies, particularly in the Northeast. …

People – Southeast

Attorney G. Donovan Brown, Southeast state government relations counsel for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), is joining the well-connected Tallahassee law firm of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb as a partner. Brown will transition from …

ACE Strengthens Nordic Financial Lines Team

ACE Group today announced a promotion and a new appointment in its Nordic financial lines insurance team as it continues its investment in further strengthening its presence across the region. Kristina Engdahl has been promoted to the role of financial …

Fosun Investment Head to Manage Europe Insurer Investments

Fosun Group, China’s biggest closely- held conglomerate, hired Hong Kong’s best-performing bond fund manager from Bocom International Holdings Co. to manage investments for its European insurers. Tongli Han, 36, will be the global chief investment officer for fixed income at …

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