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UK’s Legal & General Chooses Dublin as Post-Brexit Base for Some Operations

British insurer Legal & General said it will move some of its investment management operations to Ireland to ensure it can continue to serve its customers after Brexit. In a win for Dublin’s campaign to attract financial services firms in …

Cyber Insurance Market Growing Slower Than Expected: Allianz

The tiny market for cyber insurance has been slower to develop than generally anticipated, a member of Allianz’s board said in an interview. The European market for cyber insurance currently has a premium volume of around 200 million euros ($224 million), Axel Theis, Allianz …

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of PartnerRe & Subsidiaries

A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a+” of Bermuda-based Partner Reinsurance Co. Ltd. and its affiliates (collectively referred to as PartnerRe). A.M. Best has also affirmed the …

AGCS Promotes Hansen as Head of Aviation, Succeeding Haagen

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) announced that Mike Hansen has been named global head of Aviation. He takes over this responsibility from Henning Haagen who was appointed Northeast Zone Executive for North America earlier this year and has been …

QBE Taps Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Ford as Group CFO

QBE Insurance Group Ltd. has appointed Michael Ford as group chief financial officer. Ford is currently the deputy CFO for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). He joined the bank in 2005 and held a number of senior finance roles …

Report: Climate Change to Increase Insured Losses from Windstorms in the U.K.

Climate change will drive up wind losses in the U.K. in coming years, according to a recent report from the Association of British Insurers, the Met Office, and Boston, Mass.-based catastrophe modeler AIR Worldwide. The report shows that temperature increases …

Emotional Intelligence: Do Your Leaders Walk the Talk?

There is a famous story about a visit by President Kennedy to the NASA space center. When Kennedy noticed a man carrying a broom in one of the buildings, he asked: “What’s your job here?” The janitor replied: “I’m helping …

Lloyd’s Insurers Launch Asia Political Risk Consortium

Three Lloyd’s insurers have joined forces to form a Political Risk Consortium in Asia, offering increased capacity for a wide range of political and contract frustration risks. Beazley, Chaucer and Talbot will work collectively to provide large scale capacity of …

Private Investment Firm, J.C. Flowers, Acquires UK General

J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC, a New York-headquartered private investment firm that focuses on investing in the global financial services industry, announced it has acquired UK General Insurance Group Ltd. Completed on May 24, after receiving UK regulatory approval, the …

FM Global Includes Top 3 Business Risks in Global Resilience Index

FM Global has expanded its Global Resilience Index to include insights around three of the top risks facing businesses: cyber attack, natural hazards and supply chain failure. The interactive, online index ranks 130 countries and territories by their enterprise resilience …

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