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UK Financial Services Firms ‘Will Retain’ EU Passporting Rights: Foreign Secretary

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday he expects the U.K. to retain the right for its financial firms to sell services across European Union member states after Britain’s exit from the bloc. Johnson, speaking to reporters in New …

BHSI Expands Financial Institutions Cover in Canada; Knight Leads Product Line

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced that it is introducing four new executive & professional lines products for financial institutions and named Andrew Knight as national director of Financial Institutions, Executive & Professional Lines, in Canada. The new products are: …

Lloyd’s Has Potentially Large Exposure to Catastrophic Cyber Attack: Adsensa Review

A review of almost 400 reinsurance contracts underwritten at Lloyd’s of London has revealed potentially significant vulnerabilities and exposures if a catastrophic cyber attack should occur. Analysis of 392 property and casualty reinsurance policies underwritten by a trio of reinsurers …

Marsh Names South as President, US & Canada Unit; APAC, Middle East Realigned

Marsh announced that it has appointed Martin South as president, U.S. and Canada division, effective Sept. 1, 2016. South will report to John Doyle, president of Marsh, and will be based in Marsh’s New York office. He will oversee Marsh’s …

Ironshore Files for IPO in U.S. After A.M. Best Review of Parent Firm Fosun

Ironshore Inc., the insurer purchased by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd. last year, filed for an initial public offering in the U.S. after a ratings firm cited concerns about the parent firm’s financial strength. The company filed with an initial …

Towergate London Market Appoints Pearce to Lead Growth Strategy

Towergate Insurance announced the appointment of Neil Pearce as managing director of Towergate London Market.* Pearce will join Towergate on Sept. 5, 2016 and report directly to group Chief Executive Officer David Ross. Pearce joins Towergate from RKH Specialty where …

Chubb Launches Biogas & Solar (Cleantech) Insurance Solution in UK & Ireland

Chubb has launched a new insurance proposition for biogas and solar plants, projects or facilities, in the UK and Ireland as it continues to expand its cleantech offering. Biogas and solar are playing an increasing role in the UK’s energy …

Pen Canada Launches E-Traded D&O Platform in Response to Broker Demand

Pen Underwriting Canada has launched a purpose-built, e-trading platform for directors and officers insurance, in response to broker demand for a quick-quote, competitive D&O solution. The platform is simple, straightforward and responsive – able to quote and issue a policy …

Best Revises Lloyd’s Outlook to Stable from Positive on Difficult Business Conditions

A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to stable from positive of Lloyd’s and Lloyd’s Insurance Co. (China) Ltd., while at the same time affirming their financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a+”. In …

Brit Invests in South Africa’s Camargue Underwriting Managers

Brit Ltd., the global specialty insurer and reinsurer, announced it has made a significant strategic investment in Camargue Underwriting Managers, one of South Africa’s leading providers of specialized insurance products. Financial details of the transactions were not disclosed. “The investment …

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