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Integro Expands Reinsurance Presence in Latin America with HRL Alliance

International broker and risk management firm Integro announced an agreement with HR Latinoamerica Ltda. Corredores de Reaseguros (HRL) to serve as HRL’s exclusive London wholesale reinsurance trading partner. The licensing agreement grants HRL Colombia use of the Integro name and …

Willis Re Taps Aon’s McDowell to Lead Bermuda Unit; Harden as APAC President

Willis Re announced the appointment of Chris McDowell as CEO of Willis Re Bermuda. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, he will succeed Michael Harden, CEO of Willis Re Bermuda since 2014, who is returning to the Asia Pacific region as president …

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Towergate Forms £30M, 5-Year Partnership with Yacht Specialist N&G (Zurich Unit)

Towergate and Navigators & General (N&G), a part of the Zurich Group, have signed a strategic partnership under which N&G will provide capacity and expertise for Towergate Marine products. Towergate Marine provides insurance for around 25,000 pleasure crafts including super …

RFIB Launches Transaction Solutions Division, Names Wilson as Division Head

RFIB Group Ltd., the international Lloyd’s insurance and reinsurance broker, has launched a Transaction Solutions business with the appointment of James Wilson to lead the division. Reporting to Paul Chilton, chief operating officer, Wilson brings over 12 years’ experience in …

Hub’s Totten Insurance Group Buys Canadian Resources Insurance Solutions

Totten Insurance Group, the Toronto-based managing general agency, announced that it has acquired the shares of Canadian Resources Insurance Solutions Inc. (CRIS), a Sudbury, Ontario-based insurance wholesaler. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. This strategic acquisition expands Totten’s footprint …

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires UK-Based Orb Financial Services Ltd. 

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced the acquisition of Orb Financial Services Ltd. in Surrey, England. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2007, Orb Financial Services is an employee benefits consultant and broker offering a full range of …

Capsicum Re Hires Bousfield, Palmer and O’Dwyer-Smith to Cyber Team  

Capsicum Re*, the specialist reinsurance broker, announced it has hired Patrick Bousfield, Jane Palmer and Alice O’Dwyer-Smith to its cyber team. They are based in the London office and report to Ian Newman, a partner in Capsicum Re’s London property …

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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 …