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RFIB Names Leith-Smith, Penfold & Hawkins, Forming SE Asia Marine Cargo Team

RFIB Group Ltd., the London-based Lloyd’s insurance and reinsurance broker, announced the appointments of Paul Leith-Smith, Giles Penfold and Will Hawkins who will form a new Southeast Asia marine cargo team. The team joins from the broker, Ed, and will …

Aon Launches Cyber Risk Mgmt Solution in Response to EU Data Protection Law

Aon plc has launched a risk management solution designed to help organizations prepare for a new data protection law due to come into force on May 25, 2018. The law, known as the EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, …

Bains to Step Down as CEO of DUAL; Firm to Be Led by Regional Mgmt Board

Hyperion Insurance Group, the London-based insurance intermediary group, announced that Talbir Bains, CEO and CUO of DUAL Group, the underwriting arm of Hyperion, has decided to step down from his role at the end of January 2017. Bains joined DUAL …

Arthur J. Gallagher Taps JLT’s Boyle & Ollerenshaw for Credit & Political Risks Team

Arthur J. Gallagher has appointed industry stalwarts Rupert Boyle and Nick Ollerenshaw as executive directors, aiming to deepen its specialist capabilities in credit and political risks insurance. They report to Mark Gubbins, managing director of the specialist Structured Credit & …

How Independent Agents Are Feeling About Growth, Technology and Disruption

Property/casualty independent insurance agents are more optimistic this year than they were in 2015. Nearly half (49 percent) of agencies responding to an industry survey say they are “very optimistic” about the future success of their agency compared to just …

Towergate Renames London Market Broking Business as ‘Bishopsgate’

Towergate has renamed its London market broking business as “Bishopsgate.” Formerly known as Towergate London Market, Bishopsgate aims to give “regional brokers better access to market, better service and better deals,” the company said in a statement. A central pillar …

Capsicum Re Latin America Taps Ribeiro and Nunes from Carpenter, Aon Benfield

Capsicum Re, the London-based specialist reinsurance broker, announce it has hired Marcio Ribeiro and Júlia Nunes to Capsicum Re Latin America Brazil. Ribeiro is head of the facultative division and is based in Sao Paulo; Nunes is head of operations …

JLT Re Taps Willis Re’s Punch as MD, APAC, for Regional Clients & Retrocession

JLT Re, the London-based reinsurance broker and consultant, has appointed Stephen Punch as managing director, Asia Pacific, for Regional Clients and Retrocession. Punch is expected to join JLT Re in early 2017 after he has completed his contractual obligations with …

Willis Re and SpatialKey Partner to Launch European Windstorm App

Willis Re, the reinsurance division of Willis Towers Watson, has collaborated with SpatialKey Inc. to launch a new European Windstorm app. “This powerful new event response application integrates data from multiple data sources, including EuroTempest, insurance industry experts in forecasting …

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