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BHSI Enters A&H Market in Asia, Brain Named to Lead A&H in Region

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) announced it is entering the accident & health (A&H) market in Asia, and appointed Phillip Brain as head of A&H in the region. Brain comes to BHSI with nearly two decades of industry experience. …

OdysseyRe’s Newline Group Announces 2 Executive Appointments in Asia

Newline Group, part of Odyssey Re Holdings Corp., announced appointments to its leadership team based in Singapore. Rachel Flynn has been named the principal officer for Newline Asia and Susan Chew has been appointed chief underwriting officer. Flynn joined Newline …

Asian, LatAm Financial Wage Rises Set to Outpace North America, Europe

Financial services salaries are set to rise by 4.3 percent in both Asia and Latin America this year, almost double the average increase forecast for North America and Europe, research published on Monday showed. A survey by consulting firm Mercer …

Milliman Report on Europe, Japan, Asia Insurers Sees Increased Embedded Value

Global consulting and actuarial firm Milliman, Inc. has announced the availability of two new reports detailing embedded value (EV) results for 32 major insurance companies in Europe and Japan and 14 major insurance companies operating in Asia. The reports examine …

BHSI Launches D&O & Professional Indemnity Policies in Asia

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI) introduced Executive First™ Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability and Professional First™ Professional Indemnity insurance policies in Asia. “With the launch of these two primary policies, we look forward to bringing BHSI’s exceptional local executive …

HSBC to Cut Up to 50,000 Jobs; Targets Growth of Asia Insurance Business

HSBC pledged a new era of higher dividends on Tuesday, laying out plans to slash nearly one in five jobs and shrink its investment bank by a third to combat sluggish growth across its sprawling empire. Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver …

JLT Re Appoints Walters to Support International Growth, Client Development

JLT Re, the London-based provider of reinsurance broking and capital solutions, announced that Russell Walters has joined as a partner. Bradley Maltese, deputy CEO of UK & Europe, said, “Russell joins JLT Re with over 30 years of reinsurance experience …

ACE Appoints Hamzah as Regional Medical Malpractice Manager, Asia

ACE Group has appointed Kamal Hamzah as regional medical malpractice manager for Asia, a newly created position, as it continues to expand its financial lines product portfolio in the region to include medical professional liability. Hamzah will spearhead the development and …

AIA Reports 20% Hike in New Business During 1st Quarter

AIA Group Ltd., the third-largest Asia-based insurer by market value, said the value of new business climbed 20 percent in the first quarter, meeting analysts’ estimates. The measure of projected future profitability of new policies increased to $425 million in the three …

Generali Strengthens International Management Team in Asia, LatAm, Europe

Generali has strengthened its international management team with two new managers joining the group to lead Asia and the Americas and a new appointment in Europe, effective April 1. Jack Howell is the new Asia regional officer responsible for Generali’s …