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Miller Opens Paris Office

Specialist insurance and reinsurance broker Miller Insurance Services LLP has opened an office in Paris in a move to increase its reinsurance presence in Europe. Pierre Guntzberger will be based at the new office and will “work closely with the …

Catlin Sponsors Demonstration of ‘Touch Table’ Technology

London-based Catlin Underwriting Agencies Limited, a unit of Catlin Group Limited, announced that it is studying how technological innovations could improve service to brokers and clients in the Lloyd’s market. As part of the project Catlin recently hosted an interactive …

R K Harrison in Association with Chilean Broker Conosur

London-based R K Harrison Insurance Brokers and Conosur Corredores de Seguros Y Reaseguros (Conosur) announced that they have reached an exclusive agreement to cooperate on all new business emanating from Chile. The agreement covers both insurance and reinsurance opportunities that …

Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford – Looking Forward, Not Back

Don’t tell Toby Esser, Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford’s CEO, that the global economy is in the doldrums. “We’ve had substantial organic growth over the last 12 months with property up around 20 percent, and an increased market share,” he …

US Brokers’ Employees Attend London’s Beazley Broker Academy at Lloyd’s

A bulletin from Lloyd’s notes that “high potential employees from US broking firms will spend the coming week in London, standing in the shoes of the Lloyd’s underwriter and gaining a detailed understanding of how business is transacted in the …

Lockton Enters Strategic Relationship with Ecuador Broker Security Re

Privately-owned global insurance broker Lockton announced that it “plans to strengthen its position in Latin America by entering into a joint venture with facultative reinsurance broker, Security Re, in Ecuador.  “The new venture will be titled Lockton Security Intermediarios De …

R K Harrison Hires Rees to Lead New Cyber Risk Practice

Employee-owned, London-based  insurance broker R K Harrison announced that David Rees has joined the firm to “head a dedicated cyber practice within its specialist casualty team, responding to the increasingly sophisticated demands for coverage in this space.” Rees joins R …

UIB Restructures Property Team to Promote Growth

London-based international reinsurance broker UIB has overhauled its property team with a view to doubling the division’s revenues. UIB appointed Mark Ritson, formerly a UIB Energy director, to head the property division and to spearhead its growth. The team has …

Finaccord Survey Finds Growth in EU Commercial Non-life Brokerage Receipts

Newly released data from Finaccord, a London-based market research consultancy specializing in financial services, reveals that the market for commercial non-life insurance broking reached a value of €9.89 billion [$12.165 billion] in commissions and fees in 2011. The report said …

Kerr to Head BMS Growth in Australia, Asia-Pacific

Global broker BMS Group announced that it has “achieved another major strategic goal with the appointment of respected Australia-based facultative broker, Glenn Kerr.” Kerr will join the BMS’ wholesale team, led by Nick Cook, from Aon Benfield “upon completion of …