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Chicago Agent Glad She Made the Captive-to-Independent Leap

Making the jump from a being a captive agent to an independent one is not for the faint of heart, says one veteran Chicago-based agent. But Sharon Robles has no regrets, none at all. Robles was a successful captive agent for …

JLT Specialty Insurance Appoints Najim Senior VP, Analytics & Consulting

Chicgo-based JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc. (JLT Specialty USA), a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), appointed Chris Najim as senior vice president of analytics and consulting. Najim will work alongside JLT Specialty brokers and other client …

CNA Names Kubursi Senior VP – Financial Institutions, Management Liability

Chicago-based insurance CNA has appointed Ziad Kubursi to senior vice president, Financial Institutions and Management Liability, effective April 6, 2015. Ziad brings more than 18 years of insurance industry experience to this role, most recently serving as senior vice president, head of the Management …

Chicago-Based Alper Services Partners with Germany’s unisonBrokers

Alper Services LLC, an independent insurance brokerage in Chicago, Ill., announced it recently signed an agreement with unisonBrokers, a global broker network with multinational insurance and risk management services, who partners with select growth-oriented regional brokers. The agreement allows Alper …

Willis to Keep Name on Chicago Tower

Insurance broker Willis Group Holdings Plc plans to keep its name on the Chicago tower that is being sold to Blackstone Group LP. The broker “is involved in a long-term contract for its naming rights for Willis Tower,” Colleen McCarthy, …

Get the Full View of M&A and Organic Growth Best Practices

MarshBerry Launches Four New 360 Seminars Woodmere, OH, March 16, 2015: MarshBerry is hosting four full day regional seminars focusing on best practices for merger & acquisition (M&A) and organic growth strategies. These seminars will enable insurance professionals, property & …

XL Group’s E&S Insurance Adds Miller in Chicago to Launch New Auto Product

XL Group’s Excess & Surplus (E&S) insurance team is expanding, adding Andrew Miller as underwriting manager for its newest product line, primary auto. Miller joins XL Group’s Chicago office with more than a dozen years of transportation insurance industry experience, most recently as …

Hub International Acquires San Antonio-Based Alexander Insurance Agency

Chicago-based Hub International Limited (Hub), has acquired Alexander Insurance Agency (Alexander), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Alexander is an independent brokerage with a focus on commercial lines insurance for the commercial towing and transportation industries. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Alexander …

Zehr Appointed VP, Segment Underwriting at CNA

Chicago-based CNA Financial Corp. has appointed Jeff Zehr as vice president, segment underwriting. In this position, he will expand his responsibilities to include leadership and governance for the commercial lines products for both the financial institutions and the professional services customer segments. …

Get the Full View of M&A and Organic Growth Best Practices

MarshBerry Launches Four New 360 Seminars Woodmere, OH, January 16, 2015: MarshBerry is hosting four full day regional seminars focusing on best practices for merger & acquisition (M&A) and organic growth strategies. These seminars will enable insurance professionals, property & …