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Smith Joins Team at HR Benefits in Dallas

Stephen B. Smith has joined the team at HR Benefits  in Dallas, Texas-based, the company announced. Smith is a seasoned insurance executive with more than 28 years’ experience in the industry. He has an extensive commercial brokerage and insurance company …

Great American’s Trucking Division Expands Key Executive Roles

Great American Insurance Group, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, has expanded the responsibilities of three key executives in its Trucking Division, Randal Smith, currently serving Great American as vice president of the Trucking Division’s Western Profit Center, will now assume the …

Willis Warns Companies to ‘Wake up to Cyber Threats,’ Liabilities

Company Directors must wake up to cyber threats or they risk litigation from all sides, warned  Francis Kean of Willis Group Holdings. Speaking at a Willis-hosted cyber liability conference in London this week, the Executive Director of Willis’ FINEX Global …

Departing Goldman Sachs Banker Slams ‘Rip-Off’ Culture

Goldman Sachs faced an unprecedented assault from one of its own on Wednesday after a banker published a withering resignation letter in the New York Times, calling the Wall Street titan a “toxic” place where managing directors referred to their …

AXIS Appoints Smith CEO, Country Manager of Australian Operations

Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited announced that it has appointed David Smith as CEO and Country Manager of Australian Operations. He is based in Sydney and reports to Mark Gregory, CEO International Division, AXIS Insurance, who welcomed Smith to AXIS, …

Miller Appoints Smith for Scandinavian Binding Authority

UK broker Miller has added Piers Smith to its international team to direct binding authority in Scandinavia, in a move it described as an “expansion of its international platform for binding authority business.” Smith is a specialist in the placement …

Eqecat Set to Release 3 Revised Catastrophe Models

Catastrophe risk modeler Eqecat has scheduled July 15 as the date to release three significant revisions to its Worldcatenterprise 3.16 platform.  The updates cover Eqecat’s North Atlantic hurricane model, its Canada earthquake model and its Asia typhoon model. These updates …

Smith to Join Swiss Re as President, CEO Americas; Ozendo Retiring

The Directors of Swiss Re Group and the Directors of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation announced that J. Eric Smith will join Swiss Re as President and CEO, Americas effective July 11. He will replace Pierre Ozendo who retires this …