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Strong Capacity Drives Buyer’s Market in Political Risk Insurance: Marsh

Abundant capacity and strong competition have contributed to a favorable marketplace for buyers of political risk insurance globally, according to Marsh’s “Political Risk Market Update,” published this month. Despite growing concerns about global political and credit risks and a recent …

Glatfelter’s VFIS Enhances Coverage for Emergency Services Organizations

VFIS, a provider of insurance, education and consulting services to emergency service organizations and a specialty program of Glatfelter Program Managers, has introduced coverage enhancements to both its property & casualty and accident & sickness benefits coverage. VFIS target classes …

Montpelier Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd., the Bermuda-based provider of short-tail reinsurance and other specialty lines, reported operating income for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, of $39.9 million, or $0.86 per common share, compared with $71.5 million, or $1.38 per …

Atlantic Specialty Lines Announces New Office in Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Springs, NY, October 1, 2014– Atlantic Specialty Lines (ASL), a wholesale broker and specialty lines MGA offering a variety of property, casualty, professional, and personal lines coverages, continues its expansion by announcing the opening of its newest office located …

JLT Group Expands U.S. Specialty Reach, Merges JLT Specialty, Lloyd & Partners

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) a global providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, has expanded its U.S. specialty capabilities and merged JLT Specialty Ltd. and Lloyd & Partners Ltd. to drive a …

Allied World to Acquire RSA’s Hong Kong, Singapore Operations

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG announced that one of its operating units, Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd. has reached definitive agreements to acquire the Hong Kong and Singapore operations of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc (RSA) for approximately …

Ironshore Specialty Adds Product Recall to Crisis Management Coverage

Ironshore Specialty Casualty, the specialty insurance unit of Ironshore Inc., has expanded its crisis management coverage to include a product recall enhancement for product manufacturers.  Ironshore’s “Crisis ThreeSixty” (with recall reimbursement expense) offers a crisis management feature to assist clients …

Great American Insurance Group to Launch Aviation Division

Great American Insurance Group has launched a new line of specialty insurance products through its new Aviation Division. This venture will kick off the underwriting of the new product line on April 1, 2014. The Aviation Division will be headed …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Introduces D&O Liability Policy

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has launched Executive First, a directors & officers liability insurance policy designed to address the complex and volatile risks facing directors, officers and their companies. Executive First is targeted towards large commercial and financial organizations. …

Ironshore Increases Capacity for Select U.S. Specialty Lines

Ironshore Inc. will be providing coverage of up to $50 million for selected U.S. casualty lines, as of January 1, 2014. Increased capacity, up from the current limits of $25 million, will be available in the U.S. for Specialty Casualty, Ironshore …