W.R. Berkley Corp. named Clare Himmer as president of Berkley Re UK Limited, effective September 1, 2021.
In the interim, Richard Fothergill will continue as Berkley Re UK’s CEO, with the expectation that, by the end of 2021, Himmer will be appointed CEO and Fothergill will become Chairman.
Himmer has nearly 30 years of experience in the reinsurance industry with a particular focus on the London and international markets across multiple classes of business. Most recently, she led the London subsidiary of a specialty Bermuda reinsurance group, establishing and developing key client and broker relationships and growing the London business to a substantial percentage of the group’s revenue.
Fothergill joined Berkley Re UK in 2011 to lead the development of the newly formed business. As CEO, he will continue to lead the organization through the transition. Upon assuming the Chairman role, he will remain a valuable resource for the Berkley Re UK team, as well as engage on special projects and initiatives throughout W. R. Berkley Corporation.
Ryan Specialty Group in London is further expanding the underwriting capabilities of RSG Transactional Risks Europe (RSG TRE) with the hiring of Ulrich Schiener.
RSG TRE is a specialised managing general underwriter focused exclusively on providing transactional insurance solutions to Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) clients.
Schiener has joined RSG TRE’s team based in Barcelona, Spain, and focuses on Warranty and Indemnity insurance for European transactions. He is joining RSG TRE from the corporate team at Eversheds in Munich.
Ulrich is a German lawyer who has also been admitted to the bar in Spain. He has experience advising private equity firms and strategic investors on M&A transactions,.
RSG Transactional Risks Europe comprises 23 professionals across London and Barcelona.
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