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Update: Liberty Mutual Conducts Strategic Review of Pembroke Managing Agency

Liberty Mutual Insurance announced it is undertaking a strategic review of its London-based Pembroke Managing Agency Ltd., acquired through the lronshore purchase in May of 2017. The company has retained Evercore to serve as its adviser during the process. A …

UK’s May Eyes Extension of Brexit Transition Period to Unlock Impasse with EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May signaled on Thursday she would consider extending a so-called transition period “for a matter of months” after Britain leaves the European Union, a move her critics say is a betrayal of Brexit. Less than six …

Gallagher Acquires UK Commercial Broker Portmore

Global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm Gallagher announces the acquisition of Portmore Insurance Brokers Ltd. and Portmore Insurance Brokers (Wiltshire) Ltd. in the UK. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Southampton, England, Portmore was …

RenaissanceRe Estimates Q3 Claims Costs of $155M from Natural Catastrophes

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announced it currently estimates that the cost of claims from third quarter 2018 catastrophe events will have an estimated net negative impact of approximately $155 million on its third quarter 2018 results. The estimated losses for these …

TigerRisk Adds Retro Specialist Hughes from Aon to London Retro Team

TigerRisk Partners LLC, the Stamford, Conn.-based insurance and reinsurance broker, announced it has appointed Jonathan Hughes as partner. Hughes will report to Alex Bridges, head of TigerRisk’s Retro Team, and will work in TigerRisk’s London office. Hughes joins TigerRisk from …

Swiss Re to Post ‘Large’ Q3 Losses from Italy Bridge Collapse, Natural Disasters

Swiss Re AG said it will post relatively “large” losses from claims in the third quarter, as man-made disasters including the collapse of a bridge in Italy add to damage from storms. Natural disaster claims, mainly from Japan and North …

Greenlight Capital Re Invests in Digital Insurance Processing Platform Click2Sure

Greenlight Re Innovations, part of Cayman Islands-headquartered Greenlight Capital Re Ltd., announced it has invested in the digital insurance platform, Click2Sure. South Africa-based Click2Sure has developed a comprehensive digital platform for distributing, managing and purchasing insurance at the point of …

Hackers with Russian Ties Hit 3 E. European Companies: Cyber Security Firm

Hackers have infected three energy and transport companies in Ukraine and Poland with sophisticated new malware and may be planning destructive cyber attacks, a software security firm said on Wednesday. A report by researchers at Slovakia-based ESET did not attribute …

VW’s Audi Unit Slapped with $925M Fine in Germany over Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit agreed to pay an 800 million-euro ($926 million) fine for its role in the diesel-cheating scandal that has disrupted the car industry for more than three years and landed Audi’s longtime leader in jail. The penalty …

Specialty Insurer StarStone Taps Hendrickson from Validus as CEO, Replacing Smith

StarStone, the London-based specialty insurer, announced the appointment of John Hendrickson as group chief executive officer of StarStone Group, with immediate effect. He succeeds Demian Smith, who resigned in September 2018 after eight years of service. Hendrickson joins with over …

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