ACE USA Restructures Global Property Division

December 6, 2012

ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of The ACE Group, has reorganized its Global Property division to now include three property insurance units designed to serve the needs of domestic and multinational businesses. The commercial property, specialty catastrophe, and complex multinational property units will report directly to Paul McNamee, division president, ACE Property and Specialty, North America.

The commercial property unit focuses on the risk transfer needs of domestic and multinational clients nationwide. Through nine regional offices across the United States, this group provides significant risk and catastrophe capacity to a range of clients in both industry and scale. This unit focuses on the distribution of ACE’s core property products through its retail distribution partners across the country. Brian Church, senior vice president, has been promoted to lead the division’s commercial property unit on a nationwide basis.

ACE’s specialty catastrophe unit focuses on products for clients where traditional property insurance doesn’t match their needs or where deductibles levels have exceeded the client’s appetite for risk. This is often brought about through significant losses or changes in industry models. These products range from flood reinstatement protection to named storm deductible buy downs, multi-year agreements, and parametric triggered coverage for concentrated catastrophe exposure. Jeremiah Konz, senior vice president, will lead the specialty catastrophe group, in addition to his current role as senior vice president, ceded reinsurance, where he is the lead buyer of reinsurance for ACE’s property and specialty division in North America.

The complex multinational property unit provides specialized fronting and captive solutions to large multinational customers and offers a team of professionals with multinational expertise, technical program design, fronting service fees, and credit terms where applicable. ACE’s secure, web-based Worldview client portal is used to implement, service, and manage multinational programs across a global network of owned offices in 54 countries and partner companies in 126 countries. Eric Stoer, senior vice president, will continue to head the complex multinational property unit.

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