Agents & Brokers News

AFL Insurance Brokers Taps JLT’s Rowland, Alston Gayler’s Cavani for Property Team

Independent Lloyd’s broker AFL Insurance Brokers Ltd. hired re/insurance professionals Barry Rowland and Chris Cavani to augment its wholesale property team. Formerly a facilities and binder partner at JLT Re, Rowland joins AFL as director, Property & Casualty. Cavani joins …

Ryan Specialty Group Agrees to Buy UK P&I MGA Lodestar Marine from Tawa

Ryan Specialty Group LLC (RSG) announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire London-based Lodestar Marine Ltd., an MGA in the protection & indemnity (P&I) fixed premium marine market, from Tawa Associates Ltd.* Lodestar’s operations will become part of …

Hub International Acquires Canadian Broker Kindersley Insurance

Hub International Limited (Hub), a Chicago-based insurance broker, announced it has acquired the shares of Canadian broker Kindersley Insurance Ltd. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Headquartered in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, with an office in Dodsland, Kindersley Insurance Ltd. is a …

Brokerslink Appoints Legrand as CEO, Succeeding Fonseca

Brokerslink announced the appointment of Jacqueline Legrand as CEO, succeeding José Manuel Fonseca, who is stepping back to focus his efforts on managing the growth of MDS Group, a Brokerslink reference shareholder, of which he is CEO. Legrand is chief …

Aon Securities Structures Largest-Ever Earthquake Catastrophe Bond for World Bank

Aon Securities, the investment banking division of reinsurance intermediary and capital adviser Aon Benfield, has assisted the World Bank in structuring the largest-ever catastrophe bond covering earthquake, which provides the organization with US$1.36 billion of capital markets’ protection. The bond …

London Market Single Claims Agreement Launched to Improve Claims Handling

The London market has launched a simplified system for claims handling in an effort to improve client service and streamline claims agreement across the London market. The Single Claims Agreement is designed “to enable quick and efficient authorization of claims …

Worldwide Broker Network Names Gambonini as Global P/C Consultant

The Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) announced the appointment of Antoinette “Toni” Gambonini as global property & casualty consultant. In this role, Gambonini will work with WBN member companies on six continents in the areas of cross-border training, new business opportunities …

Ryan Specialty Group Launches Latin America MGA, Capital Bay Underwriting

Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) has launched a Latin American-focused managing general underwriter, Capital Bay Underwriting, based in Miami. Capital Bay’s central emphasis is financial lines re/insurance products for financial institutions and commercial entities across Latin America and the Caribbean. Capital …

Capital Markets Still Keen on ILS Investments Despite 2017 Disaster Claims: WTW

The insurance linked securities (ILS) sector is set for another year of growth as the market recovers from 2017’s natural disasters, replaces lost capital and investors show mounting interest in ILS products. These are the findings of the latest quarterly …

Artex Risk Solutions Launches Singapore Office, Led by Pannuzzo from Aon

Bermuda-based Artex announced the creation of Artex Risk Solutions (Singapore) Pte Ltd., its first office in the region, which will oversee the growth and development of Artex’s Asia Pacific captive and risk solutions strategy. Vic Pannuzzo has been hired as …