Apollo News

Specialist Re/Insurer Apollo Taps Steeds from XL Catlin as Political Risk U/W

Lloyd’s managing agency Apollo Syndicate Management has appointed William Steeds as senior political risk underwriter for Syndicate 1969, effective immediately. He reports to Chris King, head of crisis management at Apollo. Steeds joins Apollo with more than 20 years’ experience …

Chubb, Hiscox, Tokio, Other Lloyd’s Underwriters Form Innovation Facility to Insure Emerging Risks

A group of Lloyd’s underwriters has launched a new facility with £53 million ($67.5 million) of capacity that is designed to speed up re/insurance product development for new and emerging risks. The Product Innovation Facility is led by senior underwriters …

Allianz Sells Private Bank OLB to Private Equity Firm Apollo for $336M

German insurer Allianz said it had agreed to sell its 90 percent stake in private bank Oldenburgische Landesbank (OLB) to U.S. private equity firm Apollo for 300 million euros ($336 million). Apollo, which is consolidating the northern German banking market …

Brit Leads New Commercial General Aviation Consortium at Lloyd’s

Brit Ltd., the global specialty insurer, has launched a Lloyd’s consortium for commercial general aviation. Now quoting business, the consortium is being led by Brit with capacity also being provided by Kiln, Hiscox, Apollo and Pritchard, and is the only …